Scientific studies now confirm that Vitamin D does much more than simply maintain bone health. The list of health problems that it either helps or prevents continues to grow. For example, studies suggest that it reduces incidence of diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, viral infection, autoimmune disease, age-related macular degeneration, and cancer.
- Receptors for Vitamin D are found in virtually all tissues and cells.
- It is thought that vitamin D regulates over 2,000 different genes and may be required for maintenance of genetic stability.
- Vitamin D has also been found to enhance production of the body’s own antibiotics called defensins, control blood pressure, and improve sugar control.
Research shows that as many as 70% of people in the UK may have deficiency of vitamin D. Such a simple, cheap, natural substance could revolutionize your health!
Vitamin K2 is a crucial addition to any supplement containing D3, as they work synergistically to strengthen bones and improve hearth health. Vitamin K2 also
- Helps remove calcium from areas where it shouldn’t be, such as in your arteries and soft tissues.
- Plays a very important role in cancer protection by activating proteins that control cell growth
- Helps prevent inflammation by inhibiting pro-inflammatory markers produced by white blood cells called monocytes
VITAMIN K2 is made by the bacteria lining the gastrointestinal tract and then goes straight to blood vessels and bone. There’s no way to test for vitamin K2 deficiency, but accumulating evidence suggests that many of us in Western society are affected by a subclinical deficiency of vitamin K.
Possibly one of the most under-estimated minerals, iodine is a powerful primary nutrient with broad medicinal effects. Signs of iodine deficiency are many, including: lack of energy, dry skin, feeling cold, lack of appetite, inability to lose weight, breast fibroids, gastric reflux (heartburn, indigestion, acid stomach), polycystic ovary syndrome, depression, hair loss, and brain fog to name a few.
- Iodine is essential for thyroid hormone production
- Iodine appears to be required for maintaining the health of many other tissues including breast and reproductive tissues.
- Along with magnesium and selenium, iodine is one of the most deficient minerals in our bodies.
- A hundred years ago, iodine was used universally by most doctors. Today, it is estimated that about 45% of the population of continental Europe has evidence of iodine deficiency.
- There is unequivocal evidence that severe iodine deficiency in pregnancy impairs brain development in the child.
Every cell in the human body contains its own little “power station”—called the mitochondria—whose job is to convert nutrients into the energy required for each cell to do its job properly. Coenzyme Q10 is an active enzyme that is well defined as a crucial component of the mitochondria’s energy-producing process. CoQ10 is not only crucial to the health of all your body cells, tissues and organs, but is especially critical to your heart.
- In addition to its role in energy production, CoQ10 also functions as an antioxidant.
- Recent research shows that Vitamin K2 co-performs energy-production with CoQ10. Indeed, 95% of our body’s energy is generated this way.
- As we age the level of CoQ10 decreases.
- CoQ10It is also decreased significantly by statin drugs.
A relatively unknown carotenoid called astaxanthin is believed to be the most potent antioxidant nature has to offer. Astaxanthin is produced only by the micro-algae Haematococcus pluvialis as a survival mechanism when its water supply dries up, forcing it to protect itself from ultraviolet radiation. It is this mechanism that underlies how astaxanthin may help protect us from similar radiation.
Astaxanthin has been associated with improving cardiovascular health, stabilizing blood sugar, boosting immune function, fighting cancer, reducing inflammation, and provide anti-inflammatory protection to the eyes and brain. Astaxanthin is
- 65 times more powerful than vitamin C
- 54 times more powerful than betacarotene
- 14 times more powerful than vitamin E
- Proven to protect the skin against photo-ageing and create an improvement in fine lines and overall skin condition.