Vitamin D-K Factor
Dr Salerno’s uniquely formulated Vitamin D-K Factor provides a therapeutic dose of 5000 units of D3 and 45 mcg of vitamin K2 as MK-7. These important nutrients work synergistically to boost immune function and overall health. There are two ways to get Vitamin D. One is through bare skin exposure to sunlight (UVB rays), few factors to consider with this is where you live, your skin color and time of day (when sun is at it strongest or weakest). And the other is through oral supplementation. Without daily sun exposure, it becomes essential to replenish levels of vitamin D through oral supplements.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin typically found in natural food sources such as egg yolks, cod liver oil, wild salmon, liver and certain dairy cheeses. It plays an important role in aiding the absorption of calcium in the body, and supports healthy bone growth. Without proper levels of vitamin D, bones may become weak, brittle, and prone to breakage and healthy teeth and gums may suffer.
Healthy levels of vitamin D also prevent inflammation in the body.
Vitamin D is a vital nutrient that plays a critical role in the absorption of calcium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. This necessary vitamin has also been implicated in the prevention of certain cancers and osteoporosis. It has shown to support brain development, respiratory health, and proper immune function, as well.
Even with the most proper diet it is still difficult to obtain adequate vitamin D through food sources alone. It is estimated that more than 80% of people living in the United States do not have adequate levels of vitamin D in their bodies.
Vitamin D’s benefits are greatly enhanced when mixed with vitamin K. These two vitamins act synergistically to promote healthy bones and cardiovascular health.
Vitamin K2 is a fat soluble vitamin, mainly found in leafy, green vegetables. It is essential to building healthy bones, preventing heart disease, and aiding in the blood-clotting process. Without proper levels of vitamin K, one may suffer from a variety of conditions such as tooth decay, osteoporosis, pneumonia, certain types of cancer, and dementia.
Vitamin MK-7 is extracted from a fermented soy called “natto”. This unique fermentation process is what gives it it’s strength in fighting inflammation and strengthening the immune system.
While vitamin D aids in healthy, strong bones, vitamin K acts as a “gatekeeper”, controlling where the vitamin D is distributed in the body and ensuring your bones receive healthy levels of the vitamin. Taking the two together in one supplement allows for better absorption for enhanced overall health.
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