Liposomes have the ability to transport both water and fatty substances, which makes them an ideal system for transporting substances needed by the cells of our body. Liposomes are structures spontaneously arising from phospholipids. They are in the form of bubbles with a size of 0.01-1 microns filled with water (or an aqueous solution), surrounded by a double lipid layer about 5 nanometers thick, hence they are also called phospholipid vesicles. Their shell is built analogously to biological membranes. Phospholipid vesicles are built of the same components as the membranes of our body’s cells and small enough that they are able to penetrate the walls of blood vessels.
Vitamin D3 + K2 – why should they be used together? We have heard from a child that healthy bones are due to drinking milk and eating dairy products. As it turns out, providing the body with a large dose of calcium will not strengthen our skeletal system at all. In order for bones, cartilage and joints to function well, you must also take care of adequate levels of vitamin D3 and K2. Vitamin D3 and K2 are an inseparable duo, which we increasingly meet in dietary supplements. We explain why manufacturers of vitamin preparations use such a combination, we describe the effects of deficiencies of these two vitamins and answer the question what is the “calcium paradox”, which we should absolutely avoid. Vitamin D3 supports the body Vitamin D3, also called the vitamin of life, is produced in the body during sun exposure and is needed by the body every day. If it is missing, we begin to get sick, have a weaker perception, and are often lethargic. Vitamin D3 increases immunity and improves mood, is involved in cell division, and may even reduce the risk of cancer. In addition, it improves the functioning of the circulatory and digestive systems. In the autumn-winter period, it is worth supplementing its deficiencies by eating fish, eggs, liver or cheese, but sometimes it may not be enough. It is estimated that in Poland as much as 90 percent of the population suffers from this vitamin deficiency, and the problem statistically affects almost all of us.
Vitamin K2 and its properties. Vitamin K2 is an ingredient that is found in fermented products and cheeses. It has been proven that in nature its greatest amount is found in a Japanese dish called natto. Many people suffer from their deficiencies. Until recently, it was thought that the daily dose of vitamin K2 we provide thanks to microbiological biosynthesis performed by bacteria living in the intestine, but this is not enough. Its defects can cause weakening of bone strength and inhibition of cell growth, which is why vitamin K2 should be delivered to the body every day at a dose of about 100 micrograms, because, like vitamin D, it is not stored in our body.
Can calcium harm us? Thanks to vitamin D3, we absorb calcium responsible for healthy bones and teeth. Unfortunately, its high concentration is not good at all. Why? Excess calcium in the diet leads to so-called “Calcium Paradox”. This means that calcium is not absorbed into the bones and does not mineralize them, but remains in the blood vessels, causing them to calcify. As a result, it leads to the accumulation of this element in the joints, arteries and liver. Calcium should be managed properly so as not to lead to atherosclerosis, and in extreme cases even to a heart attack and stroke. What to do to avoid such problems? The answer is one … Vitamins for special tasks.
The best solution is to combine vitamin D3 with vitamin K2, which will regulate calcium metabolism. On the one hand, we will absorb adequate amounts of calcium, and on the other, we will not allow its excess. This vitamin synergy provides us with healthy bones, and thus prevents the risk of osteoporosis or atherosclerosis. And here vitamin K2 in the form of MK7 has an important role to play. Adequate calcium absorption in the body is regulated by osteocalcin and MGP (Matrix GLA-protein) proteins. To activate them, vitamin K2 in the form of MK7 is necessary. The active MGP protein then “captures” calcium from the veins, protecting them from calcification. Then, together with osteocalcin, it transports it to the bones, thereby strengthening their structure and density.
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