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Our New Liposomal Vitamin D3 and K2: You’ve Got to See This

We know how important it is for you and your family to stay healthy, but knowing how to do so can often be tricky, especially during this COVID crisis. One simple step you can take to boost your health to the next level is to make sure that you get enough vitamin D and vitamin K. Our liposomal vitamin D3 and K2 is the health solution you’ve been seeking, and you’re about to see why. 

Table of Contents

1. Introducing Our Liposomal Vitamin D3 & K2
    1.1 So, What Does Liposomal Mean?
    1.2 Absorption and Bioavailability
    1.3 Reducing Side Effects
2. Vitamin D
    2.1 Vitamin D Deficiency—More Common Than We Realize
    2.2 Vitamin D and COVID-19
3. What Does Vitamin D3 Do for Your Health?
    3.1 Bone Health and Calcium Levels
    3.2 Immune Function
    3.3 Cardiovascular Health
    3.4 Blood Sugar Regulation
4. Vitamin D Dosage, Timing, and Forms
    4.1 Is it Better to Take Vitamin D Every Day or Once a Week?
    4.2 What Is the Best Time of Day to Take Vitamin D3?
    4.3 Which Form of Vitamin D3 Is Best Absorbed?
5. Vitamin K2
    5.1 Why Should You Take Vitamin D3 with K2?
    5.2 How Much Should You Use?
6. Final Thoughts on Vitamin D3 and K2 Benefits

1. Introducing Our Liposomal Vitamin D3 & K2

Don’t waste your time with old supplements that come nowhere close to high-quality liposomal technology. With our new vitamin D3 and K2, you get quite a bit more absorption than with regular old supplements. Liposomal technology is clinically proven to enhance bioavailability so that you get more out of every single dose. 

Our 100% natural vitamin delivery system is clinically proven to be safe and effective. Liposomal technology is used to produce supplements with the best bioavailability on the market, providing you with a higher absorption rate with a smaller dose. 

With our new vitamin D3 and K2, you get quite a bit more absorption than with regular old supplements.

1.1 So, What Does Liposomal Mean?

To understand why liposomal technology is so beneficial, you need to know how it works. The process involves surrounding individual vitamin molecules in tiny bubbles. These little protected shells are called liposomes. The liposomes surround single vitamin D compounds. 

While this may sound simple, the implications are enormous. While inside these liposomes, the vitamin D molecules gain a suite of benefits to you and your health. For example, the liposomes help protect the vitamin D from your stomach acid as they pass through. 

These liposomes all improve the water-solubility of vitamins. As a result, you can blend these liposomal supplements in watery drinks if you like. It also means that they travel through your throat, stomach, and intestines more readily. 

Liposomes improve the water-solubility of vitamins. As a result, you can blend these liposomal vitamins in water-based beverages.

Once the liposomal-encapsulated vitamin reaches your intestines, that is when the real work starts. Up until this point, it is all about survival for your supplements. And compared to standard oil-based vitamins, our liposomal vitamins do better. With a higher percentage of vitamins reaching your intestines, you are already getting more for your money. 

But the real benefits start here. Ultimately, because of liposomal technology, you get better bioavailability. In brief, this means more vitamins move from your intestines to your bloodstream. Any that don’t are simply excreted in your urine or feces. 

1.2 Absorption and Bioavailability

Bioavailability can be thought of as absorption. The more vitamins absorbed means that our bodies can use more of them. For example, sugar has a much higher bioavailability than fiber, which moves through us without breaking down.

The higher the percentage of vitamin D3 and K2 absorbed into your bloodstream, the better the bioavailability is.

You can think of bioavailability as a percentage. The higher the percentage of vitamin D3 and K2 absorbed into your bloodstream, the better the bioavailability is. 

What this equates to is less waste and more value out of what you paid for. You are not excreting unused vitamins in your urine. Instead, more of a nutrient is used correctly by your body. 

Now that you get the idea, you may be wondering:

How much better are liposomal vitamins than regular vitamins? 

The answer is 17 times! Yes, you read that right. Our supplements with liposomal technology lead to 17X better absorption than oil-based supplements. Every penny you spend on our supplements gets you 17 times more value than your grandmother’s old vitamins—or even the low-priced ones that seem like they would work just fine. You don’t always know what’s going on inside your body once you swallow them. 

Our liposomal vitamins lead to 17X better absorption than oil-based supplements.

1.3 Reducing Side Effects

Not only do our liposomal products offer more good things, but they also help reduce potential adverse reactions. For example, many oil-based vitamins can cause gastrointestinal (GI) irritation. Symptoms like stomach discomfort, diarrhea, and excessive gas production are just a few examples. 

Want to know the best part?

With liposomal technology, you will notice fewer of these effects. You won’t experience the same GI irritation found with those old supplements. Since your body effectively uses every drop, you don’t get side effects like gassiness or diarrhea. 

