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Vitamin D3 – Take with Magnesium and K2

You know how Vitamin D levels are super important for a proper functioning immune system?

Your body needs K2 and magnesium to obtain the optimal benefits of vitamin D.

Magnesium activates Vitamin D in the bloodstream. K2 is taken with D3 supplementation because extra calcium is in the arteries, but the K2 acts like a traffic cop, directing calcium out of arteries and into hard tissue like bone.

If you are supplementing with Vitamin D but failing to raise your blood levels as expected, perhaps you are deficient in magnesium.

Study: Low Magnesium Levels Make Vitamin D Ineffective

“People are taking Vitamin D supplements but don’t realize how it gets metabolized. Without magnesium, Vitamin D is not really useful or safe,” says study co-author Mohammed S. Razzaque, MBBS, PhD, a professor of pathology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

“Patients with optimum magnesium levels require less Vitamin D supplementation to achieve sufficient Vitamin D levels. Magnesium also reduces osteoporosis, helping to mitigate the risk of bone fracture that can be attributed to low levels of Vitamin D, Razzaque noted.

“Deficiency in either of these nutrients is reported to be associated with various disorders, including skeletal deformities, cardiovascular diseases, and metabolic syndrome.” [source]

Here’s the basic daily recommendation:

Most people benefit from taking 5,000 IU D3 with K2. Get tested by your doctor or order your own lab test from – look for the test called Vitamin D, 25 Hydroxy which is about $50. Ideally, keep your blood levels above 50ng/mL.

When supplementing with magnesium and D3, take 100mg Magnesium with 5,000 IU D3 + K2 in the morning. Then take about 300-500 mg more magnesium at bedtime. Adjust your magnesium dose to bowel tolerance.

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Signs of Magnesium deficiency

  • cramps and twitches
  • back pain
  • TMJ
  • constipation
  • lump in throat
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • asthma
  • cystitis
  • depression
  • high blood pressure
  • insomnia
  • migraines

Most people (80% of Americans) are magnesium deficient.

Why? Because our soils are depleted of this important mineral. Many people do not consume foods that are known to be high in magnesium, like dark green leafy veggies.

  • This essential mineral, magnesium, calms the hyperactive body and mind and assists with the regulation of blood sugar.
  • Magnesium assists in the activation of vitamin D, which helps regulate calcium and phosphate homeostasis for the growth and maintenance of bones.
  • All of the enzymes that metabolize vitamin D seem to require magnesium.

Every day, take D3 with K2 and Magnesium for better health.

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