Vitamins K and D act in synergy in the process of supporting and maintaining bone, cardiovascular and immune health. This Turnpaugh Health Vitamin D3 and K2 5000 IU provides a daily dose of D3 with K2. 60 capsules
Vitamin K Depletion
Although most people consume adequate dietary vitamin K to maintain sufficient blood clotting, most do not consume enough to meet cardiovascular and bone health needs. In fact, approximately 70% of the western population is deficient in vitamin K2.
Building and maintaining healthy bones requires a number of key nutrients including vitamin K, for the proper binding of calcium to the bone matrix.
Cardiovascular Health and Blood Sugar Balance
Vitamin K plays a key role in supporting the cardiovascular system as well as blood sugar balance already within normal levels.
New evidence also suggests vitamin K plays a central role in boosting immune function.
The Triage Theory states that in the face of nutrient inadequacies, nature ensures short term survival of a cell is protected at the expense of long-term consequences.20,21Vitamin K is an excellent example of this theory. Hypothetically, a short term deficiency in vitamin K would lead to a reduction in blood clotting. This direct threat to survival does not happen, as the body uses its metabolic reserve of vitamin K to ensure immediate needs are met. If continued, this could begin to impact long-term reserves of vitamin K, reserves which are vital for the maintenance of proper bone strength and arterial elasticity. These issues are related to a loss of vitamin K-dependent proteins not required for short-term survival, nevertheless presenting long-term health challenges.