Vitamin D3, K2 and Magnesium.

What does Vitamin D and Vitamin D3 do?

Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. Your body produces Vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. Sunshine is possibly the best source of Vitamin D however if this is not possible, you can also get it through certain foods and supplements to ensure adequate levels of the vitamin in your blood.

Vitamin D is not just important for healthy bones. Identification of the Vitamin D receptor (VDR) in nearly all tissue types throughout the body tells us that Vitamin D has diverse and widespread effects on most aspects of health. Vitamin D is believed to play a crucial role in disease prevention and the maintenance of optimal health. 

Vitamin D3 is a crucial fat-soluble vitamin for the health of your bones and may be helpful in the prevention of osteoporosis and osteomalacia. It helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. This regulation is crucial for bone health and allows Vitamin D3 to work with calcium and phosphate to keep your bones and teeth strong, healthy and allow for growth and development. Vitamin D3 is also crucial for a healthy immune system to help with chronic disease.

Vitamin D3 can help by:

1 Reducing your risk of multiple sclerosis, according to a study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

2 Decreasing your chance of developing heart disease.

3 Helping to reduce your likelihood of developing the flu and COVID 19 infections and the risks associated with them both.

Vitamin D3 can also reduce Depression!

Research has shown that this sunshine Vitamin D3 can help regulate mood and ward off depression.

Studies have found that people with depression who received Vitamin D3 supplements noticed an improvement in their symptoms.

What should my Vitamin D levels be in my blood?

I would recommend you to aim for levels in the sufficient range.

The units of vitamin D measurement can be either ng/ml or mmols/l. To convert ng/l to mmols/l multiply by 2.5.

I have a slogan, ” Know your D as 123″.

How do Vitamin D3, K2, and Magnesium work together?

It’s important to note the role vitamin K2 and magnesium have in this process

Vitamin D and Vitamin K2 work together to produce and activate Matrix GLA Protein (MGP). This is an important substance, found around the elastic fibers of your arterial lining. MGP helps to protect against the formation of calcium crystals, which can lead to arterial calcification. The current medical opinion suggests that supplementing with vitamin D and K2 together may help to slow the progression of arterial calcification, whereas vitamin D on its own may not. This is one of the many reasons why it is important to supplement Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 as a happy pair!

Magnesium and Vitamin D are two essential nutrients that are necessary for the physiologic functions of various organs. Magnesium assists in the activation of Vitamin D, which helps regulate calcium and phosphate homeostasis to influence the growth and maintenance of bones.

Vitamin D and COVID-19.

Now, Vitamin D has once again been thrust into the spotlight — this time because of its link to COVID-19. A recent study showed that out of all its participants, almost 60% of COVID-19 patients were vitamin D deficient when admitted to the hospital. In another study, researchers found there could be a possible link between Vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 severity.

What happens if my Vitamin D is low?

Research has suggested that low levels of this vitamin may be linked to diabetes and heart disease. Studies have shown that people with low levels of Vitamin D and high blood pressure had nearly twice the rate of heart attack as those with adequate levels, although the reason was not clear.

Vitamin D may also play a role in a variety of other health problems. For instance, it may help to regulate brain health, including protecting against memory loss and depression, and although more research needs to be done, some studies show that Vitamin D may even protect against Multiple Sclerosis.

Remember, Vitamin D is really a prohormone and it is only when it is activated with the help of Vitamin K2 and Magnesium that we get a synergistic effect.

This just proves how important all three are together.

The Science may be complicated but the message is simple.

Whilst the science may be complex, the message is simple. If you’re thinking of supplementing with Vitamin D, you also need to think about Vitamin K2 and Magnesium too which are particularly important if you’re more at risk of deficiency.

When you think of supplementing with Vitamin D3, remember to supplement with Vitamunda Liposomal D3 K2 Magnesium.

Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2, and Magnesium work in synergy.

Edward O’Reilly

Lifestyle Pharmacist

087 205 1039

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