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Sunshine Vitamin D3 1000IU with Vitamin K2 Description
Sunshine Vitamin D3 & Vitamin K2 Benefits
- Recommended for people with low Vitamin D levels
- This product contains 1,000IU of Vitamin D, the highest amount available in New Zealand without prescription
- Vitamin D in general is essential for effective calcium absorption, required for healthy bones and teeth
- Clinicians Sunshine Vitamin D contains Vitamin D3 which is the form that is produced naturally in the body
- Vitamin D3 and K2 have both synergistic roles in the body to support bone mineral density and every day immune, muscle, joint and heart health. K2 is an essential cofactor for Vitamin D metabolism
- Having adequate K2 levels supports calcium absorption in the bone where it belongs, instead of calcifying blood vessels and other soft tissues
Sunshine Vitamin D3 & Vitamin K2 Features
- Contains a synergistic combination of Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2 for wider health benefits
- No Pills to swallow, these great tasting melts dissolve under your tongue
- Easy to use for children and the elderly
Each tablet contains:
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol 1000IU)
|Vitamin K2 (menaquinone MK7)||90||mcg|
No added: gluten, dairy, yeast, artificial colours, sweeteners, flavours or preservatives. Suitable for vegeterians
Also Contains: xylitol, sorbitol, vegetable stearate, silica, cellulose and natural flavour. Contains Soy.
Adults and children over 3 years of age take 1 tablet daily, dissolved under the tongue or as professionally advised.
Contraindications & Cautions
- Vitamin D is considered well tolerated when daily intakes do not exceed the recommended dose
- Use with caution in individuals with high calcium levels, primary hyperparathyroidism or disorders of calcium metabolism
- Use with caution in individuals on anticogulant medications such as warfarin, monitor INR levels particularly in the 1st two weeks of therapy. Vitamin K doses of 100mcg/ day do not appear to interfere with warfarin and may actually help stabilize and reduce INR fluctuations (INR – International Normalised Ratio).
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:
Considered suitable when Vitamin D intake does not exceed the tolerable upper intake and Vitamin K does not exceed the recommended daily intake of 90mcg/ day for women aged 19 – 50 years
It is estimated that a billion people have insufficient intakes or are deficient in Vitamin D.11,12 Research shows that even in sunny countries such as New Zealand and Australia up 50% of children and adults have insufficient or deficient levels of Vitamin D.10,13,14 In New Zealand few foods are fortified with Vitamin D, and given the high prevalence of insufficiency in this country, Vitamin D supplementation has been proposed as a strategy to improve Vitamin D status.16,17
Measuring serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D is considered the best way to assess Vitamin D status. Levels below 25 nmol/l are reflective of moderate to severe vitamin D deficiency. Levels between 25-50 nmol/l indicate a Vitamin D deficiency. Levels below 80 nmol/l show an insufficiency of vitamin D. According to the Vitamin D Council, the optimal serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D is 125-200 nmol/l.39 Vitamin D intoxication which is rare has been documented when serum levels exceed 374 nmol/l.
- Enjoy regular sunshine with skin exposed while being careful about the time spent in the sun. The hottest part of the day is between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm during the summer months, so exposure during these times should be well monitored to avoid sunburn.
- Include a diet high in fatty fish to improve vitamin D3 status.
- Include eggs, dairy, meat, yoghurt or alternatively natto as part of your diet to improve vitamin K status.
- 10. Lips P. Worldwide status of vitamin D nutrition. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. Jul;121(1-2):297-300.
- 11. Holick MF. Vitamin D deficiency. N Engl J Med. Jul 19 2007;357(3):266-281.
- 12. Holick MF. High prevalence of vitamin D inadequacy and implications for health. Mayo Clin Proc. Mar 2006;81(3):353-373.
- 13. Rockell JE, Green TJ, Skeaff CM, et al. Season and ethnicity are determinants of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in New Zealand children aged 5-14 y. J Nutr. Nov 2005;135(11):2602-2608.
- 14. McGrath JJ, Kimlin MG, Saha S, Eyles DW, Parisi AV. Vitamin D insufficiency in south-east Queensland. Med J Aust. Feb 5 2001;174(3):150-151.
- 16. Houghton LA, Szymlek-Gay EA, Gray AR, Ferguson EL, Deng X, Heath AL. Predictors of vitamin D status and its association with parathyroid hormone in young New Zealand children. Am J Clin Nutr. Jul;92(1):69-76.
- 17. Rockell JE, Skeaff CM, Venn BJ, Williams SM, Green TJ. Vitamin D insufficiency in New Zealanders during the winter is associated with higher parathyroid hormone concentrations: implications for bone health? N Z Med J. Nov 28 2008;121(1286):75-84.
- 39. Vitamin D Council. Am I vitamin D Deficient? http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-deficiency/am-i-vitamin-d-deficient/. Accessed May 1st 2012.
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