Vitamin D3 promotes calcium absorption and thus contributes to optimal bone health (strong bones) and high bone density. However, calcium also enters the arteries where it is better not to be.
Recent work suggests that vitamin K2 helps prevent calcium deposits in the arteries.
After the last menstrual period (menstruation), the ovaries no longer produce hormones, only the fatty tissue produces some oestrogen. This lack of oestrogen brings physical changes and carries risks such as osteoporosis, increased cardiovascular risk, changes in the skin and mucous membranes.
What is osteoporosis?
Due to the lack of oestrogen after the menopause, bone density decreases and bones lose stability, resulting in bone fractures more often. That is why it is especially important to get enough vitamin D3 + K2.
- Vitamin D3 promotes the absorption of calcium from food and drinking water, which is sufficiently present there.
- Vitamin K2 activates proteins in the body (gamma-carboxylglutamic acid), which are important for transporting calcium to the right destination. These proteins help to bind calcium in the bones and teeth and to prevent or reduce calcium deposits in the arteries.
In our modern diet, calorie-reduced, low-fat foods are often preferred. Vitamin D and vitamin K are fat-soluble vitamins. They are found in high-fat foods such as oils, milk, butter, eggs, nuts, fish and meat.
For the bone formation of the unborn child, the mother is deprived of calcium during pregnancy and breastfeeding, i.e. the mother has less calcium in her own bones after this phase of life. It is therefore particularly important that the pregnant woman takes in enough vitamin D3 + K2. Vitamin D3 promotes the absorption of calcium from food and drinking water, which is sufficiently present there, and vitamin K2 controls the incorporation of calcium into the bones and teeth.
By taking these vitamins in addition, the pregnant woman ensures that the unborn child is adequately supplied with calcium. Vitamin D3 thus contributes to optimal bone health (strong bones) and a high bone density, and vitamin K2 supports the development of healthy teeth and a good jaw development of the baby.
In addition, a sufficient supply of omega-3 fatty acids is especially important for unborn babies. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a vital polyunsaturated fatty acid that is an important building block, especially for brain and nerve cells, and is found in the retina of the eyes.
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