Now that we know how advanced liposomal technology is, why do you need more vitamin D and K in your life?

Why do you need more Vitamin D and K in your life?

2. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is unique relative to other nutrients because humans make it in response to sunlight. We require the sun’s UV rays to produce this essential vitamin. It serves crucial roles throughout our bodies and our lifetimes. Of the different forms of vitamin D, D3 is the most natural form. It is the exact type that our bodies create when exposed to UVB light. [1]

Some vitamin D is acquired from foods—generally, products like animal fats. However, dietary levels of vitamin D are typically very low. This means that our focus needs to be on getting enough sun exposure each day. If we are not able to do so, supplementation is critical for optimal health and wellness. Without vitamin D, all sorts of problems will arise. 

Of the different forms of vitamin D, D3 is the most natural form. It is the exact type that our bodies create when exposed to UVB light.

2.1 Vitamin D Deficiency—More Common Than We Realize

Vitamin D deficiency is primarily caused by inadequate exposure to sunlight. Supplementing with dietary sources is challenging because there are only a handful of good food sources of Vitamin D. [2] 

Vitamin D is only naturally found in a few different foods, such as eggs, fish, and mushrooms. Most of us typically don’t eat those foods every day, and if we’re deficient in vitamin D (like many are), it won’t help enough. Generally, oral supplementation is the only way to overcome vitamin D deficiencies. [2] 

2.2 Vitamin D and COVID-19

Vitamin D is a multipurpose nutrient that helps our bodies complete so many essential tasks. Since this nutrient is vital for our immune system, we know that it impacts our immune response. While it is not the only factor, correcting vitamin D deficiency is critical for staying healthy. 

In these times of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that we promote a healthy lifestyle. Besides practicing good hygiene and boosting your immunity, the best thing you can do to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to be as healthy as possible. This includes factors like diet, body weight, exercise, stress, and sleep. 

Avoiding vitamin D deficiency is critical for staying healthy.

Avoiding the harms of COVID-19 also comes from making sure you are not deficient in the essential nutrients your body needs. And out of the crucial vitamins and nutrients we need, vitamin D is undoubtedly worth extra attention. 

3. What Does Vitamin D3 Do for Your Health?

Vitamin D is an absolutely essential nutrient. It is crucial that you get all the vitamin D3 benefits you need to stay healthy, no matter the weather outside. Here are a few of the most critical roles that vitamin D3 serves. 

3.1 Bone Health and Calcium Levels

Vitamin D serves as a transport for calcium to reach the bones all over our body. The absorption of calcium into our bones also involves the actions of vitamin D3. [1]

It is crucial that you get all the vitamin D3 benefits you need to stay healthy, no matter the weather outside.

3.2 Immune Function

We know that vitamin D3 is critical to our immune system. This is the system that keeps us healthy and fights off pathogens trying to harm us. When our immune system becomes overactive, it can lead to autoimmune disorders. On the other hand, when our immune system is underactive, it can lead to chronic and life-threatening problems. [1]

But here’s the kicker:

Walking that fine line is best left for our immune system, but it is up to us to provide everything this system needs. And we know that vitamin D is one of the fuels that our immune system needs to burn to function well. Our immune system does more than fight pathogens, however. It also plays a role in our mood. [1]

The relationship between developing depression and vitamin D is complex, but it is mediated via the immune system’s actions. What we used to call “wintertime blues” is now better known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Vitamin D supplementation is generally promoted in part to help prevent the development of SAD when natural sunlight is insufficient or scarce. [1]

Vitamin D3 supplementation is promoted in part to help prevent the development of SAD when natural sunlight is insufficient or scarce.

3.3 Cardiovascular Health

The role of vitamin D3 in transporting calcium also becomes important for our cardiovascular health. If this process is not performed, calcium will build up in our blood vessels. And just as cholesterol can accumulate in vessels and contribute to cardiovascular problems, so can calcium. [1]

As such, getting consistent vitamin D over your lifetime contributes to good cardiovascular health. Vitamin K also comes into the picture here, but we’ll get to that in just a bit. 

3.4 Blood Sugar Regulation

Calcium also plays a role in regulating our blood sugar levels. You probably think of insulin when people mention blood sugar, but you can’t overlook vitamin D. Getting enough vitamin D, along with a healthy diet, may help prevent the development of insulin problems. When insulin stops functioning inside our blood vessels, humans develop type 2 diabetes. [1]

Getting enough vitamin D3, along with a healthy diet, may help prevent the development of insulin problems.

4. Vitamin D Dosage, Timing, and Forms

So what’s the skinny on the specifics? It’s easy to get overwhelmed in the supplement aisle, which is why we’ve made it easy for you. But how often and when is it ideal to take vitamin D—and what form is best?

