VITAMIN D + K2
Odds are you’re not getting enough vitamin D. In fact, the CDC reports that as many as 23 million Americans have a “severe” deficiency, so nutrition authorities are beginning to recommend higher dosages. But that may present another problem entirely.
One of vitamin D’s functions is to move calcium around in your body. Most of the calcium you take in should go to your bones and teeth, but it can end up in places you don’t want it to as well. A 2016 study shows that there is a strong association between extremely high levels of vitamin D and high levels of calcium. When you take in extreme amounts of vitamin D along with a lot of calcium (as most Americans do), the D can’t direct where all that calcium should go. A review in the American Society of Nephrology indicates that when concentrations get too high, calcium starts getting deposited in your arteries. In other words, a vitamin you’re taking to improve your health could actually end up harming it!†
Now enter vitamin K2. Research shows that supplementing with K2 helps determine where calcium goes in your body, sending it to your bones and teeth where you need it most. In light of this new research, and in an effort to ensure customer safety, we’ve added K2 to our Vitamin D formula.†