Liquid D and K 1 oz (30 ml)
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|MFG # 57302-30X|
UPC # 310539027516
Official Website: http://www.douglaslabs.com
A growing body of literature supports the concept that increased intake of vitamin K both from food as well as supplements can have a beneficial impact on bone health. While the term “vitamin K” may imply a single molecule, vitamin K is actually a group of similar molecular forms including K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (menaquinone). Liquid D and K has been specially formulated to include the most important molecular forms of vitamin K for optimal health.
Vitamin K1 is the most abundant form of vitamin K in the diet and is most often found in green vegetables such as spinach, lettuce and broccoli. Often this source of vitamin K is difficult to obtain in sufficient amounts from the diet, as the molecule can be bound tightly to the chloroplast membrane in the plant. Vitamin K1 is well regarded for the important roles it plays in the body’s normal blood clotting mechanisms
Vitamin K2 is not commonly found in the diet; as only a few products including meats and certain fermented foods provide this relatively rare form of the vitamin. Vitamin K2 is actually comprised of a group of several different molecules, abbreviated as MK-n, where n represents a number. MK-4, found in some animal meats and liver, and MK-7, found in fermented cheeses and soy products (Natto) are two of the most studied forms of vitamin K2. Supplementation with this vitamin is important as most people do not receive enough vitamin K2 from diet alone.
Human studies show that vitamin K plays important roles in bone health. Vitamin K has been shown to decrease calcium excretion and is involved in gamma-carboxylation of osteocalcin. Osteocalcin is important for healthy bone formation, as it facilitates the binding of calcium to hydroxyapatite (bone matrix). Additional studies also indicate the vitamin K2 may play important roles in supporting cardiovascular health and normal arterial elasticity.
While Vitamin K1 has shown to be useful in some studies, vitamin K2 is thought to have additional, beneficial effects, as the body has a natural preference to accumulate this vitamin in tissues such as bone. MK-7, a natural form of vitamin K2, in particular has shown to have rapid bioavailability in the body and the low dosages required (45 mcg) can be effective for supporting bone health.
Vitamin D is well known for the role it plays in helping to regulate calcium and bone metabolism. As we age, vitamin D status declines. If given the same amount of light, a younger person can produce more vitamin D compared with an older individual. When advancing age is combined with northern latitudes one can quickly become deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D can increase the expression of osteocalcin and other important compounds from osteoblasts to help support bone formation or it can help to breakdown bone and mobilize calcium when it is needed elsewhere in the body. Numerous scientists now feel that supplementation with vitamin D at levels greater than previously thought necessary is critical to helping maintain healthy bone remodeling as we age.
Liquid D and K may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to increase their daily intake of the nutritionally important vitamins D and K.
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.
|1 dropper (1 ml) contains:|
Vitamin D3 ............................................... 1000 IU
Vitamin K-1 ............................................... 500 mcg
Vitamin K-2(as MK-4) .................................. 1 mg
Vitamin K-2(as MK-7, from soy) ................ 45 mcg
Other Ingredients: Water, medium chain triglycerides, sunflower oil, cellulose, natural vanilla flavor, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, and stevia.
Allergy Information - Product Details
- No Artificial Colors
- Corn Free
- Dairy Free
- No Artificial Flavors
- Gluten Free
- Preservatives Free
- Salt/Sodium Free
- Sugar Free
- Wheat Free
- Yeast Free
|As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 dropper (1 ml) daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.|
|KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.|
Overall Rating for Liquid D and K 1 oz (30 ml)
|(based on 1 review)|
Great Product and tastes good too!
By NM from San Francisco on August 27, 2011
I bought Liquid D and K 1 for my father in law who is in end stage liver failure at the reccomendation of his Doctor. His clotting levels were all below were they needed to be within a month on Liquid D and K 1 they were all at normal levels!
My father in law says it has pleasant almost vanila taste to it!
Pros:taste and how quickly it helped his numbers
Cons:its only a 30 day supply so a bit of a pain to keep ordering i would like to see it in bigger bottles!
I would recommend this item to a friend.