Riordan Clinic D3/K2: The Birth of a Superhero Combo
The privately formulated Riordan Clinic vitamin D3/K2 combines the amazing healing capacity and safety of vitamin D and K into the convenience of one capsule. Back in October, we talked about the importance of this powerful combination:
Speaking of team work, vitamin D3′s natural partner is vitamin K2. The genius of this combo begins with proper respect for D3′s function of powerfully enhancing calcium absorption. Recent research has shown that excessive calcium intake alone can be harmful to the body. The additional calcium must be correctly utilized or it can show up in the wrong places and cause disease.
Most people do not receive enough vitamin K2 from diet alone. A growing body of literature supports the concept that increased intake of vitamin K both from food as well as supplements can have a beneficial impact on bone health. Additional studies also indicate that vitamin K2 may play important roles in supporting cardiovascular health and normal arterial elasticity. MK-7, a natural form of vitamin K2, in particular has shown to have rapid bioavailability in the body and can be effective for supporting bone health.
Vitamin D is well known for the role it plays in helping to regulate calcium and bone metabolism. As we age, vitamin D status declines. If given the same amount of light, a younger person can produce more vitamin D compared with an older individual. When advancing age is combined with decreased sunlight exposure one can quickly become deficient in vitamin D. It can help to breakdown bone and mobilize calcium when it is needed elsewhere in the body. Numerous scientists now feel that supplementation with vitamin D at levels greater than previously thought is critical to helping maintain healthy bone remodeling as we age.