Vitamin D with added vitamin K
This product provides a clinically useful dose of vitamin D3, along with bioavailable vitamin K1 (Phytonadione) and K2 (Menaquinone-7). This formula contains high therapeutic doses for situations where more aggressive repletion is required, as determined by a health care practitioner.
The Relationship Between Vitamin D and Vitamin K
Vitamins D and K are essential for optimal bone and arterial health and for maintaining a healthy immune system. Vitamins D and K work as a team. Increasing the amount of vitamin D via supplementation, in the presence of insufficient levels of vitamin K, can increase the risk of inappropriate calcium deposition in the soft tissue (such as arteries and joints), and can have a negative effect on blood vessel elasticity. However, when adequate levels of vitamin K are present along with vitamin D, calcium can be properly directed to the necessary areas of the body, mainly in bones and teeth. Increasing vitamin D levels increases the need for vitamin K.
The amount of vitamins D and K in this formula may be beneficial for those who do not get adequate sun exposure and/or dietary sources of these vitamins.