Vitamins D3 and K2: Better Together
Vitamin D deficiency is immensely common in society, with a 2020 review reporting that 24% of Americans and 40% of Europeans are deficient in vitamin D. This can be dangerous because of the many functions vitamin D assists in.*
The Role of Vitamin D3
Vitamin D plays a role in:
•Insulin and glucose balance
•Blood pressure regulation
•Immune system regulation
Vitamin D is commonly viewed as something we need for bone health, and while that is true, it is clear that it plays a much more universal role in our bodies than many of us are aware of. However, this makes vitamin D deficiency all the more dangerous.*
There are two primary ways of getting vitamin D, ingestion (through food or supplements) and absorption (from the sun). Vitamin D is the only vitamin you can get just from spending time in the sun, and this is because the skin contains vitamin D receptor cells that can manufacture its own vitamin D when exposed to the sun.*
Vitamin D2 vs. Vitamin D3
There are two types of vitamin D – vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. Both can be consumed through food or supplements, and vitamin D3 can also be created when the skin of the body is exposed to ultraviolet B rays from the sun. While both vitamin D2 and D3 can help you meet your daily vitamin D requirements, research suggests that vitamin D3 is more effective than vitamin D2 at raising the levels of vitamin D in the blood.*
The Role of Vitamin K2
Compared to the more popular vitamins, such as vitamin C or vitamin D, vitamin K is much less well-known, leaving many to undermine
its importance. However, some research suggests that vitamin K deficiencies may be the link between diet and certain chronic diseases.
Unfortunately, vitamin K is very rare in the Western diet, making its supplementation all the more important.*
Similar to vitamin D, vitamin K comes in two forms: vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. It also plays an important role in the body by activating proteins that assist in blood clotting, heart health, and calcium metabolism.*
Controlled studies have allowed researchers to observe that, while vitamin K2 supplements improve bone and heart health, there are no significant observable benefits from vitamin K1 supplements.*
While vitamin K, on its own, assists in essential bodily functions, it also has some important roles that can only be done with vitamin D.*
Separately, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 offer many benefits to the body. Vitamin D3 promotes bone strength, immune support, and
cardiovascular health; Vitamin K2 helps with wound healing and blood clotting.*
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin to supplement, but to get the greatest benefit, it is recommended to combine its supplementation with vitamin K. This is because vitamin K helps ensure that vitamin D properly transports calcium to the bones, promoting bone and cardiovascular health.*
When taken together, vitamin D3 and K2 boost the effects of each other, which is why our supplement Qummune™ contains both vitamins in addition to quercetin and many other beneficial compounds. These supplement-packed pills are perfect for those with pill fatigue because they make it easier than ever for you to reap the benefits of vitamin D and K within a single pill.*
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Amrein, K., Scherkl, M., Ho mann, M., Neuwersch-Sommeregger, S., Köstenberger, M., & Tmava Berisha, A. et al. (2020).
Vitamin D de ciency 2.0: an update on the current status worldwide. European Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, 74(11), 1498-1513. doi: 10.1038/s41430-020-0558-y Vitamin D Myths 'D'-bunked. (2022). Retrieved 13 May 2022, from https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/vitamin-d-myths-debunked
Glendenning, P., Chew, G., Inderjeeth, C., Taranto, M., & Fraser, W. (2013). Calculated free and bioavailable vitamin D metabolite concentrations in vitamin D-de cient hip fracture patients after supplementation with cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol. Bone, 56(2), 271-275. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2013.06.012
Schwalfenberg, G. (2017). Vitamins K1 and K2: The Emerging Group of Vitamins Required for Human Health. Journal Of Nutrition And Metabolism, 2017, 1-6. doi: 10.1155/2017/6254836
van Ballegooijen, A., Pilz, S., Tomaschitz, A., Grübler, M., & Verheyen, N. (2017). The Synergistic Interplay between Vitamins D and K for Bone and Cardiovascular Health: A Narrative Review. International Journal Of Endocrinology, 2017, 1-12. doi: 10.1155/2017/7454376
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.