FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Helps prevent hardening of arterial walls.
- Contains natural vitamin K2.
- Non-GMO, gluten free and soy free.
- Suitable for vegetarians.
Doctor's Best Artery Prime with MenaQ7® contains pure MenaQ7®, the superior form of Vitamin K for optimum bioavailability and delivery to the body. MenaQ7® crystals are derived from soy-free fermentation of chickpeas.
Vitamin K is a family of fat-soluble vitamins with similar structures, but different metabolic properties. Vitamin K2 belongs to the group of Vitamin K compounds called “menaquinones” which demonstrate greater bioactivity when compared to Vitamin K1. Vitamin K2 is absorbed more completely, remains in the body longer, and delivers more benefits for bones, blood vessels and other soft tissues.
People get Vitamin D from exposure to sunlight, in limited amounts from their diet, and from dietary supplements. Vitamin D, a hormone-like vitamin encompasses two types of molecules: Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. Vitamin D2 is made by the ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol from yeast, while Vitamin D3 is manufactured through the ultraviolet irradiation of 7-dehydrocholesterol from lanolin.
Some researchers suggest that a minimum daily intake of 1,000 IU is necessary to maintain barely adequate blood levels of Vitamin D5 while others agree that significantly higher doses are needed to ensure optimal health.
Vitamin-K is a potent inhibitor of calcification present in cartilage and the vessel wall and helps keep calcium from accumulating in soft tissues where it doesn’t belong, thereby supporting vascular health. Calcium will be removed in a coordinated system of activated MGP, soluble factors, cells and tissues, keeping the arteries healthy and flexible.
Dietary calcium is linked to many benefits, particularly bone health but because some evidence points to health problems at elevated levels, some studies have led to the finding that Vitamin K2 were to be added to a high-calcium regimen since Vitamin K2 promotes arterial flexibility by preventing accumulation of arterial calcium.
Vitamin D has been known to regulate calcium and bone homeostasis for decades, but recent investigations have revealed that Vitamin D receptors (VDR) exist on a wide range of tissues, including the endothelium and the myocardium, suggesting a much more extensive range of biological functions for Vitamin D, including heart health. In particular, many observations were made regarding the effect of Vitamin D metabolites on blood pressure.
Vitamin K2 in MenaQ7® has a strong protective effect on cardiovascular health and helps prevent arterial calcification.* Vitamin D is known to interact with over 200 different genes and thus plays a crucial regulatory role as a metabolic activator for a multitude of metabolic processes. Research shows that supplemental Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is significantly more efficient at converting to active Vitamin D in the body than Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol)1. This makes Vitamin D3 the preferred supplemental form of this nutrient.
Vitamin D is a nutrient that is critical to many bodily functions. Vitamin D is beneficial for supporting bone health, immune wellness, cardiovascular function, and cellular metabolism. Mounting research is highlighting the ever-increasing benefits of optimal Vitamin D status.* The standard assessment for Vitamin D levels is measuring the level of the marker 25(OH)D in the blood. Researchers suggest that levels between 50 and 80 ng/ml are optimal for supporting health.
|Active ingredients per capsule:
|Vitamin K2 (from MenaQ7® Menaquinone)
|Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)
Also contains microcrystalline cellulose, modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule), silicon dioxide, glycerol monostearate, ascorbyl palmitate, rosemary extract, sodium ascorbate, modified food starch, medium chain triglycerides, sucrose.
Adults: Take 1 capsule daily, with food, or as recommended by a nutritionally-informed physician.
Contains vitamin K. Consult your physician if using blood-thinning medications such as warfarin.