Elite Nutrients Vitamin D3 10,000 IU (250µg) capsules are a premium formula delivering vitamin D alongside Vitamins K1 & K2 in the form that is easiest to use by the body - D3. Supporting optimal wellbeing, the benefits of the "sunshine vitamin" are numerous and well documented, but particularly for immune health.
With over a billion people worldwide with very low levels of vitamin D Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is required to promote calcium absorption, which helps to maintain healthy bones and teeth. Elite Nutrients Vitamin D3 is a highly absorbable vitamin D, In addition to changing your diet and lifestyle, taking a vitamin D supplement is a good way to top up, especially in winter months.
Vitamin D contributes to:
- Normal function of the immune system
- Maintenance of normal bones and teeth
- Normal absorption of calcium and phosphorus
- Contributes to normal blood calcium levels
- Maintenance of normal muscle function
Vitamin K contributes to:
Vitamins D and K Work as a Team
- Normal blood clotting
- Maintenance of normal bones
When it comes to calcium metabolism, vitamins D and K work together. Both play important roles.
The Role of Vitamin D
One of the main functions of vitamin D is to maintain adequate calcium levels in the blood.
There are two ways in which vitamin D can achieve this:
Improving calcium absorption: Vitamin D enhances the absorption of calcium from the food you eat.
Taking calcium from bone: When you don’t consume enough calcium, vitamin D maintains its blood levels by drawing on the body’s main calcium supply your bones.
Maintaining adequate blood levels of calcium is essential. While calcium is best known for its role in bine health, it has many other vital functions in the body.
During periods of insufficient calcium intake, your body has no other choice but to use the calcium reserves in your bones, even though that may cause bone loss and osteoporosis over time.
The Role of Vitamin K
As mentioned above, vitamin D ensures that your blood levels of calcium are high enough to meet your body’s demands.
However, vitamin D does not fully control where the calcium in your body ends up. That’s where vitamin K steps in.
Vitamin K regulates calcium in your body in at least two ways:
Promotes calcification of bone: Vitamin K activates osteocalcin, a protein that promotes the accumulation of calcium in your bones and teeth.
Reduces calcification of soft tissues: Vitamin K activates matrix GLA protein, which prevents calcium from accumulating in soft tissues, such as the kidneys and blood vessels.
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