There are few compounds in the body more important to overall health than magnesium. Over 300 enzymes need it, including enzymes required to synthesize DNA, RNA and proteins. Magnesium also plays an important role in bone and cell membranes, as it helps to transport ions across the membrane surface.
Studies show that most people are deficient in magnesium, even though many of them take a multivitamin daily – almost none of these contain enough magnesium to prevent deficiency and use compounds that are far less absorbable than the magnesium-citrate form.
Magnesium deficiency produces symptoms like muscle cramps, heart arrhythmias, tremor, headaches & acid reflux, and it’s associated with cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, migraines, PMS, asthma, hypothyroidism. In fact, it’s hard to find a modern disease magnesium deficiency isn’t associated with.
Vitamin K2 controls calcium getting to the proper place in the body, putting it in bones and teeth where it belongs and making sure it doesn’t stay in the soft tissue where it doesn’t belong, thus preventing calcium deposits, clogged arteries, kidney stones and ensuring cardiovascular health.
K2 is known as an “Activator” because it acts synergistically with Vitamin A and D, “activating” the signalling proteins it contains to become active. Without Vitamin K2, vitamin A and D are nowhere near as effective as they should be.
There are more and more studies supporting the potential health benefits of vitamin K2 for the bones, heart, skin, brain, and now prostate health.
The two forms of the vitamin K2 used are MK4 and MK7: MK4 has a short shelf life in the body and needs to be taken in much higher amounts (45 mg vs. 45 mcg!) than MK7, which stays 2-3 days in the system, thus having more time to take effect: we use the MK7 variant in our supplement.
Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium and strengthen bones and teeth and can prevent the onset of osteoporosis.
Vitamin D3 is normally obtained from diet or synthesised by skin from the ultraviolet energy of the sun. However, it is not abundant in food.
As more people avoid sun exposure, Vitamin D supplementation becomes even more necessary to ensure that your body receives an adequate supply.
Muscles need it to move, for example, nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every part of your body and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off invading bacteria and viruses.
Together with calcium D3 also helps protect elderly people from osteoporosis.