More than 77 percent of Americans are deficient in one key nutrient: vitamin D . But that’s not all. Many of us are imbalanced in vitamin A and vitamin K2. Alone or combined, these disparities can lead to serious health issues if not corrected.
And here’s the craziest part: getting the balance right of these three critical elements is not actually that hard—we’re just uninformed about how to do it.
So if you want to ensure healthy bones and teeth and a thriving body for many years to come, let’s dive into why each of these vitamins are so important and how we can bridge the best balance between them.
How to Balance Vitamins A, D, and K
It’s no enough to simply grab a multivitamin off the shelf containing these vitamins and call it a day. Your body needs the right balance of vitamins A, D, and K to prevent further problems. Here’s where you should land on each and how to get there.
Vitamin A: Too Much of a Good Thing
Here’s how to optimize your vitamin A supplementation: stop taking any.
- A review of seven high-quality clinical trials involving 131,727 people found mortality rates increase by 29 percent in people taking too much vitamin A.
- Half of the sources of this too-much vitamin A was coming from multivitamins that contained it.
- Vitamin A is an essential vitamin, and you do need some, but too much of it can actually hurt your health.
So, unless you’ve been told by a healthcare professional that you’re deficient in vitamin A, you do not need to supplement with it. That includes multivitamins that include vitamin A. (Because as we know, not all multivitamins are created equal).
Also, examine any other supplements you’re currently taking to ensure they don’t have added vitamin A. Stick with food for your vitamin A sources, which you’ll easily get from a well-balanced diet.
Vitamin D: You Probably Need More
As we mentioned above, more than ¾ of the U.S. population isn’t getting enough vitamin D! This is often despite taking multivitamins, drinking milk, and getting sun each day—and yet it’s still not enough.
This is a problem because vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher risks of:
- Dying from a stroke
- Multiple sclerosis
The National Cancer Institute also found that the further North you live, the more likely you are to be vitamin D deficient because you’re not getting as much from the sun.
Overall, people with higher vitamin D levels appear to have lower mortality rates than those with lower vitamin D levels.
And what’s the best way to know your vitamin D levels? Have your blood levels tested to see where you stand.
You should be between 35 ng/mL and 50 ng/mL. While vitamin D deficiency is extremely common, toxicity is (while possible) very rare and hard to achieve, especially in America and if you don’t have a job where you’re out in the sun all day.
For most people who are also eating healthy sources of vitamin D, we’ve found at least 2000 IU is sufficient.
And be sure to eat more natural sources of vitamin D like egg yolks, organic butter, liver, and supplementation. A little more sunlight can also help us.
And now, this is where vitamin K comes in.
Vitamin K2: Crucial Companion to Vitamin D
What is vitamin K2? Like vitamins A and D, it’s an important fat-soluble vitamin. And Vitamin K benefits are crucial. It’s needed for [2,3,4,5,6]:
- Proper blood clotting
- Bones to calcify properly
- Preventing bone fractures and loss of bone strength
- Protecting against atherosclerosis, heart disease, and even cancer risk
- Proper neurological and cognitive function
Related: Vitamin D3 and K2 Benefits.
As with vitamin D, most people aren’t getting enough vitamin K2—and our bodies actually can’t store it very well. This is why the right supplementation is key.
What you need to know is that vitamin D is best absorbed when taken with vitamin K2. In fact, vitamin D and K2 are the perfect match! Vitamin K2 makes sure vitamin D is actually ends up in your bones.
And thankfully, there’s no known toxicity that comes from supplementing with vitamin K1 or K2.
The best way to get vitamin K2 in your diet is by eating vitamin K foods plus supplementing.
Good vitamin K2 foods include:
- green leafy vegetables
- fermented vegetables
- organic butters and creams
- egg yolks
- aged cheeses
An Easy Solution: Vitamin D & K Spray
Advanced D-K Spray makes it easy for kids and adults to get optimal amounts of both vitamin D and K2 without worrying about vitamin A (or other unnecessary extra vitamins) like you do with many multivitamins.
And also unlike many multivitamins and other supplements, our spray is safe for children as young as four years of age.
Plus, it’s easier to take than supplement pills—simply spray and go—and provides two of the most important nutrients for good health: vitamin D and K2. It absorbs rapidly and the nano-pure formulation is designed for maximum safe effectiveness.
Advanced D-K Spray ensures you and your family get the vitamin D and K2 needed for the healthy bones, teeth, bodies, brains, and disease prevention that come with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Try it for yourself today by clicking here.