Isotonix™ Vitamin K2 with D3
Isotonix™ Vitamin K2 with D3
What Makes Isotonix™ Vitamin K2 with D3 Unique?
Isotonix Vitamin K2 with D3 contains vitamin K2, a form of vitamin K which supports vascular health and calcium utilization along with vitamin D3, the metabolically active form of vitamin D. Vitamin K supports the normal delivery of calcium to the bones, while vitamin D plays an important role in bone health, working with vitamin K to support normal absorption of calcium. Isotonix Vitamin K2 is the first of its kind to deliver both of these powerful vitamins with isotonic delivery.
Vitamin K2 and D3 are paired together in Isotonix™ Vitamin K2 with D3, because they work synergistically together to support calcium absorption and utilization.
At least two naturally occurring forms of vitamin K have been identified and are known as K1 and K2. While there are many similarities between these two forms of vitamin K, they are distinguished by their important differences. The most significant difference between K1 and K2 is their chemical structure which results in different pharmacokinetic properties. Vitamin K1 is retained primarily in the liver where, at high doses, it may interfere with the action of warfarin and other anticoagulant medications.
Vitamin K2 has a different mechanism of action. It is transported primarily to bones and blood vessels. Vitamin K2 helps to maintain bone mass and supports calcium utilization.
Some studies have concluded that vitamin K2 does not interfere with anticoagulant medications.* However, most products containing vitamin K (including K1 and/or K2) warn users taking anticoagulants not to take the product. If you are currently taking warfarin or another anticoagulant medication, you should consult your physician before taking any product containing vitamin K1 or K2.
Related Terms: vitamin D, vitamin K, bone health, cardiovascular health, immune support, D3, K2
Primary Benefits of Isotonix™ Vitamin K2 with D3:
· Factor in the maintenance of good health
· Helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth
· Helps in the absorption and use of calcium, and phosphorus
Key Ingredients Found in Isotonix™ Vitamin K2 with D3:
Vitamin K2 45 mcg
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin found in meat, eggs, dairy and natto. Although a fat-soluble vitamin, the body stores very little vitamin K2, and its stores are rapidly depleted without regular dietary intake. Natural vitamin K2, also known as menaquinone-7 (MK-7), is the most bioavailable form of K2 and has the longest half-life in the blood of any form of vitamin K. The Japanese soy food natto is particularly rich in menaquinone-7 (MK-7). Studies of natto consumption in Japan have linked menaquinone-7 to bone and cardiovascular health. The correlation of vitamin K to cardiovascular and bone health directly focuses on supporting proper calcium utilization, whereby adequate metabolism of calcium supports arterial and bone health. This is often referred to as the calcium paradox. The calcium paradox is explained simply as getting calcium in the right place, i.e., into the bone structures instead of the arterial vessel walls. These events are dependent upon the synthesis of the vitamin K-dependent proteins osteocalcin and matrix Gla protein in a process called carboxylation. The carboxylation of these proteins is a post-translational step; that is, osteocalcin and matrix Gla protein are translated from their respective messenger RNA and then modified by enzymes to the active forms. These carboxylated forms support the healthy binding and releasing of calcium. This reaction is essential for optimal and healthy utilization of calcium. Vitamin K2 promotes the synthesis of proteins involved with calcium utilization, thereby supporting bone retention and arterial health. While vitamin D supports the healthy regulation and synthesis of osteocalcin, the mineral-binding capacity of this protein requires vitamin K-dependent carboxylation and is thought to be related to bone mineralization.*
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 1000 IU
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is found in some foods and produced when sunlight strikes the skin and activates vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D promotes the efficient intestinal absorption of calcium, primarily in the duodenum and jejunum by supporting the synthesis of calcium-binding proteins to promote normal calcium absorption and retention. Vitamin D also promotes the normal formation of bone and normal bone growth and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Vitamin D deficiency can be caused by factors such as lack of exposure to sunlight, reduced skin synthesis of vitamin D, lower dietary intake, impaired intestinal absorption and reduced metabolism to active forms of vitamin D by the kidneys, all of which increase with aging. Deficiency has been linked to numerous health concerns, and insufficient levels of this vitamin are associated with frail bones and muscle weakness.
Frequently Asked Questions about Isotonix™ Vitamin K2 with D3:
Why are vitamins K and D included in Isotonix™Vitamin K2 with D3?
Vitamins K and D are paired together due to their unique partnership. Vitamins K and D work together to promote healthy calcium absorption and utilization. Vitamin K supports the delivery of calcium to the bones and helps maintain arterial health.*
Is Isotonix Vitamin K2 with D3 safe for people on anti-coagulant medications?
Some studies have concluded that vitamin K2 does not interfere with anticoagulant medications. However, most products containing vitamin K (including K1 and/or K2) warn users taking anticoagulants not to take the product. If you are currently taking warfarin or another anticoagulant medication, you should consult your physician before taking any product containing vitamin K1 or K2.
How do I take Isotonix Vitamin K2 with D3?
Mix one capful of Isotonix Vitamin K2 with D3 with 2 ounces of water. Take one serving daily.
Is it safe to take more than 1 serving of this product daily?
One serving daily of Isotonix Vitamin K2 with D3 is recommended. Check with your health care practitioner before taking additional daily servings of this product.
Is there a toxicity level for vitamin D?
The recommended daily Upper Limit for vitamin D is 10,000 IU, however, safety studies indicate that up to 40,000 IU may be safe for most people. If you wish to take more than one daily serving of this product, you should check with your physician.
What are dietary sources of vitamin D?
Foods rich in vitamin D include cod liver oil, salmon, mackerel and tuna.