Liquid D & K
Liquid D & K
Optimized Liquid Sunshine
Brief Description: Liquid D and K is Vitamin D and Vitamin K delivered in a great tasting medium that maximizes absorption.
Per Bottle: 1.0 fl. oz Bottle – 30 Servings
Ideal for adults not receiving sufficient sun exposure especially during the winter and fall months.
Contains no yeast, wheat, gluten, GMO, milk/dairy, sodium, sugar, starch, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.
Vitamins D and K are essential for optimum health and work synergistically for maintaining strong bones, promoting heart and vascular health, memory, and supporting your immune function.*
It is estimated that 85-99% of the population may be deficient in these crucial nutrients. Recent evidence suggests Vitamin K is an important adjunct to vitamin D, and if you are deficient in one, neither works optimally in your body. Vitamin K2 protects against Vitamin D toxicity, and vice versa. Vitamin K is also essential for normal cell formation, maintenance of a healthy cardiovascular system, building strong bones, and a crucial part of other bodily processes.*
Vitamin D is critical in:
• Fat metabolism
• Cancer prevention
• Insulin resistance
• Cardiovascular disease
evolvedNS uses a natural vanilla-flavored liquid delivery system; this makes the vitamins much more bioavailable, sending the nutrients strait into your body. When Vitamin D is in pill form, almost none of the vitamin is absorbed into the body. Both Vitamin D and Vitamin K are fat-soluble vitamins which means they require fat to assimilate in the body. Liquid D and K’s delivery system includes medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) and sunflower oil, two fats that further increases absorption.
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 that 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 t
his 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.