Vegan Vitamin D3 & K2
Vegan Vitamin D3 4000iu and Vitamin K2 MK-7 capsules easy to swallow and easily assimilated. Vitamin D is naturally produced by the body when the skin is exposed to sufficient sunlight. Many people have low Vitamin D levels due to lack of sunlight and diet due to modern farming practises and our generally low consumption of fresh uncooked fruits and vegetables. Studies show that the higher your Vitamin D level, the lower your risk of major health problems.
At Ancient Purity we believe Vitamin D3 is one of the most important supplements you can and should take, everybody needs it and everyone functions better with higher levels, its at the very top with Organic Sulphur, Magnesium and Fulvic Acid Minerals, this vegan supplement also features Vitamin K2 in its effective Mk-7 form. 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 2 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.
There are multiple forms of Vitamin D, the two most important ones are Vitamin D-2 & Vitamin D-3. Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, which is made by your skin naturally. We want to be clear that we are not in the business of checking and managing Vitamin D levels, for us personally we use high dose all the time and we use way more in winter, we urge you to research this yourself, then please come to us for the best in Vitamin D3 and K2 giving you a daily dose for 3 months in Spring and Autumn and a 1 month supply for Winter at 3 Capsules daily.
Vegan Vitamin D3 & K2
- Delivers 4000iu's of Vitamin D3.
- Providing Vitamin K2 (MK-7) 100UG.
- Clean, Safe and Effective.
- Organically sourced from Lichen Preperation.
- Hair, Skin, Teeth, Nails.
- Respiratory Health.
- Hearts & Bones.
- Supports Cognitive Health.
- Stored in Miron Dark Violet Glass.
Vitamin D Deficiency
We cannot stress enough how much everyone needs Vitamin D, vegan or not. 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. Currently there are over 34,000 scientific reports on how Vitamin D works, 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.
It's hard to agree on the exact amount we need, there's staying alive and there's thriving, If you use optimal levels of Vitamin D as the standard for deficiency, we see that as many as 90% of people in the western hemisphere have deficiency. If you're dark skinned living in a country where there is less sun you may be even more at risk. Many people are deficient because they aren’t able to obtain enough Vitamin D through direct sunlight and their diet alone, and they aren’t taking a high-quality supplement or the supplement simply doesn't have enough D3 in it. Once thought of as only playing a role in certain diseases, researchers now realise that Vitamin D affects virtually every cell and tissue in your body, it affects numerous Vitamin D receptors located throughout your body and nearly 3,000 genes. Our cells need the active form of Vitamin D to unlock the genetic blueprints stored inside the cell, without these many aspects of your health could potentially be at risk.
Unity in Immunity Vitamin D is for everyone
The Ultimate in Immunity
Along with Vitamin C Vitamin D3 is at the very top of Immunity nutrients. 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.
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 D3 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 and Vitamin D3 helps in feeding this mechanism.
Researched and Studied for Immunity
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 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.
Every Body needs Vitamin D3
Synergistic Effects Vitamin K & Vitamin D
It's important to realise that vitamin K does not work alone. It needs collaborators—and vitamin D is an important one. These two agents work together to increase MGP, or Matrix GLA Protein, which is the protein that is responsible for protecting your blood vessels from calcification. In fact, MGP is so important that it can be used as a laboratory measure of your vascular and cardiac status. The results of human clinical studies suggest that concurrent use of Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D may substantially reduce bone loss. If you are concerned about your bones, you must balance this nutritional triad: Vitamin D Vitamin K and Calcium. Increasing calcium is good for your bones but not so beneficial for your arteries, which can become calcified, but Vitamin K protects your blood vessels from calcifying when in the presence of high calcium levels.
So you really must pay attention to the synergism of all three of these nutrients if you want to optimise your benefits. We are convinced that we're seeing just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Vitamin K and its many valuable functions in your health. It's truly an exciting area in nutritional science today. In the meantime, we encourage you to make sure you find some regular source of Vitamin K2. This will mean eating about four ounces of fermented cheese a day (preferably raw) or taking a high-quality Vitamin K2 supplement. At Ancient Purity we believe that in ten years' time there will be as much passion and appreciation for this stealth vitamin as we have for Vitamin D today.
