Mega D3 3.0
Known as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D3 plays a critical role in human survival. Our bodies synthesize vitamin D from cholesterol in response to sunlight. However, due to limited sun exposure, many people don’t get enough vitamin D, putting them at risk of osteoporosis and poor health.
Mega D3 3.0 contains ingredients that work together to support vitamin D status and protect bone health.* Vitamin D helps ensure there is enough calcium in the body while vitamin K directs calcium into bone and teeth for optimal strength.*
When vitamin D levels are depleted, the body pulls calcium from bone, leading to bone loss. Vitamin D ensures the body has enough calcium and phosphorus for building bone by increasing absorption of these minerals via the small intestines.
Vitamin K2 helps by activating vitamin D-made proteins that lead to bone mineralization. Named for the Danish word “koagulation” for its blood clotting abilities, vitamin K2 helps proteins in the body collect more calcium, preventing calcium buildup in the arteries. Supplementing vitamin D without vitamin K can result in calcium being inappropriately deposited in arteries, which has a negative effect on blood vessel elasticity and can lead to heart disease.
Mega D3 3.0 offers a high dose of 10,000 IUs of vitamin D3 that is ideal for situations when more aggressive supplementation is desired, such as recovering from a deficiency.* There is evidence that weekly or biweekly high dosages of vitamin D can restore levels faster than daily supplementation. It is recommended that you work with your doctor to develop a dosing protocol to overcome a deficiency.