As a steroid and hormone precursor, Vitamin D is one of the most powerful vitamins that you can put into your body. But unfortunately, most of the population (and especially athletes and exercise enthusiasts) are deficient in Vitamin D, or have sub-optimal levels of, vitamin D. With limited exposure to big daily doses of sunshine, and vitamin D becoming increasingly difficult to obtain from high quality diet sources, supplementing with vitamin D has become more important than ever.
Vitamin D helps protect many important metabolic, hormonal and energy systems in your body, including healthy bones, immunity, hormonal balance, cardiovascular function and even better maintenance of lean muscle mass. While a good multivitamin such as the Thorne Multivitamin Elite provides a solid foundation for Vitamin D intake, many individuals are unique in their Vitamin D needs, or have tested low in vitamin D and need to add some extra in for a period of time, so if you need to add extra Vitamin D, then using the bioavailable Vitamin D + K (vitamin D3 and K2 liquid) from Thorne is a perfect way to do it.
The problem with most standard and popular Vitamin D supplements is that they are completely devoid in Vitamin K, which is necessary for a proper balance of fat soluble vitamins, and also necessary to get the benefits of Vitamin D and also to avoid Vitamin D toxicity! For example, one study in postmenopausal women found a combination of minerals with vitamins D and K maintained healthy artery elasticity, compared to two other groups of women who received either minerals with vitamin D but not K, or placebo. So we definitely recommend increasing your vitamin K intake when increasing your intake of vitamin D – and to particularly get extra vitamin K in the form of vitamin K2.
The reason Vitamin K2 is so important to take with Vitamin D is because it exerts a more powerful influence on bone than does vitamin K1. Vitamin K is also essential for normal cell formation and to help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Vitamin K2 is comprised of a series of molecules known as menaquinones and the most common and well studied of the menaquinones is MK-4. So while this may be sounding complex, ultimately the ideal Vitamin K2 to take with your Vitamin D is the MK-4 form of Vitamin K2.
Vitamin D + K (liquid) is a mix of Vitamin D and Vitamin K2, mixed in medium chain triglyceride oil, and naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols. Each bottle contains 600 2-drop servings, and two drops contain:
-Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) 1,000 IU
-Vitamin K (as Vitamin K2 (as Menatetrenone)) 200 mcg
Vitamin D + K (vitamin D3 and K2 liquid) contains no wheat, corn, gluten, yeast, egg, dairy products, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, lactose, palmitic acid or stearic acid.
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