MegaFit Vitamin D3+K2 for Bone Health and More
Vitamin D deficiency used to be thought as a problem of the past. Long gone are the days of rickets and osteomalacia, two prevalent diseases caused by vitamin D in the 1900s, but vitamin D deficiency has again been on the rise. According to this study done back in 2011, 41.6% of American adults are deficient in this vitamin. It’s safe to assume that the number has risen again in the last eight years, and scary to think about the statistics for children.
The cause of this is mostly due to a change in lifestyle. The scare of skin cancer causes us to lather on sunscreen and don layers of clothing before we step outside. Kids spend more time inside on their devices instead of outside playing. Our diets aren’t as diverse and full of whole foods as they used to be. All of these factors have created a lack of vitamin D in our bodies.
MegaFit wanted to create a product that could help remedy this situation. We created this formula of Vitamin D3+K2, a daily vitamin that delivers enough vitamin D into your system to keep your levels at their best. You’d be surprised how important this one vitamin is to our bodies, especially to our bone health.
Let’s talk a bit about what these two vitamins do for you and why we put them together to make one great product.
Vitamin D Benefits
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that we get mostly from exposure to the sun but also from a handful of foods. There are two main kinds of vitamin D; D3 and D2. Vitamin D3 is twice as powerful as D2, which is why we chose it for our formula.
The body takes this vitamin through a two-step process from your liver to your kidneys and transforms it into a steroid-hormone called calcitrol. Calcitrol then travels through your body, attaching itself to receptors in your cells and causes beneficial changes in the body.
One of the major beneficial changes that Vitamin D causes in the body is promoting better calcium and phosphorus absorption in your gut. This increase in calcium and phosphorus helps to create stronger bones with better density, reducing the risk of bone fractures, osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
With these stronger bones comes the increase in strength. Your arms and legs are more able to handle heavy weight and you will be less prone to falls.
Another study showed that vitamin D supplementation was helpful in alleviating symptoms of clinical depression. Even more convincing is that it has been proven that those who have a vitamin D deficiency are more likely to develop depression. Doctors hypothesized that the link between vitamin D and brain health is due to vitamin D receptors are found in the same area of the brain that is known to affect depression.
A study done in Finland on infants showed that low vitamin D levels are directly related to chances of developing type 1 diabetes.
There’s even some evidence that suggests having healthy vitamin D levels can help you live longer. With all these benefits, no one should take the risk of having a vitamin D deficiency. You can get vitamin D from the sun and from foods like salmon, tuna, sardines, liver and eggs. Some foods are vitamin D fortified like cereals and dairy products. You would have to eat plenty of these foods every day to get enough vitamin D to reach the recommended daily dose of vitamin D and get plenty of sunshine. Most people find this difficult.
For this reason, the best way to ensure that you don’t have a vitamin D deficiency is by taking a daily supplement like MegaFit Vitamin D3+K2.
Vitamin K Benefits
Vitamin K is another group of fat-soluble vitamins that have two main types used by the human body. These two are vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Vitamin K1 is found in foods, mostly green leafy vegetables and they are great for the body as you can presume but are hard to be absorbed into the bloodstream to be used by the body. The vitamin K that we will be focusing on is vitamin K2 because that is the type included in our formula.
Vitamin K2 include a group of bacterially produced vitamins called menaquinones and are found in some foods like pork, chicken, eggs, and some cheeses as well as fermented foods. The body also produces a small number of menaquinones in the gut.
Vitamin K2 has long been associated with bone health. Most doctors will agree that Vitamin K2 produces proteins that help with bone density. There are several studies that have showed supplementation of Vitamin K2 can greatly reduce the risk of bone fractures.
Vitamin K2 has also been proven to be a great helper in reducing the risk of heart disease. This is because it helps to reduce the formation of calcium deposits in the arteries. These calcium deposits add to the plaque in the arteries which causes atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries, and is one of the major causes of heart attacks and strokes.
The Synergistic Relationship between Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2
When it comes to bone strength and health, vitamin D3 and K2 work together as a team. It all comes back to how much calcium your body absorbs and how your body uses this new calcium.
Vitamin D helps to raise and keep your calcium levels at the optimum range for your best bone health. It does this in two different methods. The first way is to absorb more calcium from your diet. Your body can’t actually absorb any calcium without the help of vitamin D. The best sources of calcium are dairy products which is why many types of milk are fortified with vitamin D to help you absorb the calcium.
Vitamin D also keeps calcium levels in the body high by drawing calcium out of your bones. Though this might seem like a bad thing, having low calcium levels in the blood is worse. Calcium performs many other vital functions in the body other than bone strength such as helping your heart continue to beat, releasing hormones, sending and receiving nerve signals, and the contracting of muscles. Clearly, healthy calcium levels are an important aspect to our overall health.
Now, after vitamin D has done its job to absorb the calcium into the bloodstream, vitamin K comes in and finishes the job. Vitamin D might be responsible for the accumulation of calcium in the bloodstream, but Vitamin K is the deliverer of calcium to the specific areas of the body that need the most calcium and stopping it from going where it shouldn’t be accumulating.
Vitamin K does this in two ways. First it will activate a protein called osteocalcin that draws the calcium into the bones and teeth. It will also activate a different protein called GLA matrix protein. This protein is responsible for blocking calcification of soft tissues like arteries, keeping your heart healthy and your blood flow strong. It will also keep your kidneys healthy and free from kidney stones.
This study goes into more depth about how vitamin D and K work together.
With all of this information it only makes sense to supplement with both vitamin D and Vitamin K, specifically the two most absorbable by the body, D3 and K2. It is even argued that supplementation of vitamin D without the aid of Vitamin K could pose a threat. Vitamin D could increase the blood levels of calcium without the proper direction from Vitamin K and cause an increase of calcification in dangerous places, such as the arteries.
How MegaFit Got It Right
MegaFit’s Vitamin D3+K2 supplement contains the clinically proven doses of 2000 IU of vitamin D3 and 75 mcg of vitamin K2. We decided to make it an easily taken chewable tablet with a pleasant cherry taste. This not only allows those who hate to swallow pills to take this supplement, but it also makes it easier to be absorbed into the body.
Our formula will help you have strong bones and teeth. It also helps to keep your brain healthy and support your immune system. It also helps to support cardiovascular health by preventing calcification in the arteries.
Getting enough vitamin D from exposure to sunlight is difficult. In fact, your body’s ability to absorb vitamin D from the sun is hampered as you get older. Getting enough from your diet can be a challenge as well, especially if you are trying to be on a low fat diet as most foods that contain vitamin D have high levels of fat. This is why using a vitamin like MegaFit’s Vitamin D3+K2 can ensure you get sufficient calcium absorption through your diet.
The tablets are naturally flavored and is sourced and made in an American GMP certified and FDA certified facility. It is non-GMO and gluten free. We’ve made our 90 tablet bottles an affordable price because we believe that good health should be attainable by all, no matter what income bracket you fall in.
Try MegaFit’s Vitamin D3+K2 tablets today and drastically increase your chances of having strong bones and a healthy heart for the rest of your life.