Thorne Research’s Vitamin D / K2 Liquid is a powerful‚ hypoallergenic formula that provides the great health benefits of both vitamin D-3 and vitamin K-2 in liquid form. These two crucial nutrients deliver important support for the health of your bones‚ while also promoting the healthy functioning of your cardiovascular system.
Vitamin D3—This fat-soluble vitamin has a crucial role in preserving healthy levels of calcium in the blood. Your body uses vitamin D to move calcium from the bones into the bloodstream when it’s needed. Vitamin D is known for its importance for healthy bones and teeth.
Vitamin D-3 is the form of the nutrient most often used in supplements. Despite its classification as a vitamin‚ Vitamin D behaves in a way that is similar to a regulatory hormone for calcium and bone metabolism. Adequate amounts of vitamin D are critical for ensuring regular calcium absorption and maintenance of strong calcium plasma levels. Maintaining proper levels of vitamin D throughout life—from fetal development to old age—is crucial‚ as the vitamin also works to protect the immune system and heart.
Vitamin K2—This vitamin is actually a series of molecules known as menaquinones; the menaquinone that has been researched most extensively is MK-4. Thorne’s liquid supplement contains the MK-4 form of vitamin K-2‚ which is derived from bacterial fermentation; as a result‚ there’s no soy in this product. The form of vitamin K in this supplement has greater influence on bone health than vitamin K-1. Vitamin K is also essential for normal cell formation and maintenance of a healthy cardiovascular system.
Combining vitamins D and K may provide even more support for your body than either one alone. One clinical study of postmenopausal women revealed that a combination of vitamins D and K (along with additional minerals) better maintained healthy artery elasticity.