How Ostelin Cal-DK2 optimises calcium delivery in the body
Ostelin Cal-DK2 is a new bone support formula that combines the benefits of calcium with vitamin D and the unique action of vitamin K2. Both vitamin D and vitamin K2 play an important role in optimising calcium delivery in the body.
Vitamin D and calcium delivery:
The major function of vitamin D in the body is to enhance the absorption and utilisation of calcium, which is vital for bone growth and the maintenance of bone density. Vitamin D promotes the absorption of dietary calcium in the intestines and helps maintain adequate blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. These important nutrients are needed for increasing bone density and strength of bones as well as many other vital body functions including muscle contraction, nerve conduction and general cellular processes. You can get vitamin D from the sun and a little through the diet, but unfortunately low vitamin D is becoming a huge concern in Australia. In fact it is estimated that 31% of Australians are vitamin D deficient1 and may need a supplement to boost their vitamin D levels.
Vitamin K2 and calcium delivery:
Vitamin K assists with the normal growth and maintenance of healthy bones. It is necessary for the function of important bone-building proteins including osteocalcin. Osteocalcin is synthesised by osteoblasts, or bone-forming cells, and when activated with the help of vitamin K, it binds to calcium, and assists with its transport to the bones, where it is needed most. One of the advantages of taking vitamin K2 instead of vitamin K1, the form available in many other supplements, is that it stays in the blood for longer, which extends its availability for use in the body.
By taking vitamin D and vitamin K2, you can help optimise the delivery of calcium in order to form and maintain strong, healthy bones. This unique combination may also help to reduce the likely bone loss that occurs in postmenopausal women. Ostelin Cal-DK2 is a convenient one-a-day dose with calcium, high strength vitamin D and a clinically trialled dose of vitamin K2 for your bone health needs.