ADK is a daily supplement to promote optimal levels of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K in those who need higher doses of vitamin D (based on labwork).
The Importance of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is needed for nearly every organ and system in your body to function optimally, yet it is estimated that 41.6% of adults in the United States are deficient. This is largely due to our indoor lifestyles and modern diets lacking in vitamin D-rich foods.
When vitamin D levels are below optimal it can negatively affect immune function and bone health, among other functions. My team and I have personally seen that many patients with a vitamin D deficiency are also lacking in other fat-soluble vitamins, including A and K.
ADK 5,000 supports:
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin required for normal development, growth and maintenance of the skeleton throughout life. Vitamin A supports the number and activity of osteoclast cells which break down bone tissue, an ongoing process of skeletal maintenance called bone remodeling. Vitamin A also plays a role in stimulating osteoblasts (bone building cells) to secrete proteins that are required for bone mineralization, including the K2 dependent protein called osteocalcin. Combined, Vitamins A and D support osteocalcin output and the regulation of osteoclasts (bone breakdown cells) and osteoblasts (bone building cells).
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for maintaining normal calcium metabolism. It supports calcium absorption in the gut and helps maintain adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone. Vitamin D3 also supports cardiovascular function and blood pressure within normal ranges. It impacts heart health by supporting the body’s natural cytokine production and vascular function.
Vitamin K2, known as menaquinone (MK- 7), is the form that has been shown to support normal bone formation. It is responsible for the carboxylation of specific bone proteins that play a regulatory role in bone metabolism. It also has a regulatory effect on Vitamins A and D with regard to osteoclast and osteoblast activity. The benefit of Vitamin K2 versus K1 is that it works primarily outside of the liver in bones and blood vessels. In blood vessels Vitamin K helps to maintain arterial elasticity.
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