Ruth and Gehrig. Batman and Robin. Abbott and Costello. You and your spouse.
Some of the best things in life come in pairs. And today, I’ve got one duo you’ve probably never even considered.
But together, these two can do something incredible and almost unheard of. The pair could ADD years to your life.
Don’t worry, they aren’t exotic. And there’s nothing you can’t pronounce here. In fact, I can just about guarantee you’re already very familiar with at least one half of the pair.
They’re not expensive, either. You can pick both nutrients up right now for just pennies a day.
The only catch is this: It’s NOT a one-or-the-other thing. You absolutely NEED both to get this specific death-defying benefit.
Dodge an early death with this powerful tag-team
As I said, you’re VERY familiar with at least one of them. It’s our favorite superhero nutrient… vitamin D.
You know D is essential. Most people do. Yet most folks still fall short, and the older you are, the less you get of this vital vitamin. The Linus Pauling Institute says up to 95 percent of adults have “inadequate” levels of the sunshine vitamin.
The other one most folks don’t know too much about. It’s vitamin K, and you may recall I wrote to you about it earlier this week because researchers have linked low levels of K to coronavirus complications.
Vitamin K seldom gets much attention. And many people don’t get enough of it. In fact, the Pauling Institute says two out of three adults fall short in the vital vitamin.
If you’re running low in one… the other… or both… it’s time to pick up the slack. Because the new study reveals how missing out can lead to a shorter sicker life.
Vitamin K and D combo could help you CHEAT DEATH
The reason why is pretty simple. Like Ruth and Gehrig… Batman and Robin… Abbott and Costello… or you and your spouse, they NEED each other.
They each play a role in moving calcium around your body but in different ways. And if you don’t have BOTH… and in the RIGHT amounts… that calcium ends up where it shouldn’t.
It sits in your blood vessels, building up in the walls. And that misdirected calcium forms the deposits that lead to blockages and hardening. In other words, my friend, it’s the culprit behind coronary artery disease, the most common form of heart disease and a leading cause of death.
But it’s a fate you CAN avoid. Because the new study finds seniors who get plenty of the Power Duo of vitamin D and vitamin K live LONGER than their peers who miss out.
Seniors who fall short, on the other hand, can suffer the consequences. Being low in vitamin D will raise your odds of early death by about 13 percent. While missing out on K will cause that risk to jump by 10 percent.
But falling short in BOTH vitamins could send that risk soaring by a startling 50 percent. And like I said earlier, most people AREN’T getting enough. So it’s time to make sure you’re not one of them.
Your body makes vitamin D from sun exposure. But most people don’t get enough sunlight to generate what they need (especially in fall and winter). That means a supplement is likely your best bet. Most seniors need 2,000-5,000 IU per day.
Vitamin K’s a little trickier as there are several forms, and the best one – the one tracked in this new study – is the hardest to get. It’s called K2 and is also readily available in supplement form.
Just be sure to speak to your doctor before taking vitamin K. It doesn’t always play nice with certain medications such as blood thinners.