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it’s the BFF that vitamin D needs to do its job you see vitamin D is this codependent little wimpy vitamin that’s not really a vitamin at all it’s technically a hormone and it needs k2 to properly do its job so I want to give you this video that explains why they should be coupled together and how exactly it works now I’ve done videos talking about vitamin D before but I want to give you a really quick recap on what it is C vitamin D isn’t really a vitamin adults technically a hormone we absorb vitamin D generally from the Sun and it goes through a metallization process by the liver that kind of converts it into more of a hormone now 80% of the population is deficient in vitamin D a lot of it has to do with the fact that we’re not outside as much our body’s becoming more adapted to just being indoors all the time now the other thing vitamin D helps us absorb calcium and I’ll get into that in just a minute but also vitamin D does something very interesting when it comes to belly fat in fact according to the Journal of Clinical Nutrition in a study where they took test subjects that were on a 12-week resistance training program they gave half the test subjects 4,000 IU’s of vitamin D and the other half they gave a placebo well the end of 12 weeks it was found that both sets of test subjects lost the same amount of weight but those that had the vitamin D supplementation had a significantly lower waist-to-hip ratio which tells us that vitamin D has a direct correlation with losing a little bit more of that stubborn belly fat now the only foods that you can really get vitamin D from our fish and eggs now you can get little amounts out of mushrooms if you do certain little tricks like leaving them on a windowsill and stuff but ultimately it comes down to getting it from the Sun at a lot of times supplementation the big thing that’s super important about vitamin D is what it does in the way of calcium absorption you see vitamin D kind of communicates with the parathyroid gland the parathyroid gland secretes something called PTH when we are deficient in vitamin D and what that PTH does is it goes around to the bones and it goes around to the soft tissue and it starts extracting the calcium out of the bones and out of the soft tissue this can weaken our bones it can also just a world of hurt in terms of mineral balance within our bodies the kidneys at that point become much more bioavailable to vitamin D and sort of throws off the ecosystem of the body so when you have sufficient levels of vitamin D your body is able to absorb calcium from the diet better and put it where it’s supposed to go and that brings me to talking about vitamin k2 k2 is sort of an ugly stepchild that we don’t hear about too much now what k2 is responsible for is it’s responsible for healthy blood clotting so we don’t think of a lot either helps our blood coagulate help stop bleeding if we need it now the other thing that k2 does is it also assists in calcium absorption but here’s where it gets kind of fun you see it works directly with d3 d3 is great at helping your body absorb calcium but that’s about it it says okay we can use this calcium but it has no idea where to put it so now you’ve basically got this road of calcium going through your bloodstream which means it can be deposited in the arteries it can be deposited in the soft tissue where it may not really be needed now I want you to visualize k2 as sort of the traffic cop when it comes to this k2 ceases calcium come in and it directs it to the right place it cyrex it to the bones where we most likely need it see we don’t want too much calcium going into the soft tissue if it goes into the arteries it can cause lots of cardiovascular issues we don’t want that plaquing of the arteries you don’t want that calcification there so k2 is really what’s going to direct that calcium in the appropriate place so at the end of the day you’ve got this triple threat you need calcium you need d3 and you need k2 so the best way you’re going to get this from eating the right kind of meat sources organic meat sources sometimes the right kind of goat cheeses the right kind of hard cheeses that allow you to get the right kind of calcium and k2 that you need but you also want to make sure you’re eating them in the right amounts and if you’re not getting those kinds of foods or if you’re vegan or vegetarian you can always supplement them just remember they work together they’re BFFs that’s the way it is I’ll see you in the next video
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Here’s The Video Description From YouTube
We hear all about this all the time, but is it really true? Does wimpy old vitamin D NEED Vitamin K?
Do you need vitamin k with vitamin d?
A hormone, not an actual vitamin, that your skin makes when exposed to sunlight, so it does not need to acquire it from food if adequate sunlight is available
The only natural foods that contain vitamin D are fish and egg yolks
Most of us are deficient in vitamin D as we do not spend much time outdoors. Additionally, where we live can limit our access to vitamin D – if you live below 37 degrees south or above 37 degrees north you do not have access to sufficient sunlight except during the summer months. (
This line of latitude crosses below Colorado, Utah and Kansas, so the majority of us in the US require additional dietary vitamin D throughout the year even if we spend time outdoors
Sunscreen and skin pigmentation can also act as barriers to vitamin D absorption
What Does Vitamin D Do?
Reduces belly fat
Of all the places to lose fat, the middle of our bodies is usually the hardest and the most important, both for looking lean and for being healthy.
Waist-to-hip ratio is a factor in your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes
Research bomb: A study published in the journal of Clinical Nutrition had 23 overweight participants who all went through a 12-week resistance training program. Half of them took 4,000 IU’s of vitamin D while the others received a placebo. While both groups lost the same amount of fat, the group that took the vitamin D supplements were more likely to have lowered their waist-to-hip ratio to a greater extent when compared to the placebo group. (3)
Hormone Regulation and Bone Health
The parathyroid glands, located in your neck, release parathyroid hormone.
Parathyroid hormone regulates the calcium in your body:
When the level of calcium in your blood is low, your parathyroid releases PTH. PTH signals for calcium to be leeched from bones and released into the blood, while also telling your kidneys to create more bioavailable vitamin D. This form of active vitamin D tells your gut to absorb more calcium, as long as you have sufficient vitamin D available.
When you are deficient in vitamin D, your body will not absorb enough calcium from your diet and too much calcium will be taken from the bones to be available in the blood.
Calcium plays more roles than just bone health – it is crucial for proper functioning of your nervous and muscular systems, so the body is able to take calcium from the bones to perform other functions.
Vitamin K is helpful in blood clotting and bone strength. May also help to prevent heart disease, prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s
Vitamin K2 and vitamin D3 work together to strengthen bones through their impact on calcium
While vitamin D3 essentially regulates how much calcium is absorbed in the diet, vitamin K2 tells the calcium where to go, directing it to bones rather than soft tissues. When calcium attaches to arteries, known as hardening of the arteries, it can lead to cardiovascular complications.
Without vitamin K2, the calcium absorbed will not go towards strengthening your bones, and thus vitamin K2 is crucial in the functioning of vitamin D3.
Vitamin K2 comes from meats, eggs, hard cheeses and insects. Many people are also deficient in vitamin K2.
Diet and Supplementation
The best way to stay healthy is to eat a balanced diet full of leafy greens, fruits, veggies and lean proteins. This is how we can be sure we are obtaining a full range of vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin D3 is one vitamin/hormone that we often have to supplement. If your supplement vitamin D3, be sure to obtain enough vitamin K2, either through a diet with meats and eggs, or through supplementation as well. Also be sure to obtain calcium through your diet, such as yogurt, leafy greens and legumes, or through supplementation. If you do not have all three in your diet, you may be doing more harm than good.
1. Parathyroid glands and vitamin D
2. Vitamin D and other vitamins and minerals
3. Vitamin K – the missing nutrient to blame…
4. The Vitamin D article we did