Today’s topic is super important – not only for allowing you to live a much healthier life, one with a higher immune system, more energy, a happier mood, and decreased health problems.
But also on the flip side, if doing this wrong – you’ll actually increase your risk for osteoporosis and getting heart problems.
So, today’s topic is about the fact that you MUST take two super vitamins together.
Now, let’s first start with our star player – Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is easily one of the most valuable vitamins you should be taking daily.
Sadly, 90% of the population is deficient in this “sunshine” vitamin and most are certainly NOT at the optimal level.
In fact, Vitamin D is not technically even a Vitamin. It’s a hormone… That’s why it’s so powerful.
Sadly, the older we get, the less Vitamin D our body produces and absorbs.
And the higher your body fat, the lower your D levels.
And the less youthful hormones you have, the lower your Vitamin D.
Wrong And Right Form
What’s worse, those of us who are taking Vitamin D in supplement form is taking the WRONG form.
This includes me a few years ago because I was just listening to everyone else and all the so-called, “experts”.
You see, most Vitamin D comes in oil caplets.
But did you know that not only is this the cheapest and least absorbable form… But it comes from an animal by-product called “sheep grease”.
Yes, oil-based forms of Vitamin D are actually derived from bodily fluids secreted by sheep’s glands and wool (yuck!).
The best form is actually the micro-encapsulated, powdered form.
And I only discovered this about 7-8 years ago after doing tons of blood work on myself, family members, and clients.
And here is a link to one of the best Vitamin D products in the world and it’s called Perfect Vitamin DK™
It’s 100% plant-based, vegan, certified organic, and wild-harvested.
Perfect Synergist Combination
Now, I mention Perfect Vitamin DK™ and it’s named “perfect” for a reason…
Because it contains the correct form of micro-encapsulated Vitamin D3, combined with a patented Vitamin K2 as MK-7 (MenaQ7® trans menaquinone-7)
This synergist combination is the key and what I want you to pay attention to.
Perfect Vitamin DK™ also uses the correct clinically validated dose of about a 2.5:1 ratio.
Which is 125 mcg (5,000 iu) of D3 with 50 mcg of K2/MK-7.
Why is Vitamin K2 so important?…
Because as fantastic as Vitamin D3 is, it works as a team, together with Vitamin K2.
You see, when taking the correct higher dose of Vitamin D3 to increase your levels when measured in a blood test [25-hydroxyvitamin D, 25(OH)D], the D3 can actually cause hypercalcemia, which is excessively high levels of calcium in the blood.
This can lead to BVC – which is Blood Vessel Calcification.
So many people are focused on high cholesterol levels, that they completely miss this major cause – which is D3 taken by itself.
This basically means that calcium phosphate starts to accumulate in the blood vessels, which is a primary underlying cause of heart disease.
This means more calcium and plaque in the arteries, less blood flow and then add in higher cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and hormonal imbalances and you have the perfect recipe for heart problems.
Scientists have also discovered that low levels of Vitamin K2 as MK-7, ALSO increase BVC – which means more calcium in your blood vessels, narrowing your arteries and thus, potentially leading to heart problems.
By the way, over 90% of people are also deficient in Vitamin K2 as well.
So, low levels of both D3 and K2 are bad. However, taking D3 by itself is also bad.
However, here’s where the magic starts…
When you combine the correct form and dose of D3 with K2, your risk for heart disease drops because there’s much less calcification in the blood vessels.
Simply stated, vitamin D may cause blood vessel calcification, while vitamin K may help prevent this from happening.
And one of the primary ways this happens is because vitamin K2 takes calcium OUT of the blood vessels and puts it directly into the bones, where it’s supposed to go.
This obviously reduces osteoporosis and creates stronger bones, and blood vessels, and improves cardiovascular and heart health.
This is exactly what we need after the age of 35, especially for women who have dealt with menopause.
- Vitamin D3 is a super “hormone” vitamin that we should all be taking because of the dozens of health benefits.
- However, taking D3 can cause calcium deposits in your blood vessels and arteries, which can lead to heart problems.
- So does low levels of Vitamin K2, which over 90% of people are deficient in.
- Taking K2 with D3, takes the calcium out of the blood vessels and puts it into the bones, where it’s supposed to be — thus, creating stronger bones, reducing osteoporosis, and reducing your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
- The best form, most absorbable form is the plant-based, powdered, micro-encapsulated pills, NOT the oil form.
And what I’ve been using for
the past few years is Perfect Vitamin DK™ because it contains the correct patented forms, backed by over 25+ clinical studies, at the scientifically validated dose of 2.5:1 ratio for maximum safety, bioavailability, and absorbability.
And the best part, it only costs a few pennies a day.
So if you’re not using D3 and K2 together, make sure you start today.
And if you are, great… but it’s better to use the vegan, powdered micro-encapsulated version only found in Perfect Vitamin DK™.