Should you take Vit K if you supplement with Vit D?

It’s safe to take 2,000 IU of D3 with or without K

Many positive reasons to take D3

We strongly recommend taking an extra vitamin D3 supplement in the winter months – because an estimated 85% of us are well below the optimum blood levels of vitamin D.

Extra vitamin D3 (which is twice as effective as Vitamin D2) has many health benefits that include:

  • a healthier immune system
  • reduced risk of flu
  • cardiovascular health
  • joint health
  • normalised cell division
  • even a role in inhibiting cancer progression

Vitamin D influences more than 200 genes!

We therefore offer a high dose Vitamin D3 – the natural form your body makes in response to sunlight. See https://nutrishield.com/the-products/vitamin-d/

The K question – concerns calcium

But a couple of our customers have asked –

Should vitamin D be taken with Vitamin K?

And if so, why?

It is true that taking vitamin D in combination with high dose calcium supplements without taking vitamin K – or the leafy green vegetables that contain vitamin K – could theoretically cause a health issue.

Here’s how.

Vitamin D helps take calcium from your food as digested in the gut to the blood, to be utilised, not just for healthy bones and teeth, but for muscle and nerve function.

Vitamin K is involved in a process that takes calcium from the blood (via a protein called osteocalcin), to be used to mineralise (i.e. build) bones.  It is also important in the production of collagen.

Without vitamin K, calcium can be deposited, not in bones, but in soft tissue like arteries, veins and skin. And that can cause problems that include hardening of the arteries, calcification of blood vessels and kidney disease.

In other words, it is possible that very high levels of vitamin D, without vitamin K, could lead to calcium being deposited where it is not wanted.

A 2,000 IU Vitamin D3 supplement will NOT cause a calcium problem even without K

(a) If you are taking extra vitamin D on top of NutriShield Premium or Essentials

NutriShield contains an optimum (100mcg) combined level of Vitamin K1 and K2. So you will be getting D with K.

(b) If you are taking extra vitamin D, but not taking NutriShield

The daily level of Uni-Vite’s vitamin D3 supplement is 2,000 IU. This has been determined as optimum from a very full literature search and is safe even without extra K. Indeed, specialists in the field use doses as high as 10,000 IU without adverse effects on blood calcium levels.

Natural sources of vitamin K1 include parsley, kale, and spinach. Natural sources of K2 include eggs and some cheeses.

You can get a free report on the importance and safety of vitamin D here https://nutrishield.com/the-products/vitamin-d/

But the answer to the original question is – vitamin D3 at the level of 2,000 IU a day is safe. On the same page you can get enough vitamin D3 for the winter months for under 3p a day.


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YShould you take Vit K if you supplement with Vit D? NutriShield Multi Vitamins and Mineralsou can buy Vitamin D3 (the preferred form of natural Vitamin D) from here. Our special offer is for 1 bottle of 120 capsules of 2,000IU D3 free when you buy 2.


Dr Paul Clayton designed NutriShield as a comprehensive healthShould you take Vit K if you supplement with Vit D? NutriShield Multi Vitamins and Minerals supplement with OPTIMUM levels of essential nutrients including Vitamin D. See more detail elsewhere on this site or click on the button.


Should you take Vit K if you supplement with Vit D? NutriShield Multi Vitamins and MineralsDr Paul Clayton’s best-selling book Health Defence is available from bookstores or from Uni-Vite Healthcare here.

A free summary report and the opportunity to read the book online is available here.


See online here for delicious recipes from the Health Defence Cookbook  incorporating healthy foods featuring in a Mediterranean Diet. Should you take Vit K if you supplement with Vit D? NutriShield Multi Vitamins and Minerals


Reference:

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK56060/

 


Symptoms and risks for Vitamin D deficiency

Are you deficient in Vitamin D?

Symptoms and risks for Vitamin D deficiency NutriShield Multi Vitamins and MineralsVitamin D deficiency is now a problem on a vast scale. Which is why Public Health England recommends that everyone should take a vitamin D supplement in the winter months.

