Why choose Well.Actually. Liposomal Vitamin D3 & K2 Spray?
Well.Actually. Vitamin D3 & K2 Spray is made in the UK to GMP BRCGS food standard safety requirements. This formula has been developed as a convenient and effective way to supplement the diet with Vitamin D3. It is perfect for the whole family with flexible liquid dosing. The product contains plant-based Vitamin D3, plus K2, for better calcium absorption, and encapsulated in millions of Liposome bubbles, easily recognisable by the body to ensure optimum absorption.
Each spray delivers 1000IU Vitamin D3 Plus 50mcg of K2
What are Liposomes?
Liposomes encapsulate nutrients into a sphere like ‘fat rich’ bubble which protects nutrients against the gut's harsh digestive processes, aids absorption, and help the nutrient remain in the plasma (blood) for longer.
Liposomes are not man-made, they are in fact derived from natural Sunflower Lecithin which produces phosphatidylcholine (PC), the material that forms the bubble membrane. The Liposome membrane structure is made with the similar PC material that forms our body's internal cell walls. We consume PC every day from the foods we eat which helps to strengthen our cell walls and build new ones.
The Liposome physiological similarity to our cells, enables the body to recognise and rapidly absorb them into the plasma (blood). The body then transports the Liposomes around the body, target-delivering the nutrients into our cells.
Are liposomes a new technology?
Liposome Encapsulation delivery is not a new science; its a type of nanotechnology that has been safely and effectively used to improve the delivery of nutrients, and drugs for more than 30 years. There are thousands of studies, which have proven the method to be safe and effective in its application.
How much Vitamin D3 & K2 do I need, and how much is too much?
The UK recommends (mainly for bone health) a daily intake of 10 μg/mcg** (equivalent to 400IU) Vitamin D to prevent deficiency in most adults, whereas the EU NRV*** is just 5 μg/mcg** (200IU).
More recently, there have been various studies, in relation to immunity, using higher doses, in the few 1000 IU's of Vitamin D. Whatever you decide to take, please do not exceed product recommended dose and stay within government advisory safe upper daily limit guidelines, which for the UK & EU are set at:
- Adults & Children, over the age of 11 yrs – 100mcg (4000IU’s)
- Children over 12 months & up to 11 yrs - 50mcg (2000IU’s)
- Infants under 12 months old – 25mcg (1000IU’s)
There are two types of Vitamin K found in our diet: Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (menaquinone). Both are important for blood clotting; however, K2 (in particular MK-7) also supports the body’s absorption of calcium.
D3 and K2 when combined is thought to work to a greater effect when compared to each vitamin taken individually.
According to UK guidelines (EU is not too dissimilar), the daily recommended Vitamin K Intake is as follows:
- Birth - 6 months – 2 mcg’s
- 7 - 12 months – 2.5 mcg’s
- 1 - 3 years – 30 mcg’s
- 4 - 8 years - 55 mcg’s
- 9 - 13 years – 60 mcg’s
- 14 - 18 years – 75 mcg’s
- Adult men (19 and over) – 120 mcg’s
- Adult women (19 and over) – 90 mcg’s
- Pregnant or breastfeeding teens – 75 mcg’s
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women – 90 mcg’s
A safe upper limit for Vitamin K is 1 mg (equivalent to 1000mcg)*
*The information provided herein is for general guidance only. Please check online for the most up to date information. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medications, or under medical supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional before use.
** The word microgram (mcg), is sometimes written with the Greek symbol μ followed by the letter g (μg).
** NRV is an abbreviation of ‘Nutrient Reference Value’ the daily amount of a vitamin/mineral set by the EU that the average healthy person needs to prevent deficiency.
Benefits of Vitamin D3 & K2
EFSA approved Health Claims for Vitamin D?
Vitamin D contributes to:
- normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus
- normal blood calcium levels
- maintenance of normal bones
- maintenance of normal muscle function
- maintenance of normal teeth
- the normal function of the immune system
- the process of cell division
Vitamin K contributes to:
- Normal blood clotting
- Maintenance of normal bones
Can the Liposomal Vitamin D3 + K2 be taken with other medications?
Well.Actually. Liposomal Vitamin D3 + K2 food supplement is generally safe to be taken alongside medications. For specific advice, it is recommended that you contact your healthcare professional, doctor, or pharmacist.