I don’t know about you, but when I walk down the supplement aisle, I am immediately so overwhelmed. Where do I even begin? Which ones are truly necessary? Which are going to be a waste of money? Please don’t bother putting yourself through that when I have already done the research to narrow it down for you. There is one supplement that anyone of any age could always use and benefit from –Vitamin D3 (with K2 specifically).
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D:
-regulates the absorption of calcium and phosphorus
-promotes healthy immune system function-a greater focus these days.
-assists in the development of strong bones and teeth-exceptionally great for kids.
-boosts weight loss
-promotes cardiovascular health
-improved resistance against certain diseases and viruses
Some people like to just take vitamin D on its own, but the benefits are suboptimal when you don’t have enough K2 in your body.
BENEFITS OF VITAMIN K:
Vitamin K is most commonly found in our leafy green vegetables.
Vitamin K contributes to the following:
-producing prothrombin, a clotting factor necessary for blood clotting and healthy bone metabolism.
-supporting the maintenance of strong bones by sending calcium to the bones.
-preventing mineralization-the process of mineral build up in the arteries that can then lead to cardiovascular issues.
As I stated before, there are some potential pitfalls if vitamin D is taken on its own when there isn’t enough vitamin K present, such as excess calcium builds up in the arteries leading to cardiovascular disease.
With K2, the calcium that was not absorbed gets sent to the bones! Vitamin D3 and K2 work closely together; D3 controls the absorption of calcium while K2 controls where the calcium ends up.
We’re stuck inside far more often than usual these days, meaning most of us may not be getting the natural vitamin D from the outdoor UV rays. That can easily lead to becoming vitamin D deficient.
SIGNS OF VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY:
Some signs to be on the lookout for include:
-becoming sick often
-bone and back pain
-poor wound healing
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR VITAMIN D & K INTAKE:
In order to maintain an overall healthy body with the help of vitamin D, try to soak up some sun a few times a week at the very least. Now, if you live in an area where the weather never seems to allow you to do so or personal circumstances don’t allow for that, then you can consume seafood and include egg yolks in your diet.
As for vitamin K, consume vegetables such as kale, spinach, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage. You can also eat fish, meat, and eggs and receive some vitamin K in lower doses.
Most of these natural remedies are still are not enough because we wash and soap our skin daily. Supplementation is the best way to obtain optimal Vitamin D levels. We have had excellent success with this particular type. Click Here
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Premier Health and Wellness by visiting the site or contacting the staff at (512) 459-4405 for more information.