Unived’s D3+K2 is formulated with vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) sourced from the only vegan vitamin D3 source, Lichen and vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-7 (MK7)) derived from fermented chickpeas. Menaquinone-7 (MK7) is a highly bioavailable form of vitamin K2. Each serving delivers 2500 I.U. of vitamin D3, 100mcg of vitamin K2-7 and 155mg of organic USDA certified spirulina. Spirulina is a potent superfood that is abundant in iron, B vitamins, and antioxidants. Vitamin D3 & K2-7 and organic spirulina complement each other to provide cardiovascular health & immunity support, facilitate calcium absorption and utilisation, and promote healthy ageing. Unived’s D3+K2 is natural, vegan, and non-GMO.
What is Vitamin K
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is not synthesised by the body. This makes it essential to get vitamin K through your diet or health supplements. Vitamin K’s main role is to facilitate calcium absorption, and support heart and kidney function.
There are however, two forms of vitamin K: vitamin K1 & vitamin K2. Vitamin K1 is known as phylloquinone and is mostly found in plant foods like leafy green vegetables (spinach, kale, etc.). Most of us consume enough K1 through our diet. While vitamin K1 helps with blood clotting and other blood disorders, vitamin K2’s function is different and is more bioavailable than vitamin K1.
Vitamin K2 referred to as menaquinone, and its main roles are to support calcium metabolism and prevent calcification of the arteries. Only some fermented foods like some cheeses and other animal products contain vitamin K2. So, if you are a vegan, your vitamin K2 consumption is nill, unless of course, you eat Japanese natto beans. Because vitamin K2 is a group of menaquinone compounds (MK), each MK is associated with unique benefits. They range from MK-4 to MK-13. Some supplements in the market use MK-4, which is synthetic and has a very short half-life in the body. On the other hand, MK-7 is the most biologically active and bioavailable of vitamin K2 by having the highest biological half-life in the body. This means it stays longer in your body, resulting in more stable levels in the body.
What is Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble substance necessary for the smooth working of several of the body’s physiological functions. Though it is most popularly known for its important role in bone health, as it aids in calcium absorption. However, research has now revealed its relevance in overall health, prevention and cure of various ailments.
“Vitamin D is, without question, the miracle nutrient of the century,” quotes Mike Adams, natural health researcher and author.
Vitamin D has a unique functioning system as compared to other vitamins. In fact, it functions more like a hormone, impacting metabolic pathways, cellular functions, and the expression of myriad genes.
The main function of vitamin D is to regulate the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in our bones and aid in inter-cellular communication throughout the body. It also positively influences:
- Immune system, helping you to fight infection
- Muscle function
- Cardiovascular function, for a healthy heart and circulation
- Respiratory system – for healthy lungs and airways
- Weight loss
- Brain development
- Anti-cancer therapy
Without adequate levels of vitamin D you are likely increasing your risk of diseases ranging from heart disease and Alzheimer’s to weak bones and diabetes.