Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2 will improve cardiovascular health, immune health, and increase longevity

Lynn Griffith
Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2 will improve cardiovascular health, immune health, and increase longevity
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Vitamin D is essential for overall health and wellbeing.  For years, Vitamin D has been recognized for calcium homeostasis in the body but research is now showing that Vitamin D also acts as a steroid hormone that helps the endocrine and immune system function appropriately.

Research is showing that every cell in the body has Vitamin D receptors.  Vitamin D3 is the most bioavailable form of Vitamin D and is only produced by exposure to sunlight and is not able to adequately sourced through food supplies. (1)

Vitamin D deficiency is becoming a global concern with an estimated 1 billion people deficient

Vitamin D deficiency is becoming a global concern.  An article from Harvard University reports that if you live north of the line connecting San Francisco to Philadelphia and Athens to Beijing, the odds of Vitamin D deficiency are much higher.  The same odds hold true if you live below these lines but do not get at least a 15 minute walk in the sun.  Studies have also shown that those with dark skin tones or those who are obese or overweight may also have Vitamin D deficiency. (2)

Worldwide, it is estimated that 1 billion people have inadequate levels of Vitamin D in their blood.  In industrialized countries, hospitals and doctors are even seeing a resurgence of rickets, which is a bone-weakening disease that was eradicated through fortification of Vitamin D.  (2)

The question has circulated within the research community as to why so many people are deficient in Vitamin D if products remain fortified.  Many people are obtaining Vitamin D3 through supplementation but without Vitamin K2, it has instead led to a rise in Vitamin D toxicity or a buildup of calcium in the arteries.  (3)

Vitamin K2 is necessary to improve bone health (4)   Osteocalcin are calcium binding proteins found in the organic bone matrix, dentin and or tissue.  Without Vitamin K2, osteocalcin produces calcium in the bone matrix but the body is unable to produce the necessary binding protein.  (5)

Without Vitamin K2 there is nothing to regulate calcium absorption therefore causing calcium buildup in arteries

Vitamin D works with Vitamin K2 to regulate calcium absorption.  Vitamin K2 not only helps prevent blood clotting but also directs where calcium is deposited within the body.  Vitamin D increases calcium absorption while K2 directs the calcium to specific locations within the body.  Calcium buildup in the arteries is a main symptom of Vitamin D toxicity, when taking Vitamin K2, the body has the necessary nutrients to deposit calcium in other locations and protect against calcification.  (6)

Dr. Rheaume-Bleue reports, “For so long, we’ve been told to take calcium for osteoporosis… and vitamin D, which we know is helpful. But then, more studies are coming out showing that increased calcium intake is causing more heart attacks and strokes. That created a lot of confusion around whether calcium is safe or not. But that’s the wrong question to be asking, because we’ll never properly understand the health benefits of calcium or vitamin D, unless we take into consideration K2. That’s what keeps the calcium in its right place. (7)  There are so many people on the vitamin-D-mega-dose bandwagon, taking more and more of vitamin D. And it could absolutely be causing harm if you are lacking the K2 to complete the job to get the calcium where it’s supposed to be.” (8)

Scientific research has shown remarkable results in the role that Vitamin K2 plays in cardiovascular health and longevity.  (9)

The Vitamin D3 Sunshine Patch not only offers Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 but offers the addition of 250mg of Magnesium to promote healthy calcium metabolism. If you get these patches you don’t have to worry about absorption rates or other supplements. The patch works quickly and put on behind your ear and the vitamin D goes through your skin, right into your capillaries and releases straight into your bloodstream. (10)

Sources for this article include:

(1) ajcn.nutrition.org
(2) www.hsph.harvard.edu
(3) en.wikipedia.org
(4) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
(5) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
(6) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
(7) webcache.googleusercontent.com
(8) articles.mercola.com
(9) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
(10) http://news.therawfoodworld.com

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