Many people take vitamin D supplements to be healthier and feel better, but could your supplements be having the opposite effect?
Vitamin D could be increasing the hardening of your arteries by up to 8%!
If you’re taking 2,000-10,000 of vitamin D3 or 50,000 IUs of vitamin D2 a week, this is going to be especially important for you.
Vitamin D3 is crucial for bolstering your immune system and helping your blood sugar levels, but you need to take it correctly.
If you’re taking vitamin D2, I recommend you stop immediately, because D3 is so much better for you.
What Does Vitamin D Do In The Body?
Vitamin D3 activates a matrix protein that can protect you from heart disease, hardening of the arteries, and coronary artery disease.
When this protein gets activated, it moves the calcium that’s inside of your blood to your bones. Calcium has a lot of different roles, but you don’t want it building up in your arteries.
I suggest only taking 2,000-8,000 IUs of vitamin D3 a day, depending on your blood levels.
Taking Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2
You may be taking a lot of vitamin D3 because you’ve heard about its benefits, which are true, but are you taking the necessary components with it?
The main component that is crucial to take with vitamin D3 is vitamin K2. In a study that gave participants a mix of vitamin K and vitamin D3, everything went where it was supposed to, so the full benefits of both vitamins were absorbed.
Adding In Magnesium
If you have K2 and D3, there are other components you should be taking. You’re not calcifying your arteries anymore, but you may be depleting your magnesium!
This could create heart problems or heart fluttering. You should be taking magnesium with both vitamin D3 and vitamin K2.
It’s this combination that can lead to an 8% reduction in the hardening of the arteries.
I recommend taking between 25-100 micrograms of K2 for every 1,000-2,000 IUs of D3 you take.
With magnesium, adding in 50-100 milligrams is going to be plenty. This way, D3 does its job of moving calcium, K2 supports it, and you don’t deplete magnesium.
If you’re looking for an easy way to get all of these in at the same time, my Livingood Vitamin D has D3, K2, magnesium, and more included in each capsule.
You get vitamin D from the sun, and if you can’t you have to supplement for it. Vitamin D2 can be synthetic and toxic, so stick to vitamin D3.
If you do take D3, it has to be taken with K2 and magnesium. Otherwise, you’re going to harden your arteries.
If you have concerns about your arteries, I made a video that can help you with hardening, calcification, or plaquing of arteries that you can check out here.