Do you get ill more than you’d like? Do you constantly feel sluggish? Or often find yourself under the weather? It might be time to step up your immunity-boosting game.
There are a number of supplements that can help to boost your immune system. The first one that comes to mind for most of us is vitamin C. But there are many more, and many more important, vitamins that you need to be getting if you want to strengthen your immune response and keep illness at bay.
Calcium, for example, is a mineral that has been scientifically shown to play a key role in the activation of immunity cells in the body. There is only one way to effectively metabolise calcium and to ensure that it ends up reaching these cells: adequate intake of both vitamin D3 and vitamin K2. These two vitamins work together to promote calcium absorption and to maintain desirable levels of calcium in the blood.
In this article we will explain why you need adequate intake of both vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 if you want to optimise your immune response, and will show you how supplementing with LYMA can help you to achieve this.
What’s so special about vitamin D3 and vitamin K2?
Vitamins D3 and K2 have some pretty special properties that make them utterly unique in the body.
Vitamin D, and vitamin D3 in particular, is sometimes referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because we obtain a lot of it from solar rays. It is primarily utilised by the body to promote calcium metabolism. It does this by two separate means. First and foremost, vitamin D3 helps the body to absorb calcium from food. When a person’s diet is lacking in calcium, vitamin D3 will work to maintain calcium levels in the blood by turning to absorbing it directly from the body’s bones. This explains why inadequate calcium intake is often implicated in osteoporosis.
Vitamin K helps blood to clot when it needs to - if, for example, you sustain a cut or graze. Vitamin K2, specifically, is responsible for the delivery of calcium to your bones and teeth.
How do vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 work together to boost immunity?
As discussed above, maintaining adequate blood levels of calcium is of fundamental importance, not only to prevent bone thinning and osteoporosis, but for a number of vital bodily processes, not least immune function. Requisite vitamin D3 intake ensures that enough calcium is being metabolised to meet the body’s demand.
However, vitamin D3 cannot control distribution of calcium to parts of the body that need it without a little help from vitamin K2.
Vitamin K2 plays the fundamental role of regulating calcium uptake and delivery in the body. It does this in a couple of ways:
- It encourages the calcification of bone and teeth by activating a protein called osteocalcin.
- It prevents the calcification of other parts of the body, most notably soft tissue, organs and blood vessels. It does this by activating a second protein, called matrix GLA protein.
Because both osteocalcin and matrix GLA protein have what are called ‘GLA domains’, they are both vitamin K2 dependent and cannot function without adequate supply. K2 VITAL® is the world’s most bioavailable form of vitamin K2 and is formulated at a clinical dose of 75µg in LYMA.
Am I getting enough vitamin D3 and vitamin K2?
If you’re supplementing with LYMA you will be getting a perfect daily clinical dose of 75µg of K2 Vital™ and 2,000 i.u. of Vita-Algae D3™, both of which have been optimised to deliver you the best possible results.
Where can I find vitamins D3 and K2?
Both vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 are fat-soluble nutrients, meaning that they are absorbed most efficiently by the body when consumed in conjunction with fat. Luckily, most dietary sources of the two vitamins are fatty by nature. Vitamin K2 can be most readily obtained from egg yolks, liver, fatty cheese and fatty fish, and also from natto (a traditional Japanese fermented condiment). Vitamin D3, likewise, can be found most abundantly in fatty fish and fish oils.
Increasing your intake of these foods will help you to increase your blood levels of vitamins D3 and K2, but supplementing could be an even better option. When supplementing with LYMA you’re guaranteed to be taking in the perfect balance of vitamins D3 in the form of Vita-Algae D3™ and K2 in the form of K2 Vital™, and you can rest assured that you’re boosting your immune system .
Not only does LYMA contain the perfect balance of vitamins K2 and D3, LYMA is backed by real science, and its formula contains just the correct balance of patented ingredients to help you unlock your potential and feel amazing.
If you’re looking to improve your immune system, banish imbalances from your body, reduce inflammation and flare-ups and to feel like the best version of you then supplementing with LYMA is a great place to start.
Are you ready to reach your full potential?
Originally published Jan 6, 2021.