Vitamin D is being called “the nutrient of the decade” by many scientists and researchers. The whole food vitamin D comes from our Cultured Media Blend of 47 foods, plant enzymes, and probiotics fermented to create a highly potent and absorbable vitamin D. Literally hundreds of studies over the past few years have established its importance to health and longevity, supporting bone and cardiovascular health.
Vitamin D is actually a pro hormone and is essential to the health of most organs, including the brain, heart, skin, reproductive glands, prostate gland and mammary glands. Vitamin D receptors are also involved in immune regulation and mediate response to infection and inflammatory processes.
Average blood serum levels of Vitamin D have dropped over the past decade to the point that, according to a recent study, 77% of Americans have insufficient amounts. Obesity is one of the reasons for this increase because fat retains Vitamin D, making it less available to the rest of the body.
CoQ10 was discovered in 1957, but it was known by a different name. It was called Ubiquinone. The reason it was called Ubiquinone was that the nutrient was found to be “ubiquitous,” which means it was present in every cell and tissue of the body. This is important to know because it helps us realize how important this nutrient is.
Every single cell in the body uses this “spark plug” nutrient to ignite the cellular energy needed for each and every cell to do its job. Although CoQ10 is present in every cell and tissue, it is concentrated mostly in the heart because the heart requires a constant energy flow to keep it beating and keep us alive. It is very important to understand that the body doesn’t use CoQ10 in the Ubiquinone form, although that is the main form of CoQ10 sold to consumers. The body actually breaks down or “reduces” the Ubiquinone down to Ubiquinol. It is Ubiquinol that is then utilized by cells. If the body is already under stress, it is hard for it to break down the Ubiquinone.
The body uses a complex process to reduce Ubiquinone to Ubiquinol. This process demands many vitamins stolen from the body to accomplish it. The body then utilizes and stores the Ubiquinol form of CoQ10. In short, the best way to supplement the body with CoQ10 is with the Ubiquinol form which is found in Optimal Longevi-D-K2!
Each capsule of Longevi-Dk2 is equal to 120 mg of CoQ10.
Vitamin K2 in the form of MK-7
Vitamin K2 is an important accompaniment to Vitamin D, without which Vitamin D cannot work properly. Any high potency Vitamin D formula without K2 can create deficiencies. Research shows that 97% of the population is deficient in this vitamin. Different from Vitamin K known as K1, Vitamin K2 works to keep blood vessels free of calcium buildup and ensures calcium is used in the bones. This is why Vitamin K2 is being touted as the most important “unknown” nutrient in the world. K2 has been shown to increase lifespans up to 7 years in many studies. The form of K2 is critical. Only the MK-7 form lasts a long time in the bloodstream and is the only form derived from food. Optimal Longevi-D-K2 has 60 mcg of Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7) per capsule!