Vitamin D Supreme with Vitamin K1 and K2 by Designs for Health provides a full dose of 5000 IU of vitamin D3 plus vitamin K in each veggie capsule. Vitamin K1 and K2 are delivered in the highly bioavailable form of MK-7, which comes from soy fermentation (but is free of any soy allergens). MK-7 is also superior to other forms of vitamin K in that it is metabolized slowly throughout the day instead of all at once.
About Vitamin D Supplementation
If you re dealing with a confirmed vitamin D deficiency, more aggressive repletion may be required (especially if your vitamin levels are severely low). According to CDC guidelines, an optimal blood level of vitamin D is between 30 and 100 ng/ml; but holistic health care practitioners believe that guideline should changed. Holistic health care practitioners often only consider levels between 50 and 100 ng/ml to be optimal. In order to achieve these levels, many patients need to boost their vitamin D levels with a potent supplement such as Vitamin D Supreme by Designs for Health. However, if your vitamin D levels are within the optimal range (or close), you may find a lower dose, such as the 200 IU of D3 found in our Vitamin D Synergy product, to be effective for maintenance but that s assuming that you are exposed to adequate levels of sunlight. If you severely limit sun exposure, you may benefit from taking Vitamin D Supreme for maintenance.
Vitamin D works to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorous. It also helps the body absorb the calcium you ingest, so it is considered a bone strengthening vitamin (along with calcium and others). If you have a low bone density and/or low levels of calcium, you should also have your vitamin D levels checked. You may be ingesting enough calcium in your diet, but it won t be properly absorbed (and thus used) if your vitamin D levels are deficient.
About Vitamin K Supplementation
Vitamin K is also crucial to bone health and immune system function. After vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, vitamin K helps direct the calcium to where the body needs it most: the bones and teeth. If you supplement with vitamin D, but are deficient in vitamin K, you run the risk of building calcium deposits in your arteries and soft tissues. One word of caution about supplementing with vitamin K: Vitamin K may adversely interact with anticoagulation drugs (also known as blood thinners). If you are on blood thinners and thinking of supplementing with this product (or any other vitamin K supplements), talk to your doctor first.
The specific quantities of vitamin D and K in this supplement were added to correct deficiencies for patients who do not get enough sun exposure or vitamin K from their diets.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.