Vitamin D is most well known for its contribution to joint and bone health by helping the body absorb calcium. However, new research is showing that Vitamin D also plays a major role in immune function, and other metabolic processes important for the maintenance of health and well-being.*
Specific Clinical Objectives of Body App™ Vitamin D w/Calcium
- Vitamin D3 provides cholecalciferol, the most bioavailable form of vitamin D. Vitamin D3 is converted by the kidneys into the hormone calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 enhances calcium and phosphorous absorption, stimulates the synthesis of osteocalcin (an important structural protein in bone), and is involved in proper cell differentiation and immune response.
- Vitamin K2 belongs to a group of vitamin K compounds called menaquinones, which show greater bioactivity when compared to K1. K2 is absorbed more completely, remains in the body longer and delivers more benefits for bones, blood vessels, and other soft tissues.
- Calcium is essential for proper teeth and bone development and normal muscle function. Calcium along with Vitamin D3 may reduce the risk of osteoporosis by slowing the rate of bone loss for people with a family history of the disease, post-menopausal women, and elderly men and women.
- Magnesium is an essential mineral used in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium is important for maintaining healthy bones and plays a part in calcium absorption. Magnesium also helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function.