Liposomes have the ability to transport both water and fatty substances, which makes them an ideal transport system for substances needed by the cells of our body. Liposomes are structures that arise spontaneously from phospholipids. They have the form of bubbles with a size of 0.01-1 micrometers filled with water (or an aqueous solution), surrounded by a double lipid layer with a thickness of approx. 5 nanometers, hence they are also called phospholipid vesicles. Their shell is similar to biological membranes. Phospholipid vesicles are made of the same components as the membranes of our body cells and are small enough to penetrate the walls of blood vessels.
Vitamin D3 + K2 - why should you use them together? We have been hearing since childhood that healthy bones come from drinking milk and consuming dairy products. As it turns out, providing the body with a large dose of calcium will not strengthen our skeletal system. In order for bones, cartilage and joints to function well, you should also take care of the proper level of vitamin D3 and K2. Vitamin D3 and K2 is an inseparable duo that we find more and more often in dietary supplements. We explain why manufacturers of vitamin preparations use this combination, describe the effects of deficiencies of these two vitamins and answer the question of what is the "calcium paradox" that we should absolutely avoid.
Vitamin D3 supports the body Vitamin D3, also known as the vitamin of life, is produced by the body during sun exposure and is needed by the body every day. If it is missing, we get sick, our perception is weaker and we are often lethargic. Vitamin D3 increases immunity and improves well-being, is involved in cell division and may even lower the risk of cancer. Additionally, it improves the functioning of the circulatory and digestive systems. In the autumn and winter period, it is worth supplementing its deficiencies by eating fish, eggs, liver or cheese, but this may not be enough. It is estimated that in Poland, as much as 90 percent of the population suffers from a deficiency of this vitamin, and the problem statistically affects almost all of us.
Vitamin K2 and its properties Vitamin K2 is an ingredient found in fermented foods and cheeses. It has been proven that in nature its greatest amount is found in the Japanese dish called natto. Many people suffer from its deficiencies. Until recently, it was believed that the daily dose of vitamin K2 was delivered by microbial biosynthesis by bacteria living in the intestines, but this is not enough. Its deficiencies may weaken bone strength and inhibit cell growth, so vitamin K2 should be supplied to the body every day in a dose of about 100 micrograms, because, like vitamin D - it is not stored in our body.
Can calcium harm us? Thanks to vitamin D3, we absorb calcium responsible for healthy bones and teeth. Unfortunately, its high concentration is not good at all. Why? Excess calcium in the diet leads to the so-called "Calcium Paradox". This means that calcium does not absorb into the bones and mineralize them, but remains in the blood vessels causing them to calcify. As a result, this element is deposited in the joints, arteries and the liver. The calcium economy should run properly so as not to lead to atherosclerosis, and in extreme cases even to a heart attack and stroke. What to do to avoid such problems? There is only one answer ...
Vitamins for special tasks The best solution is to combine vitamin D3 with vitamin K2, which will regulate the calcium balance. On the one hand, we will absorb adequate amounts of calcium, and on the other hand, we will not allow its surplus. This vitamin synergy ensures healthy bones and thus prevents the risk of osteoporosis or atherosclerosis. Here, vitamin K2 in the form of MK7 has an important role to play. Adequate calcium absorption in the body is regulated by proteins: osteocalcin and MGP (Matrix GLA-protein) proteins. Vitamin K2 in the form of MK7 is necessary to activate them. The active MGP protein then "traps" calcium from the veins, protecting them against calcification. Then, together with osteocalcin, it transports it to the bones, thereby strengthening their structure and density.