Liposomal Vit D3/K2
Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2 in Liposomal form, fully absorbable. Made under strict conditions to achieve a perfect Lipo D3 at 1000iu's, the Vitamin D3 is Cholecalciferol (derived from Lichens) and the K2 as (Menaquione-7). With phosphatidylcholine (derived from NON-GMO sunflower lecithin). Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians. Synergistic D3 and K2 benfits in easy, effective daily delivery.
Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 work synergistically together, each nutrient aiding the other in its functions. Taken together, the nutrients can effectively support your overall heart health, your vascular (arteries and veins) system, and your respiratory and immune systems. They also help you maintain strong bones, among many other benefits. Vitamin K’s benefits are impaired by a lack of Vitamin D so if you want K2's benefits you need to be getting sun or taking the supplement. Ancient Purity believe you can take Vitamin D3 alone but with K2 you should get sun or supplement.
A lot is known about Vitamin D, the research on Vitamin K is still in its early stages, with much to be discovered. When more research and studies are done on both Vitamin K2 alone and Vitamins D and K2 together, even more exciting insight will be revealed. Of what has been discovered so far about Vitamin K, your potential benefits from this extraordinary nutrient are pretty much off the chart. Going Liposomal here makes these 2 super nutrients even more powerful.
Liposomal Vitamin D3 (1000iu) with Vitamin k2 (MK7)
- Clean, Absorbable and Tested, Liposomal for optimal delivery. Complete with Vitamin K2 (MK7).
- Vital for over-all health, the Sunshine Vitamin.
- Cardiovascular / Heart / Immune health.
- Brain Health & Mood Balance.
- Helpful in the maintenance of Muscle & Bones, utilisation of Calcium & Phosphorus.
- Plays a role in the maintenance of normal Teeth.
- Insulin regulator, diabetic management.
The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition states that increasing your levels of Vitamin D would cut premature death by 21%, and extend your healthy lifespan by more than two years (and that's quality, not just quantity). Vitamin D is not actually a vitamin, it was wrongly classified as such but the name never changed. Vitamin D actually is a fat-soluble precursor hormone part of the steroid hormone in your body called calcitriol, that the human body can produce naturally. Calcitriol regulates phosphorus, calcium, and bone metabolism and neuromuscular function in the body.
Medical researchers have been sounding the alarm about the importance of maintaining optimal Vitamin D levels from childhood through to the adult years, but millions of ageing adults remain grossly deficient in this critical hormone-based nutrient. Every cell in the body is now known to have Vitamin D receptors where the nutrient provides an essential key to accurate DNA and cellular replication. Vitamin D works at the genetic level to lower the incidence of mutations and improve cellular replication.
Every cell in the body is now known to have Vitamin D receptors where the nutrient provides an essential key to accurate DNA and cellular replication. Vitamin D works at the genetic level to lower the incidence of mutations and improve cellular replication. Currently there are over 34,000 scientific investigations on how Vitamin D works in the human body, yet it is still largely ignored by the general population. Deficiency of Vitamin D is often one of the last things someone considers when they are in a less than healthy state.
A supplement of Sunshine
Vitamin K Research Has Come a Long Way... In 2008, a German research group discovered that Vitamin K2 provides substantial protection from major prostate issues, which is one of the leading problems among men. According to Dr. Vermeer, men taking the highest amounts of K2 have about 50 percent less chance of an issue. In 2004, the Rotterdam Study, which was the first study demonstrating the beneficial effect of vitamin K2, showed that people who consume 45 mcg of K2 daily live seven years longer than people getting 12 mcg per day. In a subsequent study called the Prospect Study, 16,000 people were followed for 10 years. Researchers found that each additional 10 mcg of K2 in the diet results in 9% fewer cardiac events.
Preliminary findings also suggest that Vitamin K can help protect you from brain disease. However, it is too early to say exactly what types of damage it prevents and how but it is an area of intense interest to Vitamin K scientists right now. The evidence suggests that Vitamin K2 is essential for your bone health, but it is a nutrient the vast majority of you do not get in adequate amounts from your diet. Osteocalcin is a protein produced by your osteoblasts (cells responsible for bone formation), and is utilized within the bone as an integral part of the bone-forming process. However, osteocalcin must be "carboxylated" before it can be effective. Vitamin K functions as a cofactor for the enzyme that catalyzes the carboxylation of osteocalcin.
Liposomal Encapsulation Technology - Delivering the Goods
The Liposomal Way
An artificial microscopic vesicle consisting of an aqueous core enclosed in one or more phospholipid layers. In other words, a liposome is a tiny 'nano' sized bubble or sphere (vesicle) made from a phospholipid (in this case, phosphatidylcholine). This is the same material of which our cell membranes consist. These bubbles can be filled with substances such as Vitamin C, Glutathione or even drugs. Liposomes have the ability to carry either water of fat-soluble payloads, which makes them an ideal delivery system.