4.1 Is it Better to Take Vitamin D Every Day or Once a Week?

Clinical trials have demonstrated that daily vitamin D3 consumption is the best way to go. Compared to weekly or monthly dosing, daily supplementation is far superior. [3] 

This is crazy:

In this study, the researchers gave participants the same total dose of vitamin D, but they provided those doses daily, weekly, or monthly. The results demonstrated that our bodies are better able to absorb and use vitamin D when consumed daily. [3] 

Our bodies are better able to absorb and use vitamin D when consumed daily.

4.2 What Is the Best Time of Day to Take Vitamin D3?

Compared to consistent daily dosing, the timing of your dose is less critical. The focus should be on making sure you get the correct amount every day. If you can plan it so that this dose occurs at the same time—that’s great! But if not, it isn’t a big deal. 

Generally, it is better to take your vitamins after you’ve eaten than before. You do not want to take regular vitamins on an empty stomach. For liposomal supplements, try to plan your dosing so that it occurs around one of your meals. Either breakfast or dinner may work best, depending on when you consistently eat meals at home. 

Generally, it is better to take your liposomal vitamins after you’ve eaten than before.

4.3 Which Form of Vitamin D3 Is Best Absorbed?

We have some fantastic research to discuss here on the topic of absorption. The advanced liposomal technology we use helps maximize the absorption of the vitamins you consume. 

And it is not just us who think so. 

A group of researchers wanted to compare how well different types of vitamin D3 are absorbed. They wanted to see if microencapsulated vitamin D3 led to better absorption than standard oil-based supplements. Ultimately, they found that the type of vitamin D3 supplements consumed strongly impacted bioavailability. [2] 

This study demonstrated that microencapsulated vitamin D was the most bioavailable. In other words, our body absorbs more vitamin D3 when those tiny bubbles protect it. The researchers concluded that the best delivery strategy for vitamin D3 is one that involves microencapsulation. [2] 

Our body absorbs more Vitamin D3 when tiny bubbles protect it.

We microencapsulate our vitamin D3 and K2 with the latest liposomal technology—our clinically proven process falls under the category of microencapsulation. Liposomes are the name of the specific type of molecule used to encapsulate the nutrients. This means that liposomal technology is microencapsulation—but not all microencapsulation uses liposomes specifically. 

It gets better:

Another fascinating finding from this study relates to the stability of the vitamin D molecules. These researchers discovered that microencapsulated vitamin D3 is far more stable and constant than the other delivery methods. This means that your regular old vitamin D supplement may be heavily degraded when you use it. [2] 

Our liposomal supplements take advantage of this advanced process to ensure that every drop of vitamin D makes it into your body safe and sound. You can rest assured that your liposomal supplements will be just as powerful during the last drops as with the first.

Our Liposomal supplements take advantage of this advanced process to ensure that every drop of Vitamin D makes it into your body.

5. Vitamin K2

You may not know that vitamin K is also called menaquinones. You may also not know too much about this vitamin, especially compared to vitamin D. This lack of fame is part of the reason we included vitamin K2 in this liposomal supplement

Here’s what’s important:

Vitamin K2 is essential for human bone health throughout your life span. It also plays a critical role in maintaining healthy blood vessel health. There is also a K1 vitamin, but we went with the better version—K2—because you deserve the best. [4]

Another reason we combined these two nutrients is that they work as a team. 

Vitamin K2 is essential for bone health throughout your life span.

5.1 Why Should You Take Vitamin D3 with K2?

You may have been wondering...

Why did we combine vitamins D3 and K2? How do they work together? There is a method to our process, and it is supported by research. Ultimately, we did it in service of your health.

Studies have shown that vitamins D3 and K2 have a synergistic relationship. These two nutrients work together to help our bones absorb the calcium they need to stay strong. Without this relationship, calcium can accumulate in our arteries and veins, contributing to cardiovascular issues. [1] [4]

Now that you know how vital this nutrient is, make sure your supplement routine provides all the vitamin K2 benefits possible by going with our liposomal vitamins

Vitamins D3 and K2 have a synergistic relationship.

5.2 How Much Should You Use?

When taking full advantage of our liposomal vitamin D3 and K2 supplement, you should aim for a dose of ½ tsp. per day. Once again, the best way to supplement with these vitamins is with consistent daily dosing. Always follow professional medical recommendations if they suggest a different dosage. 

6. Final Thoughts on Vitamin D3 and K2 Benefits

We hope you now see all the benefits that our liposomal vitamin D3 and K2 can provide! These two nutrients work both together and separately to perform critical functions for our health and wellness. 

Vitamins D3 and K2 work together and apart to perform critical functions for our health.

Here’s the deal:

At Halcyon Botanicals, we use an advanced and all-natural process to make our liposomal lineup. We only use sustainable and natural raw materials to make our products. Guided by Mother Nature, we use 100% NON-GMO ingredients. We strive to demonstrate our values while helping you boost your health. 

Sources:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3356951/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6631968/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2277446/
  4. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/role-of-menaquinones-vitamin-k2-in-human-health/5B9F317B526629D8BA77B6435F1E5509