SAD and Vitamin D

October 31, 2020

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Tastes Great! D3-K2 LipoSpray is a bioavailable, synergistic blend of vitamin D3 and K2. They work together to regulate the absorption of calcium and maintain the integrity of the skeletal and cardiovascular systems. The body requires D3 and K2 to sustain adequate calcium absorption and slow bone resorption. Due to the loss of calcium, resorption causes the bones to become soft, brittle, and easily fracturable. While the body can acquire D3 and K2 through sunlight and diet, those of us living in the NW are often greatly depleted.

Did you know that vitamin D directly affects mood? Seasonal Affective Disorder, also appropriately known as SAD, is a type of depression caused by changes in the weather. Seasonal Affective Disorder is also commonly referred to as “seasonal depression” or the “winter blues”.

SAD often enters the scene when the days become shorter and we see less and less of the sunshine. Those living in Seattle or the Pacific Northwest are no stranger to this sensation. We spend more time inside trying to pass the time, and often can feel down because of this. There are also biological reasons that we feel down when we are not being exposed to sunshine – decrease in Vitamin D, disruption in our circadian rhythm (biological clock), and overall less fresh air. Research even shows changes in our hormones, and our neurotransmitters (messengers in our brain that can send and receive pleasure, among other sensations). Seasonal Affective Disorder is no joke! Read more: https://www.restorationcounselingseattle.com/sad

The D3-K2 blend not only improves mood, but helps to direct calcium to the areas of deficiency and away from soft tissues and arteries. Recent research has shown that excessive calcium intake alone can be harmful to the body. The additional calcium must be correctly utilized or it can show up in the wrong places and cause disease. Osteocalcin, a protein found in bone and dentin, dependent upon Vitamin K for its synthesis, binds calcium to the bone matrix within the skeletal system. This ensures the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. It also helps protect from arterial calcification and reduces the potential for hardening of the arteries and heart disease.

D3-K2—The Birth of a Superhero Combo  

D3-K2 at Nourish and Revive

*Strenghten Bones and Muscles
*Preventing Heart Disease
*Preventing Cancer
*Preventing Kidney Disease
*Strenghtening the Immune Function


Active Ingredients: 

Vitamin D3: 
Is the most absorbable form of vitamin D, and it assists with calcium absorption. 
Vitamin K2:  
The body does not produce enough of it to be effectively absorbed in the blood stream and most of it gets passed through your stool before it has a chance to make its way through the body. Found in the gut, K2 must enter the vessel walls and tissues to activate the K2- dependent proteins created by D3 to regulate calcium use.
Other Ingredients: Coconut Oil - Adding coconut oil allows the active ingredients, the fat-soluble vitamins D3 and K2, to be more easily absorbed due to the long-chain fatty acids in the oil. Beta-Carotene works as an antioxidant to maintain normal cellular health.

How will it help me improve my health?


Imagine a line stretching across the U.S. from Philadelphia in the East to just north of San Francisco in the West. That’s about 40 degrees latitude. If you live north of that line, chances are, you’re not getting enough vitamin D. And even if you live in the more southerly latitudes, if you’re not getting outside to enjoy the sunshine for at least 15 minutes each day, it’s likely you’re not getting enough D either. Likewise, if you’re dark-skinned, overweight or older.

That’s because most of us get our D vitamins through sun exposure. When exposed to the UV rays of the sun, compounds in the skin work to convert chemicals into vitamin D. People in more northern latitudes are seasonally limited to the amount of sun they receive, and for those who have dark skin or who are older, the skin isn’t as efficient at converting sunlight to vitamin D.

Vitamin D is different from other vitamins because it’s available in only a few foods — mostly fatty fish and mushrooms that have been exposed to UV rays. As a result, vitamin D supplementation is typically the best way for most people today to ensure that they get enough of the vitamin.

Until just a few decades ago, vitamin D’s effects were largely believed to be solely related to healthy bones. Researchers understood that vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is essential for healthy bone development. But more recently, evidence has surfaced that’s shown there’s much more to this vitamin than originally believed.

Strengthening Bones and Muscles – Multiple studies have shown that the risk of fractures, especially among older people, is significantly higher when vitamin D levels are low. In a summary of evidence found in 12 studies, researchers determined that taking vitamin D supplements reduced hip and other non-spinal fractures by 20 percent. Another study found that, among an older population, vitamin D’s muscle-strengthening powers helped decrease the risk of falls — a common cause of disability and death — by nearly 20 percent.

Preventing Heart Disease – Just like bone and muscle cells, heart cells also have special receptors that attract and bind vitamin D. No surprise, since the heart itself is a type of muscle. Multiple studies have found that vitamin D deficiency contributes to heart disease, although the reasons why aren’t clearly understood. Many researchers believe that it’s because vitamin D can help prevent three of the most common diseases that contribute to heart disease — high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and diabetes.

Preventing Cancer – To date, studies have shown a strong link between low levels of vitamin D and the development of colorectal cancers, but more studies are being conducted to learn how the vitamin may play a role in the development and prevention of other cancers, including breast and prostate cancers.

Preventing Kidney Disease – Studies conducted during the past decade have shown that low levels of vitamin D play a role in the development of kidney disease, but as recently as last year, researchers learned that monitoring the levels of the vitamin can help identify the disease in its earliest stages before significant kidney damage occurs. (3)


Strengthening the Immune Function – Low levels of vitamin D have been shown to contribute to tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, flu and even the common cold. It’s also been associated with type I diabetes, the type of diabetes that’s related to the immune system and begins almost exclusively in childhood. Low levels of vitamin D have also been associated with type II diabetes, which usually occurs in adults over the age of 40 and is not associated with the immune system. Most researchers believe that the vitamin’s ability to ward off inflammation is at the root of its immune-boosting abilities. (4) (5) Especially in recent years, vitamin D’s role in preventing a host of diseases is becoming more clearly understood. Multiple studies are underway to explain these roles, but one thing is clear: Getting enough vitamin D is vitally important to maintaining good health. Since getting enough of the vitamin can be so difficult, taking a supplement is the best way to enjoy its benefits. https://www.naturalnews.com/045818_vitamin_D_supplementation_improved_health.html