Vitamin D has long been misunderstood as a bone-builder, but in the last 20-years our understanding of the various beneficial health effects of vitamin D has changed tremendously. According to the latest studies, low levels of vitamin D are a serious health-issue worldwide, despite the fact that vitamin D is produced naturally in response to UVB exposure (sunlight) in the skin,.
Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to:
- Bone loss, low bone mineralization, osteoporosis
- Increased risk of fractures
- Increased cancer risk
- Reduced immunity and increases susceptibility to infections
- High risk of various autoimmune diseases ranging from asthma over irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn's Disease to multiple sclerosis
- Impaired muscle function
- Impaired response adaptive response to exercise
- Increased diabetes risk
- Impaired respiratory health
We recommend that you have your medical professional check your Vitamin D levels! The list above of serious potential side effects of insufficient vitamin D levels is such that everyone should have their Vitamin D levels checked annually. For long, scientists have been convinced that an intake of 600-800IU per day would be sufficient to maintain optimal vitamin D levels. But in the last decade, more and more researchers started questioning this paradigm arguing that the low vitamin D levels we see in people all around the world would be evidence enough that vitamin D supplementation is not just necessary, but mandatory!
About Our Exclusive Vitamin K Complex: Unlike any other Vitamin D supplements we fortify our Vitamin D patches with a very important and specific Vitamin K complex. This insures both bone and metabolic health! Our formula includes two (2) forms of Vitamin K: MK4 is the medium-chain form of vitamin K and MK7 us the long-chain form. Both are also categorized as “menaquinone”. The combination of Vitamin D and Vitamin K make this a truely advanced patch.
Our Vitamin D-Direct patches, fortified with Vitamin K, are formulated, tested, and manufactured in the USA in our FDA-certified laboratories to assure high quality performance and product safety. Important: Unlike many other supplement brands, we use the most advanced and effective forms of Vitamin D (As Cholecalciferol) and Vitmain K (As Menaquinone MK4 & MK7)