Vitamin K and vitamin D are essential nutrients our bodies need to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Both vitamins come in a number of forms, but focusing on the combination of vitamins D3 and K2 can have unique health benefits for those interested in optimal wellness.
When D3 Meets K2
Vitamin D3, known as the sunshine vitamin, can be found in milk, fortified cereals, and fatty fish like mackerel.
Vitamin K2 can be found in animal foods, including dairy, and a variety of fermented foods. It is known to play a major role in healthy blood clotting which prevents excessive bruising and bleeding when we’re injured.
Western diets tend to be rich in neither D3 or K2 despite the multitude of health benefits that can be enjoyed from their consumption, particularly when taken together.
When the two are found together, as is the case in our D3 + K2 Gummies*, chef’s kiss! These two vitamins are meant to work together.
K2’s ability to support bone and heart health through its impact on calcium is enhanced by D3’s ability to aid in absorption. And this is just the beginning: the two vitamins work in tandem to provide a number of other surprising benefits.
Researchers have found that vitamin K2 may decrease a person’s risk of heart disease.
This may be because Vitamin K2 helps prevent inflammation and calcium build up, keeping blood vessels smooth and flexible which aids in better blood circulation to and from the heart.
D3 has a similar impact on the heart, as those who are deficient in it seem to have a higher incidence of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and heart attacks.
Studies have also shown that vitamin K2 may play a key role in increasing bone density.
Vitamin K2 works with calcium in our bodies to create stronger bones, reducing the risk of fractures. In fact, low vitamin K intake has been linked to an increased risk of hip fractures in both men and women and those struggling with weak bones can benefit greatly from increasing the vitamin K in their diets.
And we all know that vitamin D is good for our bones.
Getting more D3 in your body can help achieve peak bone density, keeping your bones stronger, longer.
Vitamin D, nicknamed the sunshine vitamin, doesn’t just get it’s nickname because spending time in the sun helps our bodies produce it. Having sufficient amounts of vitamin D3 in the body may also help boost your mood, giving you a more sun-shiny disposition and outlook on the day!
Having insufficient levels of vitamin D in the body can lead to sadness and other cognitive behavior issues, particularly in the winter months when sunshine is hard to come by.
When paired with K2, vitamin D3 can have even more positive impacts on daily mood.
Since most of us struggle to get enough time in the sun, adding a little vitamin D3 + K2 to your diet may be a great way to banish the winter blues and bring you a much needed positivity boost.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.