Vitamin D + K

Vitamin D + K contains 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 as Cholecalciferol and 200 mcg of vitamin K1 as Phytonadione. 

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**Vitamin D+K  is a CBD/Hemp FREE product and does not contain gluten, dairy, soy, or GMO’s. 

 

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Description

Research is pointing to more and more people suffering the consequences of vitamin D deficiency including susceptibility to serious illnesses. Vitamin D + K contains 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 as Cholecalciferol and 200 mcg of vitamin K as Phytonadione (included to prevent calcification of the arteries).

Why is Vitamin D deficiency on the rise?

Many people are avoiding sun exposure due to fear of ozone layer problems, or because of skin cancer or concern of skin wrinkling. Twenty minutes of sun exposure daily to 6% exposed skin is necessary for maintaining our body’s own production of vitamin D.

Some drugs bind fats, including fat soluble Vitamin D and contribute to low Vitamin D levels. These drugs include:

  • Cholestyramine, a bile acid sequestering medication, and laxatives.
  • Intake of Olestra and soluble fiber can also potentially reduce vitamin D absorption from food.
  • Statin drugs can cause cholesterol levels to fall lower than ideal which may contribute to vitamin D deficiency.

Other reasons that others may have Vitamin D deficiency:

  • Patients with fat malabsorption, problems with bile production or production of lipase for digesting fats are also susceptible to low vitamin D levels. 
  • Patients with dark skin pigmentation or a dark tan may require up to four times longer sun exposure to absorb the same amount of UVB as light or untanned skin, because melanin blocks UVB. African descent individuals have a much higher incidence of vitamin D deficiency, especially in northern states.
  • Obese individuals can have 50% lower plasma levels of vit D than normal weight people, for the same supplementation levels or sun exposure.
  • Women with low hormone levels are more susceptible to vitamin D deficiency. Estrogen or progesterone deficiency (amenorrhea, surgical or age-onset menopause) impairs the formation of the active form of vit D.
  • Aging skin has a reduced capacity of vitamin D synthesis. By age 75, vitamin D levels can be 25% lower than levels in younger individuals.
  • Related Research

Vitamin K directs calcium into the bones and teeth, and when Vitamin D is in excess and Vitamin K is low, calcium may deposit in arteries and other tissues.  This is why these two work synergistically together and are part of Vitamin D + K.

** Vitamin K may adversely interact with anticoagulation drugs known as blood thinners. Patients on these medications should be medically supervised while taking Vitamin D. It is not ideal for these individuals to take high dose vitamin D alone as it may contribute to arterial stiffening (loss of elasticity) since vitamin K is being restricted.

**Vitamin D + K  is a CBD/Hemp FREE product and does not contain gluten, dairy, soy, or GMO’s. 

Additional information

Weight 5.8 oz
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 4 in
Recommendations

As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 capsules per day with meals, or as directed by your health care practitioner.

Ingredients

Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol), Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1 Phytonadione) cellulose capsule, microcrystalline cellulose, cellulose (capsule), L-leucine.

FDA Disclaimer*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease“

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