Suggested Use: 2-6 capsules daily, in divided doses, with or between meals.
What Is It?
Calcium K/D offers a high elemental level of calcium per capsule with vitamins K and D to support bone and cardiovascular health.*
Uses For Calcium K/D
Bone Health: Calcium K/D combines di-calcium malate with vitamins D and K for optimal bone support and to reduce the risk of osteoporosis † . Di-calcium malate provides a high percentage of elemental calcium, fully chelated with the Krebs cycle intermediate malate for optimal absorption. Vitamin D promotes intestinal calcium absorption and reduces urinary calcium loss. A 7-year study involving over 30,000 women indicates that combined calcium and vitamin D supplementation promotes healthy hip bones. Vitamin K enhances bone formation by carboxylating osteocalcin. This enables osteocalcin to bind to calcium and promote healthy bone mineralization. Adequate intake of vitamin K 1 and K 2 may be especially important for optimal carboxylation in aging individuals. By activating matrix Gla–protein (MGP), vitamin K also helps maintain healthy calcium metabolism in vascular tissues, supporting healthy vascular elasticity.*
What Is The Source?
Calcium is derived from the lime of rock. Malate is synthetic. Vitamin K 1 is synthetic. Vitamin K 2 (MK-7) is derived from flower extracts geraniol and farnesol. Vitamin D 3 is derived from lanolin.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 2–6 capsules daily, in divided doses, with or between meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
If pregnant or lactating, or have a history of kidney stones, consult your physician before taking this product. Vitamin K may be contra-indicated for individuals on dialysis treatment. Consult your physician for more information.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Calcium should be taken separately from certain antibiotics, thyroid medications and bisphosphonate medications. Vitamin K supplementation may be contraindicated for those taking Coumadin/warfarin anticoagulant medication. Consult your physician for more information.