Insight of Vitamin D3 & Vitamin K2 (MK-7) Against Covid-19
Since year 2020, there have been lots of research on how Vitamin D3 could help in preventing Covid-19 in the market. Improving the level of serum vitamin D is expected to reduce the severity and mortality of COVID-19 infection, and it is strongly recommended to consider the intake of K2 at the same time to avoid unexpected long-term side effects, such as atherosclerosis and osteoporosis.
Why Vitamin D3 help against COVID-19?
What we are familiar regarding Vitamin D3 is that it can help us absorb more calcium, recover more calcium from the kidney, and transport it to our bones.
However, Vitamin D3 has another function, which is often ignored by everyone. It can help the immune regulation function and improves the body's anti-viral and bacterial infection effect. It is not only that research has found a connection between D3 and COVID-19's severe disease, in 2021, the University of Edinburgh also published a paper: In a study of 500,000 people, it was found that in the area with good solar radiation, COVID-19 had lower severe disease and mortality
How Vitamin K2 (MK-7) can help when it is used together with Vitamin D3 in against Covid?
The Vitamin K2’s supplement is closely related to D3 because it involves a protein called calcium binding protein. It can transport calcium in the blood to the bone, preventing calcium deposition, thrombosis and inflammation.
Vitamin D3 promotes the absorption of calcium in the small intestine and the absorption of calcium into the blood by the kidney. People may increase the level of calcium in the blood while supplementing vitamin D. Then we hope that this calcium can go to the bone where it should go to, instead of being deposited on blood vessels, heart walls, and pulmonary alveoli, which will cause cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction. Therefore, when vitamin D3 is supplemented, K2 should be added properly to prevent calcium precipitation.
Therefore when D3+K2 is used together, it can not only enhance immunity, but also prevent cardiovascular disease.