Phospholipids are amphiphilic, they consist of a hydrophilic (water-loving) head and hydrophobic (water-hating) tail.
When phospholipids are placed in an aqueous solution, the hydrophobic tails face each other avoiding the water and forming a phospholipid bilayer while the hydrophilic heads form hydrogen bonds with the water molecules. The lipid bilayer will form a closed sphere (liposome) to completely exclude water from the hydrophobic tail.
The nutrients in these formulas are encapsulated into very small multi-layer spheres or liposomes. By formulating the nutrients within liposomes, we are able to mimic the actual cellular delivery and absorption mechanism of the body.
During digestion, our bodies extract nutrients from food and encapsulate them in liposomes. These liposomal packages of nutrition are absorbed through the gut wall and enter the bloodstream. When they reach a cell where they are needed they fuse with the cell membrane and the nutritional content is absorbed directly through the cell wall.
In much the same way, the nutrients in the liposomal formulas are encapsulated in liposomes. The liposomes are made of phospholipids (fat in the form of lecithin).
Phospholipids are amphipathic, that is, part of their structure is water-soluble (hydrophilic or water-loving) and the other part is oil-like (hydrophobic or water-fearing and fat-soluble). When added to water, the water-soluble part of the phospholipid interacts with the water and the oil-like part of the molecule avoids the water.
Both fat soluble and water soluble nutrients can be encapsulated inside liposomes which makes it extremely versatile and can be used for a host of different nutrients. Liposomal formulas are stable under acidic conditions, this enables them to pass through the high-acid environment of the stomach to the duodenum (the middle GI tract) where absorption takes place. In some cases, the absorption rate (bioavailability) is greater than 90%.
D3 and K2 Bringing the Benefits
Low levels of Vitamin D may be the main reason for many immune problems and infections. Vitamin D aids in cell replication and is thought to help protect against the development of autoimmune conditions and infections like the cold. Vitamin D may also help prevent prolonged inflammation, which is often considered to be at the root of many chronic conditions and health problems. Studies show that inflammation may play a part in heart disease, diabetes and cancer along with a wide range of inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and inflammatory bowel disease.
Vitamin D activates our immune defenses. T-cells are a type of white blood cell that is essential for human immunity. Though there are several kinds of T-cells, it can be broadly categorised as killer T-cells and helper T-cells. Killer T-cells seek out and destroy cells that are damaged or infected. Helper cells “help” the body orchestrate an immune response. In all of these functions, Vitamin D is of utmost importance. Research studies prove that Vitamin D triggers T-cells through the Vitamin D receptor. If we are deficient, then T-cells remain dormant and unable to seek out and destroy foreign pathogens. It strengthens our innate immunity, the innate immune system response serves as the front-liner against pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Once it identifies a foreign invader, its first task is to trigger a series of events to destroy the possible cause of disease or infection. Vitamin D3 and K2 helps in feeding this mechanism.
Studies on the antimicrobial potency of Vitamin D showed that it up-regulates our body’s production of anti-microbial peptides, particularly cathelicidin. Aside from cathelicidin’s ability to directly stop microbial activity, it can also prompt specific defense responses within the body. On the subject of the body’s specific defense, Vitamin D3 and K2 also improves adaptive immunity. This significantly shortens the course of the infection and helps the body recover faster. This immune-boosting benefit is proven and illustrated in a study of 800 military recruits in Finland. The subjects who had lower vitamin D lost more days of active duty from respiratory and other infections. Studies have also shown the effect of D3 on the rates of influenza and bacterial vaginosis. The common denominator among those studies is the relationship between low Vitamin D levels and increased frequency of infection.
Several studies in animal models show that specific autoimmune diseases can actually be prevented or managed by the administration of Vitamin D3 to patients. Conditions include inflammatory bowel diseases, collagen-induced arthritis, type 1 diabetes, autoimmune encephalomyelitis, and lupus. Some studies have also linked low Vitamin D levels to the development of multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and lupus. Even low Vitamin D exposure of babies within the uterus is associated with the increased risk of pancreatic autoimmunity. Vitamin D also has the ability to suppress autoimmunity. Long-term inflammation can cause and aggravate a number of health conditions. But Vitamin D3 can really help against this.
A study of 2,070 adult individuals over the age of 65, concluded that low Vitamin D level is linked to moderate and severe pain from inflammation. A separate research reinforced this idea by proving that Vitamin D lowers inflammation. Upon administration, Vitamin D lands on the Vitamin D receptor to start core gene signalling that reduces inflammation. It regulates the production of inflammatory cytokines and stops the proliferation of pro-inflammatory cells.
