For optimal brain health, it’s critical to have adequate supplies
of vitamin D. But some people have suggested that taking vitamin D could be
harmful unless you also supplement with vitamin K. What’s the truth about these
two vital vitamins? I checked in with our Chief Science Officer Dr. Parris Kidd
to get the answers.
The ABCs of Vitamin D and Vitamin K
First, here are the basics about these two important vitamins:
Is There a D-K Connection?
The truth is you don’t have to take vitamin K in order for vitamin
D to be absorbed. However, it is important to make sure your levels of D and K
In my books, The Omni Diet and The Brain Warrior’s Way, I write about how many people have low levels of vitamin D. What you may not know is that it’s also very common for to have suboptimal levels of vitamin K.
What Causes Low K Levels?
There are many reasons why you might have an inadequate supply of
vitamin K, including:
The best way to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need is to
eat a brain healthy diet (you can find lots of brain healthy recipes on my
website), which helps promote balance in the gastrointestinal tract, and to
supplement with high-quality nutraceuticals.
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