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Acti K2 is a two-component a dietary supplement that promotes proper absorption of calcium. This mineral is vital for the human body, taking part in the construction of the skeleton and teeth, and it is also necessary for the integrity of cell membranes, blood clotting, enzymatic processes and many others.
With aging, under certain health conditions or diets, there is a decrease in body's ability to absorb calcium. In those cases, when there is a need for additional intake of calcium, is important to take other components involved in the cycle of its proper distribution and utilization in the body.
Once calcium enters the body, the mechanism for its absorption is triggered. In this mechanism a key role plays both components of Acti K2 - vitamins K2 and D3.
A number of factors lead to a lack of both vitamins. The fact is that the modern lifestyle and diet do not always provide a rich diversity of necessary trace elements and minerals. It was found that in our latitudes through food we take only 10% of the required amount of vitamin K2.
Cautious sun exposure and the use of UV-protective creams prevent the formation of vitamin D3. It is therefore necessary to take additional vitamin K2 and vitamin D3, which helps to build healthy bone structure and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease caused by the accumulation of calcium in the walls of blood vessels.
Vitamin D3 function:
Among other functions that vitamin D3 performs in the body - namely, the participation in the processes responsible for the normal function of muscles, the immune system, the teeth and in the process of cell division, Vitamin D3 plays a key role in the absorption of calcium from the bones. Vitamin D3 stimulates calcium absorption in the small intestine, and also increases calcium reabsorption in the kidney.
Vitamin K2 function:
Vitamin K2 contributes to normal bone health and cardiovascular system. Vitamin K2 is directly responsible for activation of proteins that provide mineralization and therefore bone density and health are dependent on this vitamin.
Synergy in Acti K2:
Vitamin D3 intake increases the production of the protein that takes calcium in the bones - inactive osteocalcin. To activate this protein the presence of vitamin K2 is required - it carboxylates osteocalcin - thus it is activated and is capable to transport efficiently the calcium found in the circulatory system to the bones.
Another protein that is also dependent on vitamin K2 is the matrix GLA-protein that is in the walls of blood vessels. Vitamin K2 has an activating role on this protein, which takes out calcium from the walls of blood vessels and soft tissues, but also prevents further accumulation of calcium in the walls of veins and arteries.
Therefore, with an intake of Acti K2 a double effect is achieved: the absorption of calcium from the bones, as well as the prevention of blood vessels from hardening (calcification), and therefore, it facilitates the work of the heart and the normalization the state of cardiovascular system.
Components of Acti K2: In addition to the synergistic interaction that is achieved in the composition of Acti K2, its components are of the highest quality, with guaranteed absorption and high bioavailability.
Vitamin K2 is in the form of VitaMK7, which is 0.25% menaquinone 7. This is the form of vitamin K, which has demonstrated a higher bioavailability compared to the widely used in dietary supplements vitamin K1 and short-chain menaquinone 4. Vitamin K2 has a natural origin. It is derived from natto - fermented soybeans strain of Bacillus subtilis var.natto.
Vitamin D3 in Acti K2 is in the form of the patented CapsuDar®, containing a microencapsulated natural vitamin D3. Specific encapsulation is the one that ensures maximum absorption.
Both vitamins are in maximum amounts per daily dose in one tablet. Thus intake is reduced to one tablet daily.
- Acti K2 improves the absorption of calcium from bones, thereby improves bone density;
- Acti K2 reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases caused by accumulation of calcium in the blood vessel walls.
- Acti K2 maintains normal concentration of calcium in the blood;
- Acti K2 supports the healing of broken bones;
Acti K2 has positive impact on muscle function.
One tablet Acti K2 contains 100 μg of vitamin K2 (menaquinone 7), available in 40 mg VitaMK7®, and 10 μg (400 IU) of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), available in 4 mg CapsuDar® D3.
Excipients: mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, talc, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Gross weight of tablet: 134 mg.