Vitamin D-3 and K-2 Overview
NOW Vitamin D-3 and K-2 may seem and sound like a strange combination of nutrients, but they're necessary for the proper utilization of calcium and therefore critical bone health factors. But because vitamin D and K are under-supplied by most multis, most calciums and even most bone formulas, there's a market for D3 and K-2 combinations to fill in these gaps. Many people already use vitamin D supplements, unaware that Vitamin K is just as important for bone health, and just as likely to be under-supplied by diet and supplements. Besides bone health, vitamin D and vitamin K play indispensable roles in heart, immune and metabolic health, too. NOW Foods gets the potencies just right by using 1000 IU of virtually nontoxic vitamin D along with a more conservative 45 mcg of healthy blood clotting factor vitamin K.
Vitamin D-3 and K-2 Description from Now
-1,000 IU / 45 mcg
-Supports Bone Health
-Plus Cardiovascular Support
NOW® combines two nutrients extensively researched for their benefits for the bones, teeth and cardiovascular system. Vitamin D3 promotes calcium absorption and calcium transport to bones. Recent studies indicate that Vitamin D3 may support healthy insulin action and glucose metabolism and may have a positive impact on immune function. Vitamin K2, likewise is beneficial in the areas of bone and cardiovascular health. Vitamin K is critical for the formation of healthy strong bone matrix. Bone quality is dependent on the presence of adequate Vitamin K. Vitamin K's role in arterial health revolves around its ability to support proper calcium metabolism in vascular structures. Vitamin K2 is the most biologically active form of Vitamin K.
|Serving Size: 1 veg cap|
Servings Per Container: 120
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)||1000 IU||250|
|Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone)||45 mcg||56|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Rice Flour, Cellulose (capsule), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Maltodextrin and Silica.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap® 1 to 2 times daily with meals. Consider taking this product in combination with a NOW® Calcium supplement.
Consult your health practitioner before consumption if you are currently taking any anti-coagulant drugs (i.e., warfarin, coumadin, heparin), or if you are pregnant/lactating.