D3 + K2 is a potent combination. And ours is vegan.

D3 + K2 is a potent combination. And ours is vegan.

Our bodies need vitamin D3 to help the gut absorb calcium and phosphates which are necessary for healthy bones. Other D3 benefits include supporting mental health and the immune and cardiovascular systems. The best source of vitamin D3 is natural sunlight, but it requires spending a good deal of time outside, allowing unprotected skin to absorb the UVB rays of midday sun. The problem is, with the rise of skin cancer warnings, technology, and indoor work environments, the majority of us are not meeting this criteria. 

A study published in the International Journal of Health Sciences sounds the alarm, calling vitamin D deficiency a “global health problem.” Also adding, “With all the medical advances of the century, vitamin D deficiency is still an epidemic.”[1] Because it’s difficult to get enough vitamin D through diet, the next best thing is supplements. And keep in mind that combining D3 with K2 is recommended because they work synergistically to properly metabolize calcium. 

If you’re vegan or vegetarian, look for supplements that are 100% plant-based and do not contain any animal byproducts. This is important because most D3 supplements on the market are derived from sheep’s wool. 

Why our vegan K2 supplement is so critical for vegans

Vitamin K is actually comprised of two vitamins, K1 and K2, each of which performs different functions. K1, which originally stood for “koagulation”, is necessary for blood clotting. “Vitamin K2, on the other hand, is primarily used in other tissues to ensure that calcium is deposited where it should be, such as bone and cartilage, and to prevent calcium from accumulating where it shouldn’t, like blood vessels and kidneys.”[2] K2 activates important proteins in the body that help prevent calcification and inflammation, lowering the risk of heart disease.

Some of the foods that are high in vitamin K2 include fermented soy, goose liver, cheese, egg yolks, dark chicken meat, and butter. For obvious reasons, it’s safe to say that vegans are not getting K2 with vegetarian foods. Because of the interdependence between D3 and K2, and the difficulty involved in meeting the RDA on a vegan diet, Vegan Life Nutrition formulated a plant-based supplement that combines the two.

How D3 helps bones and teeth

Both children and adults rely on their diet to get the nutrients they need to grow and maintain healthy teeth and bones. Vitamin D regulates the body’s balance of calcium and phosphorus which helps promote absorption and ensure calcium delivery to the parts of the body that require it.

And, as we get older, if we aren’t getting enough calcium, we have to be concerned about the dangers of osteoporosis — thinning of the bones. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium from the food you eat. 

“Getting enough of both nutrients is an important part of making sure your bones are dense and strong.” [3] For vegans, in particular, adding VLN”s Vitamin D3 + K2 spray to your daily routine can ensure you meet this goal.

[1] Vitamin D Deficiency — An Ignored Epidemic, Kressserinstitute.com.
[2] Vitamin K2: Are You Consuming Enough?, Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.