People nowadays simply do not get enough sun exposure to achieve an optimum level of vitamin D. Not only is low vitamin D status a risk factor for many diseases, including heart disease, depression and cancer, but vitamin D deficiency can make many diseases more severe.

A recent study conducted at Boston University showed that vitamin D deficiency actually affects your DNA. The researchers commented:

“Any improvement in vitamin D status will significantly affect expression of genes that have a wide variety of biologic functions of more than 160 pathways linked to cancer, autoimmune disorders and cardiovascular disease.”

10 signs you’re not getting enough vitamin D

  1. Depression or anxiety – in one study 65% of patients with depression had low vitamin D
  2. Contracting colds or flu or frequently getting ill – indicating low immunity
  3. Fatigue and generalized weakness – a vitamin D supplement may especially help women
  4. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  5. Joint, bone or back pain – there is a relationship between lower back pain and low vitamin D status. Vitamin D plays a crucial role in calcium absorption and bone metabolism.
  6. Blood sugar issues and diabetes
  7. Muscle cramps and weakness
  8. Slower wound healing – patients with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to have higher levels of inflammatory markers that can jeopardise healing
  9. Mood changes and irritability
  10. Weight gain

Symptoms and risks for Vitamin D deficiency NutriShield Multi Vitamins and Minerals

Common extra risk factors for vitamin D deficiency

  • Getting older. As you age, your kidneys are less able to convert vitamin D to its active form, D3 or calcitriol, which can lead to a deficiency.
  • Having a dark skin – so less sunlight is absorbed
  • Being overweight or obese, because fat absorbs vitamin D and less is released into the circulation to deliver its health benefits
  • Low intake of vitamin D-rich foods (oily fish, red meat, liver, egg yolks) or foods which are which fortified with Vitamin D (eg. in the UK, most fat spreads and some breakfast cereals; in many countries cows’ milk is also fortified, but not in the UK)
  • Living in Northern countries (UK, northern Europe, North America, northern Asia)
  • Staying or working indoors

Leading scientists in the field have now established that the optimum level of vitamin D3 is a lot higher than previously thought.

Yet solving a vitamin D deficiency is really simple.

For a free report on Vitamin D – and the opportunity to get a free pack of vitamin D for the winter months go to:  https://nutrishield.com/the-products/vitamin-d/

 


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Symptoms and risks for Vitamin D deficiency NutriShield Multi Vitamins and MineralsAnd register now for a free regular e-newsletter on the latest in nutrition and health research.


YSymptoms and risks for Vitamin D deficiency NutriShield Multi Vitamins and Mineralsou can buy Vitamin D3 (the preferred form of natural Vitamin D) from here. Our special offer is for 1 bottle of 120 capsules of 2,000IU D3 free when you buy 2.


Dr Paul Clayton designed NutriShield as a comprehensive healthSymptoms and risks for Vitamin D deficiency NutriShield Multi Vitamins and Minerals supplement with OPTIMUM levels of essential nutrients including Vitamin D. See more detail elsewhere on this site or click on the button.


Symptoms and risks for Vitamin D deficiency NutriShield Multi Vitamins and MineralsDr Paul Clayton’s best-selling book Health Defence is available from bookstores or from Uni-Vite Healthcare here.

A free summary report and the opportunity to read the book online is available here.


See online here for delicious recipes from the Health Defence Cookbook  incorporating healthy foods featuring in a Mediterranean Diet. Symptoms and risks for Vitamin D deficiency NutriShield Multi Vitamins and Minerals


References:

Depression is associated with decreased 25-Hydroxyvitamin D… Witte JG Hoogendijk MD PhD, Paul Lips MD PhD, Miranda G Dik PhD et al. JAMA. 2007 December 5

Influence of vitamin D status and vitamin D3 supplementation on genome wide expression of white blood cells: a randomized double-blind clinical trial. Hossein-nezhad A, Spira A, Holick MF. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e58725. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058725. Epub 2013 Mar 20.

Vitamin D deficiency and depression in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis.Anglin RE, Samaan Z, Walter SD, McDonald SD. Br J Psychiatry. 2013 Feb;202:100-7. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.106666.