Vitamin D is a critical nutrient for myriad functions in the body. Science is starting to learn about the many ways being deficient in vitamin D is dangerous (but more on that in a second.
Vitamin D is critical for:
- Calcium absorption and promoting healthy bone growth
- Cognitive function
- Regulating a healthy immune system
- Supporting a healthy heart
Vitamin D is so crucial that your body makes it endogenously, but a shocking number of people are deficient. Estimates range from 40% on the low end, to as high as 85% of the US are deficient in vitamin D. Even assuming the low-end estimates, best to cover your bases.
The Problem of Vitamin D Deficiency
Having deficiency in vitamin D can result is serious, real-world health issues.
Some of these include:
- Bone softening
- Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease
- Cognitive impairment, especially in older adults
- Severe asthma in children
- May contribute to abnormal thyroid function
And this is the short list. Having proper levels of vitamin D is clearly non-negotiable.
Vitamin K2 Makes a Dynamic Duo
Vitamin K2 activates several important proteins in the body.
Additionally, in a landmark study, taking K2 along with Vitamin D slowed the progression of arterial calcification - taking vitamin D3 along did not.
Finally, vitamin K2 is a key component in a bone health triad. Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium, but too much calcium can be dangerous if you deficient in K2.
Vitamin D3 and K2 are just like the peanut butter and jelly of the vitamin world.
Why Take Athletessence D3K2?
We have taken D3K2 to the next level.
Sure, we have chosen a highly absorbable D3, and we've packed 2,500 IU per serving, but we didn't just throw in any old K2.
We chose Mena Q7, which is also known as MK-7. Why does this matter?
Remember that landmark study we mentioned before? Well MK-7 was the vitamin K2 they used - making it the only version of K2 that has been studied in humans.
All in all, we are very proud of this one. And we are sure that you will understand why once you start taking it as a part of your morning routine.