WHAT IS VITAMIN D3?
Vitamin D3 is known as the sunshine vitamin and many people are probably aware of this important vitamin which is also a hormone, however not many people are aware of vitamin K2 which has been shown to be as important as Vitamin D3 in protecting the heart and improving bone function.
Vitamin D is probably mostly known for its effect in calcium absorption; however, Vitamin D only does a part of the job as it aids in calcium absorption in the blood. Once calcium gets into the blood stream, it begins to attach itself to the arterial walls where it can lead to hardening and calcification, this increasing the risk of cardiovascular issues such as plaque build up in the coronary arteries and heart attacks.
WHAT IS VITAMIN K2?
Vitamin K2 (Mk-7) aids Vitamin D by directing blood calcium into the skeleton and teeth where it is most needed. Vitamin D3 and K2 work synergistically to improve bone and heart functions. One without the other may be detrimental to health. Without K2, calcium resides in the soft tissue like arteries. Vitamin K2 deficiency actually leads to the Calcium paradox where too little calcium is available in the bones and teeth.
Vitamin D3 and K2 (Mk-7) are a dynamic duo, on its own, Vitamin D3 has been shown to influence several body functions and influences conditions such as Cancer, hypertension, osteoporosis and arthritis amongst others.
When Vitamin D3 is taken, the body creates Vitamin K2 dependent proteins, these proteins move calcium around, they have several benefits but Vitamin K2 is needed to activate them and release their true potential
BENEFITS OF OAKLIFE VITAMIN D3 AND K2
- Uses pure menaquinone 7 (MK-7) form of Vitamin K2 which stays in the body longer than other forms
- K2 helps prevent arterial calcification
- It reduces osteoclast formation (bone breakdown) and promotes osteoblasts (bone forming cells)
- Helps maintain healthy bones and teeth
- Can helps reduce the instance of osteoporosis
- Helps to improve the immune system
- Supports healthy blood coagulation
WHO SHOULD TAKE OAKLIFE D3 K2?
As we approach puberty, the bones are developing more rapidly than before and people over 50 also need to introduce this into their diet. Sportsmen and fitness enthusiasts also need this dynamic duo in their diet.