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We are very excited to introduce our brand new product - Nutrisorb® D3 & K2, a liquid vegan vitamin D3 and K2 for bone and immune support. After many requests from our customers, and a demand for our excellent liquid products, it’s finally landed on our shelves.
It is also our first liquid product in our brand new recyclable packaging and fresh, new contemporary design. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Insufficient levels of both nutrients are quite common. In fact, vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are known to be widespread in the general UK population - up to 25% may be severely deficient.[ix] In the UK sunlight is usually only strong enough to stimulate vitamin D synthesis between 11am to 3pm from April to October. In addition, modern lifestyles mean we often spend a lot of time indoors, use sunscreen or wear clothes which prevent sunlight exposure. Groups at particular risk of deficiency include individuals with dark skin, those who cover skin or use sunscreen when outside, the elderly, obese, and vegetarians and vegans,[x] and those with inflammatory bowel diseases.[xi]
In turn, vitamin K intake is also often insufficient but many of us, including health professionals, may not be aware of it. Low levels of vitamin K are surprisingly prevalent. The daily recommended intake is 75µg, however an American survey revealed that about 50% of Americans consumed less than the recommended amount. The authors of this review further suggested that the optimum level is 90 µg for women and 120 µg for men.[xii]
Our Nutrisorb® D3 & K2 is really easy to take and can be a perfect addition to a more comprehensive nutritional protocol. If you’d like to use it for everyday support and get slightly more of both nutrients, take it together with a good multinutrient, e.g. Methyl Multinutrient, which also contains D3 & K2, alongside all key vitamins and minerals. If you’d like to support a specific area of health, here are some of our top suggestions:
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Or head to our advice page where you can find Healthnotes.
[i] Erkkola et al. Maternal vitamin D intake during pregnancy is inversely associated with asthma and allergic rhinitis in 5-year-old children. Clin Exp Allergy. 2009; 39 (6): 875-82
[ii] Simpson et al. Latitude is significantly associated with the prevalence of multiple sclerosis: a meta-analysis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011; 82 (10): 1132-41.
[iii] Tizaoui K et al. Lung. 2014 Association of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms with asthma risk: systematic review and updated meta-analysis of case-control studies; 192 (6): 955-65
[iv] Schurgers LJ et al. Vitamin K-containing dietary supplements: comparison of synthetic vitamin K1 and natto-derived menaquinone-7. Blood. 2007;109(8):3279-83.
[v] Sato Y et al. Vitamin K deficiency and osteopenia in disuse-affected limbs of vitamin D-deficient elderly stroke patients. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 1999;78(4):317-22.
[vi] Feskanich D et al. “Vitamin K intake and hip fractures in women: a prospective study”. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 1999; 69 (1): 74.
[vii] Apalset EM1 et al. Intake of vitamin K1 and K2 and risk of hip fractures: The Hordaland Health Study. Bone. 2011;49(5):990-5.
[viii] Holzer G et al.Vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKORC1) gene mutations in osteoporosis: A pilot study. Transl Res. 2010;156(1):37-44.
[ix] Department of Health. 2014. National Diet and Nutrition Survey: results from Years 1 to 4. Available online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-...
[x] Lips, P. (2010) Worldwide status of vitamin D nutrition. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 121 (1-2), 297-300.
[xi] Ulitsky. Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Association With Disease Activity and Quality of Life. JPEN. 2010; 35: 308-16.
[xii] Price CT, Langford JR, Liporace FA. Essential Nutrients for Bone Health and a Review of their Availability in the Average North American Diet. The Open Orthopaedics Journal. 2012;6:143-149.