Let the Light in
Studies on Vitamin K2
Research results of Vitamin K on Cardiac Health: 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.
Brain Health: 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.
Vitamin K2 and Osteoporosis: 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.
Vitamin K Bone Health: 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.
Vitamin K2 (far more effective "activator" of osteocalcin than K1).: There has been some remarkable research about the protective effects of vitamin K2 against osteoporosis: A number of Japanese trials have shown that Vitamin K2 completely reverses bone loss and in some cases even increases bone mass in people with osteoporosis. The pooled evidence of seven Japanese trials show that Vitamin K2 supplementation produces a 60 percent reduction in vertebral fractures and an 80% reduction in hip and other non-vertebral fractures. Researchers in the Netherlands showed that Vitamin K2 is three times more effective than vitamin K1 in raising osteocalcin, which controls the building of bone.
Although your body can convert K1 into K2, studies show that the amount of K2 produced by this process alone is insufficient. Even if you are consuming enough K1, your body uses most of it to make clotting factors, leaving little remaining for your bones. In other words, your liver preferentially uses vitamin K1 to activate clotting factors, while most of your other tissues preferentially use K2. Vitamin K2 has also been found to offer you other benefits—besides your bones! Vitamin K2 could lower risk of major health problems
It Keeps Giving
Having trouble shedding stubborn belly fat even with diet and exercise?, Now might be the time to consider Vitamin D to make sure you’re meeting your daily needs. Research suggests that there may be a connection between obesity and D3 deficiency, with some studies even showing that getting enough of this key vitamin could also aid in weight loss.
One study showed that women who met their requirements for vitamin D lost 7ibs more than a placebo group over a one-year period. Meanwhile, another study showed that having a higher amount of body fat was associated with lower levels of vitamin D in the blood. However, it’s still unclear whether obesity may increase the risk of vitamin D deficiency or if obesity may contribute to low vitamin D status. More research is still needed to understand the complex role that vitamin D may play in weight control..
- Heart Health
Continuing research on Vitamin D's effect on the heart show deficiency as a risk factor for major heart problems and the conditions associated with cardiovascular issues, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Dr Erin Michos, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Division of Cardiology, examined and contributed a great deal of data on Vitamin D deficiency and the heart, including a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
She stops short, however, of stating that raising Vitamin D levels lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease. “Now that we have identified this risk factor for heart disease, the question is, if you’re deficient and I give you Vitamin D back, can I actually prevent a heart attack?” Dr Michos believes that question will be answered more conclusively by large clinical trials.
Vitamin D3 Feeds your Body, Get Energised Now
Tooth, Nail and Bone Support
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 too.
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.
Stay Lean and Supple with Vitamin D3
- Fights the risk of major health issues.
- Support Lung function.
- Cardiovascular / Heart health.
- Brain Health & Mood Balance.
- Seasonal Health Support.
- Healthy Pregnancy - deficiency could risk of developing preeclampsia and needing a cesarean section.
- Low Vitamin D is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus and bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women.
- Helpful in the maintenance of muscle & bones.
- Plays a role in the maintenance of normal teeth.
- Normal function of the immune system.
- Insulin regulator, diabetic management.
- Absorption/utilisation of calcium & phosphorus.
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Vitamin D3 - Brain & Mood Supportive
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.
Lungs & Respiratory Support
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.
Experience Vegan Vitamins D3 & K2 - Order Today
- Vitamin D3 complex (Cholecalciferol) Lichen.
- Vitamin K2 complex (MK-7).
- Coconut Oil (Fractionated).
- D-alpha tocopherol.
Other Ingredients: Arabic Gum, Corn Syrup, Sodium Ascorbate), Microcrystalline Cellulose, HPMC (vegetable cellulose, capsule shell).
- Take 1 capsule daily with food as a food supplement or as directed by a practitioner.
- Consider 1-3 capsules daily in winter months.
- Brand: Ancient Purity.
- Quantity: 90.
- Container: Miron Glass Jar.
- Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.
- Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 years.
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