Light up your Health Naturally
Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 together are essential for optimal heart health, this is because Vitamin D3 is needed for the creation of something called Matrix-Gla Protein (MGP), which plays a large role in preventing calcium from building up in your arterial walls (which signifies poor cardiovascular health).When you have sufficient amounts of both of these nutrients, your body can work to maintain healthy arteries and blood vessels. Whereas MGP is dependent on Vitamin D3 to do its job, it also needs Vitamin K2 to activate it. When you have sufficient amounts of both of these nutrients, your body can work to maintain healthy arteries and blood vessels. In another recent study, one group of participants were given oral administration of both Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D, while another group was just given Vitamin D alone. Over the course of 6 months, the group with Vitamins D3 and K2 maintained their cardiovascular health
MK-7 is the most beneficial form of Vitamin K2, it supports the development of healthy, flexible arteries for cardiovascular health. Whilst giving optimum calcium absorption and utilisation and promotes normal blood clotting. In a “breakthrough” study on the impact of Vitamin K2 as Mk-7, results showed substantial heart health benefits.It was studied in a group of healthy women over the course of 3 years, helping to maintain “vascular elasticity” keeping blood vessels healthy. In 2004, the Rotterdam Study, which was the first study demonstrating the beneficial effect of vitamin K2, showed that people who consume 45 mcg of K2 daily live seven years longer than people getting 12 mcg per day. In a subsequent study called the Prospect Study, 16,000 people were followed for 10 years. Researchers found that each additional 10 mcg of K2 in the diet results in 9 percent fewer cardiac events.
Lungs & Respiratory Health
The understanding of Vitamin D metabolism and biological effects has increased so much in recent years, it's clear Vitamin D has extensive immunomodulatory effects. The active Vitamin D generating enzyme, 1α-hydroxylase, is expressed by the airway epithelium, alveolar macrophages, dendritic cells, and lymphocytes indicating that active Vitamin D can be produced locally within the lungs. Vitamin D generated in tissues is responsible for many of the immunomodulatory actions of Vitamin D. The effects of Vitamin D within the lungs include increased secretion of the antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin, decreased chemokine production, inhibition of dendritic cell activation, and alteration of T-cell activation. These cellular effects are important for host responses against infection and the development of allergic lung diseases like asthma. Epidemiological studies do suggest that Vitamin D deficiency predisposes to viral respiratory tract infections and mycobacterial infections and that Vitamin D may play a role in the development and treatment of asthma. Randomised, placebo-controlled trials are lacking but ongoing.
Supportive through the Seasons
Brain & Mood Health
Some studies have even shown that a vitamin D deficiency could be associated with a higher risk of developing conditions like schizophrenia. Further research has also found that vitamin D status may also influence depression, anxiety, seasonal affective disorder and insomnia. Getting enough vitamin D may also bump up brain power as well. One study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry even reported that lower levels of Vitamin D may be linked with poor performance on standardised exams, difficulties with attention and focus as well as impaired decision making.
Preliminary findings also suggest that Vitamin K can help protect you from brain disease. However, it is too early to say exactly what types of damage it prevents and how but it is an area of intense interest to Vitamin K scientists right now. It is clear the two together carry weight for your cognitive health. Together these 2 nutrients support positive mood and feelings of well-being.
Tooth, Nail and Bone Support
Vitamin K2 alone directs Calcium to places like your bones and teeth. Our teeth’s enamel (the barrier protecting your teeth) is mainly made up of calcium and phosphate, Vitamin D plays an important role by increasing the absorption of the calcium and phosphate from foods. Getting Vitamin D by the sun or by supplement you keep your enamel strong and help fight the bacteria responsible for dental caries among other dental health issues. Vitamin D supports bone density. A severe Vitamin D deficiency example is rickets, a condition that affects children and is characterized by bone abnormalities and reduced bone mineral density. Although rickets is incredibly rare these days, other bone-related disorders such as osteoporosis are still very common. Not only has Vitamin D deficiency been linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis, but it’s also been tied to decreased bone mineral density and a higher risk of fractures in older adults.
The evidence suggests that Vitamin K2 is essential for your bone health, but it is a nutrient the vast majority of you do not get in adequate amounts from your diet. Osteocalcin is a protein produced by your osteoblasts (cells responsible for bone formation), and is utilized within the bone as an integral part of the bone-forming process. However, osteocalcin must be "carboxylated" before it can be effective. Vitamin K functions as a cofactor for the enzyme that catalyzes the carboxylation of osteocalcin.
Experience Simple Easy Vitamin D3 Absorption with K2 - Order Today
- Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) derived from Lichens.
- Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7).
- Phosphatidylcholine (derived from non GMO sunflower lecithin).
- Potassium Sorbate (preservative).
- Vitamin E (anti-oxidant) natural apricot flavouring.
- Shake before use. Take one measured pipette daily or as recommend by your healthcare professional.
- Once opened, store refrigerated and use within 2 months.
- Size: 60ml
- Container: Box & Glass / Darkened Dropper bottle.
- Storage: Refridgerate once opened keep dark (in box). Consume within 2 months.
- Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1 year.
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