Did you break a bone too easily when you fell? Teeth not doing as well as you expected? Hair and nails not as shiny and strong as they used to be? You might have calcium and vitamin deficiencies. If so, an ADK supplement can probably improve things for you.
But before jumping on that, let’s review the importance of calcium in your body. And then the role of vitamins A, D, and K2 – because these are what are in the ADK supplement, and it always makes sense to know what you’re taking and why!
Why is Calcium Important?
Calcium is a mineral that plays an essential role in your body. It makes sure your nerves, muscles, cardiovascular system, and bones are functioning properly. Around 99% of calcium gets stored in your bones – and the rest in blood, muscle, and other tissues.
Your body gets calcium from:
- Calcium-rich foods such as dairy and green leafy veggies (but not spinach as your body can’t absorb the calcium in it), and fish where you eat the bones (sardines and pilchards, for example)
- Supplements containing calcium or supporting calcium absorption
- Drawing calcium from the bones
So when your body is out of calcium, or you aren’t providing enough, your body takes it from the bones! This is why a lack of calcium generally leads to the deterioration of bones and teeth.
But how can you make sure you don’t run out of calcium?
It’s simple. Give your body what it needs! One way is to ensure we have enough of – you guessed! – vitamins A, D, and K.
Why these? Because they’re some of the most important nutrients. Together they support strong bones, calcium absorption, cardiovascular health, and a strong immune system.
That’s also why all three are in the ADK supplement! So let’s look at them in turn.
Thrive With Vitamin A
When you get sick, your body goes into fighting mode. That’s where vitamin A enters the scene. This vital nutrient can help support your immune system when you need it most. It’s also essential for healthy vision, healthy skin, and bone development, growth, and repair.
You can get vitamin A from:
- Leafy greens (kale, spinach, broccoli)
- Orange and yellow vegetables (carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin)
- Tomatoes, bell pepper
- Cantaloupe, mango
- Fish oils
A multi-colored diet usually supplies sufficient vitamin A, but it’s worth checking when things seem not quite right. That’s when an ADK supplement might be just the thing.
Build Strong Bones With Vitamin D
No one really thinks in terms of building strong bones – until you find you’ve easily broken one! It’s best to consider vitamin D3 in your diet from the get-go!
This powerful nutrient can help generate bones “from the inside out” by supporting calcium and phosphorus absorption and promoting bone growth. It also supports dental health, promotes muscle function, and ensures healthy blood pressure.
Pretty important in your diet!
So – if you’re looking to boost your vitamin D levels on a regular basis, make sure you eat enough:
- Fortified milk…
…and get enough sunlight when it’s around.
Optimize Blood Health With Vitamin K2
K2 carries calcium throughout the body. It therefore
- promotes proper blood circulation and healthy blood vessel elasticity,
- prevents calcium build-up (where you don’t want it), and
- reduces calcification of your arteries and other soft tissues that may be caused by calcium deposits.
Basically, vitamin K makes sure calcium gets deposited in the bones instead of your blood vessels. That’s why K2 is vital to the ADK supplement.
Can you get vitamin K from food? Absolutely! You can find it in:
- Leafy greens (kale, spinach, collards, parsley, romaine, green leaf lettuce, mustard greens – you surely like one of these?)
- Vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage
How Can an ADK Supplement Help You?
Despite your best efforts to eat a healthy and balanced diet and spend some time in the sun, your body cannot always absorb all the nutrients it needs.
This is where an ADK supplement can replenish your body’s reserves of vitamins to
- promote calcium absorption and
- ensure healthy bones, teeth, and cardiovascular function.
So what is ADK?
It’s all in the name! ADK contains vitamins A, D, and K, which work together to support your body in all the important ways we’ve mentioned.
But you don’t want to have too much of any one of them, which overbalances any good effects. An ADK supplement therefore has the optimal quantity of each vitamin to make sure they work together
How can ADK help with your health goals?
By taking ADK you’re making sure that you have enough of these vitamins to support:
- Enhanced bone and teeth health
- Healthier blood vessels and cardiovascular system overall
- A stronger immune system
- The optimizing of your hormone therapy
- A reduced risk of osteoporosis and some types of cancer
- Support on your weight loss journey
Am I a Good Candidate for ADK?
ADK is a powerful combination that can help in the fight against:
- Osteoporosis (as we said above)
- Osteomalacia (softening of the bones)
- Hypoparathyroidism (glands of the endocrine system that regulate the levels of calcium in the body – a rare condition, however)
- Muscle diseases
It goes without saying that before taking any supplements, make sure you discuss with your healthcare practitioner your current situation, health history, and health goals.
As you’ve seen, an ADK supplement has many benefits. But if your body already has optimal quantities of these vitamins and normal calcium absorption, you may not need it, and taking it can have the opposite effect of what you desired.
How Often Should You Take an ADK Supplement?
How much and how often varies on your own particular situation, depending on gender, age, or (if you’re a woman) whether you’re pregnant and/or lactating.
In general, though, after your health check-up, your doctor would prescribe you one ADK supplement pill every day for 3-6 months, and then you would meet up again for checking your blood levels.
Your Wellness, Our Passion
At Evexias Denver, we’re proud to offer solutions that help make many of your health issues a thing of the past. For example, it’s never too late to treat and/or prevent undesirable conditions caused by calcium deficiency.
Our experienced team members can support your health goals and advise you about taking an ADK supplement. Contact us today for an appointment!