Vitamin D Ultra 10K is a high dose vitamin D supplement providing 10,000 IU of vitamin D per serving. This product is ideal for situations where more aggressive vitamin D supplementation is desired, as determined by a health care prac- titioner.
Vitamins D & K – a synergistic relationship
Vitamin D Ultra 10K includes two highly bioavailable forms of vitamin K, as K1 (Phytonadione) and K2 (Menaquinone-7); both of which are important for maintaining overall health. Vitamin K1 is the naturally occurring form found in vegeta- bles; while vitamin K2, which is a product of soy fermentation (free of soy allergens), has the special property of metabo- lizing slowly throughout the day. Vitamins D and K are essential for optimal bone and arterial health and for maintaining a strong, balanced immune system.
Vitamin D – assists with proper bone health, as it helps regulate the body’s calcium levels. When calcium levels are low, vitamin D stimulates calcium absorption and reduces calcium excretion, thereby encouraging healthy bones and teeth.
In addition, vitamin D helps to support a proper immune response in the body. Healthy prostate, colon and breast tis- sue are also supported by vitamin D.
Vitamin K – important for directing the transport of calcium into bones and teeth for optimal strength. Increasing the amount of vitamin D via supplementation, in the presence of inadequate levels of vitamin K, can increase the risk of cal- cium deposition in arteries and soft tissue (where you do not want it) and can have a negative effect on artery elasticity. Thus, when adequate levels of vitamin K are present along with vitamin D, calcium can be properly directed to the areas of the body where it needs to be, mainly in bones and teeth.