Vitamin D & Friends:
Micronutrients for Gums and Bones
Vitamin D3 and its Relevance to Our Body
Vitamin D controls over 2000 genes and thus plays a crucial role for all organs and processes in our body - a real booster for our immune system. The body's vitamin D requirements cannot be met through food, because it is actually a hormone and not a vitamin. It is formed naturally by solar radiation.
There is a rise in an undersupply of vitamin D. Therefore, a supplementation of vitamin D3, independent of diet and sun, is essential for the long-term preservation of our health!
The most efficient approach is supplementation under controlled supervision. A lifelong vitamin D blood level of 50-80 ng/ml is a good, healthy goal.
Vitamin K2 (MK-7) is an important element working with Vitamin D to ensure optimal distribution of calcium, preventing arteriosclerosis & osteoporosis (calcium incorporation into bones instead of vascular walls)
A combination of MK-7 (the most active form) and Vitamin D3 should be used: 10,000 I.U. of D3 to l00µg of K2/mk-7
Current dosage recommendations are usually calculated too low: They focus only on the needs of bone metabolism, not long term health.
Other Important Supplements
Vitamin C: Strengthens our immune system, promotes bone formation, weakens diseased/degenerated cells.
Recommended supplementation: 1-3 g/d (in addition to vitamin-rich food)
Magnesium: Main key to the energy supply of all our body cells, indispensable for the activation of vitamin D and promotes sleep quality
Recommended supplementation: 300-400 mg/d (e.g. magnesium citrate)
Omega-3: Supplies polyunsaturated fatty acid, which the body cannot produce by itself. Controls vital, "good" inflammatory processes in a balanced ratio with omega-6. Balances the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, which are typically too high today
Recommended supplementation: approx. 1 g/d