Vitamin D plays a prominent role in the body by supporting healthy bones, regulating mood, preventing heart and blood disorders and improved resistance against certain diseases. Facilitating normal immune system function is why Vitamin D is heralded as the ‘sunshine vitamin’.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Australia and is an umbrella term used to describe conditions that affect your heart and include blood diseases, cardiovascular disease and heart defects. Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body including supporting healthy bones, supporting immune and nervous system.
Our bodies need calcium to build and maintain bones. When it breaks down calcium in our bodies, Vitamin K2 activates osteocalcin, a protein that helps the mineral bind to our bones to do its job. Studies show that a higher intake of K2 improves bone density and reduces the risk of bone fractures.
Together, Vitamin D3 and K2 help the body absorb calcium and transport it to where it is needed the most, building bone matrix within the bones. They also help to protect against arterial stiffness, weak teeth, varicose veins, joint pain and critically for post-menopausal women, bone loss leading to osteoporosis..