Sensible sun exposure appears to be the best way to optimize your vitamin D level. Keeping in mind that we live in sunny SA and are in the middle of a beautiful summer we lay emphasis on the ‘sensible’ part of our statement.
If your circumstances don’t allow you to access the sun, then taking a vitamin D supplement is advisable. Make sure to take vitamin D3—not synthetic D2—and take vitamin K2 and magnesium in conjunction with it, as both are essential for its optimal function.
Vitamin D is fat soluble, so taking some form of healthy fat with it will also help optimize absorption.
The biological role of vitamin K2 is to help move calcium into your body, and without sufficient amounts, calcium will build up in areas such as your arteries and soft tissues. This can cause calcification that can lead to hardening of your arteries—a side effect previously thought to be caused by vitamin D toxicity. We now know that inappropriate calcification is actually due more to lack of K2 than simply too much vitamin D.
Magnesium is needed for the proper function of calcium, and for the activity of vitamin D, as it converts vitamin D into its active form. Magnesium also activates enzyme activity that helps your body use the vitamin D. In fact, all enzymes that metabolize vitamin D require magnesium to work. As with vitamin D and K2, magnesium deficiency is very common, and if you’re lacking in magnesium and take supplemental calcium, you may worsen the situation. Use a magnesium citrate or magnesium threonate supplement. Simply bathing in ½ cup Epsom salts is known to be one of the ultimate supplies through the skin, our largest access organ in the body.
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