Vitamin D3 and K2 Dietary Supplement
- Serving size - 1 capsule
- Vitamin D from plant lichen - 5,000 IU's
- Vitamin K2-M7 from natto - 100 mcg
- RnA ReSet Barley Powder - 11 mgs
- Fat Soluble
- 60 capsules per bottle
Other Ingredients: Silica, vegetable magnesium stearate, non-GMO Vegetable cellulose (capsule shell)
Vitamin D deficiency has captured many headlines this year and it’s clear that Vitamin D deficiency runs rampant in the United States and throughout the world. Supplementation with the right kind of vitamin D, and at the right dose, has been shown to quickly turnaround insufficiencies quickly and easily in most people.
But supplementation with vitamin D is not enough. Vitamin D needs magnesium to be fully metabolized and vitamin K2 to direct calcium into bones and away from soft tissues and arteries to protect against calcification of kidneys and cardiovascular health.
Vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 Benefits
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D obtained from sun exposure, food, and supplements is biologically inert and must undergo two hydroxylations in the body for activation.
Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone and to prevent hypocalcemic tetany. It is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis.
Vitamin D has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation. Many genes encoding proteins that regulate cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis are modulated in part by vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency has been proven to impede recovery from anxiety and depression.
Vitamin D plays a critical role in modulating both innate and adaptive immune responses, thereby regulating everything from reactivity to antigens and pathogens, and even chronic disease states and autoimmunity. Many immune cells have receptors for Vitamin D including macrophages, dendritic cells, monocytes, as well as T-lymphocytes and B-lymphocytes.
The vitamin K2 component in D3-K2 ReSet is K2-MK7 the most active form of K2 that works to increase bone density, decrease fracture risk, increase heart health by reducing artery calcification. It actively directs calcium to the bones and teeth and along with magnesium keeps calcium out of soft tissues. It has a positive effect on testosterone and fertility in men and conversely decreases androgens that create polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in women. It helps in the production of insulin, suppresses genes that can promote cancer, and help exercise endurance by enhancing energy utilization.
D3K2ReSet is the best vitamin D3K2 supplement for anyone who
- Does not or cannot get adequate sun exposure*
- Takes a calcium supplement*
- Wants to support healthy immune function*
- Wishes to support a balanced inflammation response*
- Wants to support bone health*
- Wants to support a healthy heart and cardiovascular system*
- Prefers a nutritional approach to support positive mood*
Dr. Carolyn Dean recommends adequate supplementation of magnesium in concert with vitamin D supplementation. Magnesium is so important in vitamin D metabolism that saturation levels of magnesium may be more effective in producing active vitamin D than high dose vitamin D. In fact, magnesium is required in 8 crucial steps of vitamin D metabolism.
How much D3K2ReSet vitamin D supplement should I take?
Don’t know your current level? The D*calculator located at GrassrootHealth can suggest a daily vitamin D intake for individuals who enter only their weight and target vitamin D level. This calculation is an estimate based on the average intake required for people of the same body weight.
Dr. Dean strongly encourage everyone to test their vitamin D level through our research project with GrassrootsHealth or by asking your doctor. It is important to know your vitamin D level for a more accurate calculation of what supplement dose could help achieve a target level. However, not everyone has immediate access to their vitamin D level, so, this calculation is a next best option for an educated decision on how much to take on a daily basis.
Based on their testing, the GrassrootsHealth Scientific Panel recommends a level of 40-60 ng/mL (100-150 nmol/L).
Dosage: Take one capsule per day. If you are exposed to a possible viral infection, take 2 per day. If infected with a virus, take 3-4 per day, depending on your blood levels. See the information about GrassrootsHealth In Home Lab Testing on our website under Research Project.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.