Coronavirus note – This is a new virus and nobody knows how well cold/flu supplement trials apply to coronaviruses. The novel coronavirus is too new and is not structurally the same as either influenza or the various cold viruses. Do not rely on supplements if you suspect you have COVID-19. Please see your physician. We do encourage you to practice good sanitation (handwashing) and support a strong immune system.
Evidence for cold and flu: Vitamin D can help prevent upper respiratory infections. Nothing in the body works properly at low levels of vitamin D, especially the immune system. Vitamin D is the ultimate immune system balancer. Most experts consider 50-80 nmol/L optimal.
Why combine Whole Food Vitamin D k2 and CoQ10?
Both Vitamin D k2 and CoQ10 are becoming depleted in the majority of the population, especially as we age past 20. Both of these nutrients are found in almost every tissue and cell in the body (ubiquitous). Both nutrients play a profound role in cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and vitality, including the heart. And both are extremely beneficial for overall longevity and high quality of life.
Instead of taking a synthetic form of Vitamin D k2 or CoQ10 in the Ubiquinone form, you now have the ability to supplement with whole food nutrients assembled in the most absorbable and usable way, just as nature intended. Longevi-D k2 is being widely accepted as the first and only high potency whole food Vitamin D k2 product. And, with the most absorbable and usable form of CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) included, it is expected to be another industry-leading product introduced by Optimal Health Systems.
NOTE: Because OHS’s Longevi-D k2 contains 15mg CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) and 2000 IU of Vitamin D per capsule, it is recommended to take 4 capsules a day for two weeks as a loading phase and then reduce to 2 capsules daily for therapeutic maintenance.
- Cardiovascular Health
- Bone & Muscle Pain
- Cancer Prevention
- Mortality (Life Expectancy)
- Neurodegenerative Problems (Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Immune Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Vitamin D is being called “the nutrient of the decade” by many scientists and researchers. The whole food vitamin D comes from our Cultured Media Blend of 47 foods, plant enzymes, and probiotics fermented to create a highly potent and absorbable vitamin D. Literally hundreds of studies over the past few years have established its importance to health and longevity, supporting bone and cardiovascular health.
Vitamin D is actually a prohormone and is essential to the health of most organs, including the brain, heart, skin, reproductive glands, prostate gland, and mammary glands. Vitamin D receptors are also involved in immune regulation and mediate response to infection and inflammatory processes.
Average blood serum levels of Vitamin D have dropped over the past decade to the point that, according to a recent study, 77% of Americans have insufficient amounts. Obesity is one of the reasons for this increase because fat retains Vitamin D, making it less available to the rest of the body.
CoQ10 was discovered in 1957, but it was known by a different name. It was called Ubiquinone. The reason it was called Ubiquinone was that the nutrient was found to be “ubiquitous,” which means it was present in every cell and tissue of the body. This is important to know because it helps us realize how important this nutrient is.
Every single cell in the body uses this “spark plug” nutrient to ignite the cellular energy needed for each and every cell to do its job. Although CoQ10 is present in every cell and tissue, it is concentrated mostly in the heart because the heart requires a constant energy flow to keep it beating and keep us alive. It is very important to understand that the body doesn’t use CoQ10 in the Ubiquinone form, although that is the main form of CoQ10 sold to consumers. The body actually breaks down or “reduces” the Ubiquinone down to Ubiquinol. It is Ubiquinol that is then utilized by cells. If the body is already under stress, it is hard for it to break down the Ubiquinone.
The body uses a complex process to reduce Ubiquinone to Ubiquinol. This process demands many vitamins stolen from the body to accomplish it. The body then utilizes and stores the Ubiquinol form of CoQ10. In short, the best way to supplement the body with CoQ10 is with the Ubiquinol form which is found in Optimal Longevi-D-K2!
Each capsule of Longevi-Dk2 is equal to 120 mg of CoQ10.