Kat Hoyle Updated by Kat Hoyle

There are multiple health benefits that come from Vitamin D, so ensuring that you’re getting an adequate supply is really important in staying healthy. 

  • Vitamin D fights disease: That’s right! Research has shown that those with lower levels of the Sunshine Vitamin in their blood are at a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer, including breast and prostate. It’s also been shown that it could play a role in preventing Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Finally, Vitamin D has been shown to reduce the risk of flu, so getting plenty of this vital vitamin all year around is super important!
  • Vitamin D combats depression: As well as your physical health, it plays a role in healthy brain function, and has been shown to reduce levels of anxiety and depression. It can also help to prevent the development of mood disorders and dementia. 
  • Vitamin D helps manage diabetes: Research has shown that higher levels of Vitamin D can aid in the prevention of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and regulate insulin levels, thereby supporting diabetes management. It also decreases your risk of hypertension and glucose intolerance. 
  • Vitamin D is vital for healthy bones: It regulates the amounts of calcium in the body, and enhances our ability to absorb it. This is vital in keeping bones, muscles and teeth healthy and strong. 
  • Vitamin D supports body function: Immune system, nervous system, lunch function, cardiovascular health - you name a function, and Vitamin D is likely there somewhere, in the background, helping to regulate those systems and keep everything functioning as it should. 

Is Vitamin D the same for vegans and non-vegans? 

There are two commonly occurring types of Vitamin D. The first, Vitamin D2 is always suitable for vegans as it derives from plant-based sources. 

Vitamin D3, on the other hand, is usually found in animal products. Non-vegan fortified products which contain Vitamin D3 usually contain lanolin, a greasy substance found in sheep’s wool. 

There are vegan forms of Vitamin D3, so you don’t need sheep grease in your cereal. Vivo Life’s Vegan Liquid Vitamin D3 is derived from algae, which has one of the highest bio-availabilities of any vegan D3. This means that it is able to have more of an active effect in the body than other sources. It also includes Vitamin K2 which enhances the health benefits of D3, aids in calcium absorption, reduces calcium build up in the arteries and improves blood flow. Double win!

Vitamin K2 may not be the most talked-about or in-vogue nutrient, but its importance shouldn’t be underestimated. It plays a significant role in our body, from ensuring our blood clots when necessary to keeping our bones healthy and preventing heart disease.

Vitamin K2, or menaquinone, is a subtype of the vitamin K family. Vitamin K2 is vital for our overall health – its roles include:

Blood Clotting: Vitamin K2 assists in the synthesis of several proteins that are necessary for blood clotting. These proteins help maintain a delicate balance within the body, preventing excessive bleeding and thrombosis, where blood clots form within blood vessels (Gast et al., 2009).

Bone Health: Vitamin K2 collaborates with vitamin D to ensure calcium is correctly deposited in our bones and teeth, preventing bone conditions like osteoporosis and enhancing overall bone strength and health (Knapen et al., 2007).

Cardiovascular Health: K2 helps reduce the risk of heart diseases by preventing calcification within the arteries, a significant contributing factor to heart diseases and a healthier cardiovascular system (Geleijnse et al., 2004).

On top of these vital functions, increasing your levels of Vitamin K2 could lead to the following:

Better bone health: Studies have shown a strong association between vitamin K2 and improved bone mineral density. It's known to reduce the risk of fractures, particularly in postmenopausal women, who are at a higher risk of osteoporosis (Knapen et al., 2013).

Improved heart health: Adequate vitamin K2 intake has been associated with lower arterial calcification and aorta stiffness, improving cardiovascular health (Vossen et al., 2020).

Support your cognitive health: Emerging research suggests a potential role of vitamin K in supporting cognitive function. More extensive studies are needed in this area, but the research is promising. (Presse et al., 2013).

Our Vitamin D3 and K2 supplement provides a high dose of these essential vitamins. It's in a liquid form for absorbability and convenience. 

Allergy Information

Our Vitamin K2 is fermented from Natto soya bean but absolutely no trace of soy is present in the final product therefore it is suitable for those with soy allergies.

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