VITAMIN D3 + K2

OVERVIEW

ULTRA18’s Vitamin K2+ D3 is formulated to support bone health, immune function, cardiovascular health,
blood sugar regulation, hormonal health, strength, and improved mood.

Vitamin d is one of the most vital nutrients for optimal human health and preventing a plethora of chronic
diseases such as arthritis, dementia, cancer, psoriasis, reduced bone mineral density, increased body fat, and
the flu. Vitamin d functions as a hormone more than a vitamin as every cell in the human body has a vitamin d
receptor. In essence, every cell in our body requires vitamin d to carry out its physiological function. In
addition, Vitamin d regulates the expression of over 200 genes and is a precursor for sex hormones.

Low Vitamin status increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes as vitamin d regulates the body’s ability to
transport glucose and release insulin. In addition, low vitamin d status inhibits the ability of macrophages to
absorb cholesterol and results in increased fatty deposits in the arteries and causes atherosclerosis.

Vitamin d deficiency is associated with an increase prevalence of the flu and other conditions associated with
weak immune health. Flu rates peak during the winter months in which there is little exposure to vitamin d
sourced from natural sunlight.

VITAMIN D3+K2 AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Vitamin k2 works synergistically with Vitamin d to transport calcium throughout the body. In fact, individuals
supplementing with calcium and low amounts of vitamin d and k2 can result in calcification of arteries. In
essence, there is a build of calcium in blood vessels due to lack of vitamin d and k2 status. In addition, Vitamin
k2 is vital for clearing calcium throughout the kidneys and preventing kidney stones.

EVIDENCE BASED BENEFITS

Supports exercise performance, immune health, muscle growth, optimal bone health, hormonal
health, immune function, increased sexual health, cardiovascular health, glucose tolerance,
strength, and positive mood (77,78,79).

Supports hormonal health via high amounts of vitamin D receptor (VDR) activity in hormone
based negative feedback loop reactions (77,78).

Supports immune function via decreases of inflammatory cytokines and aiding immune cells
(77,78).

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