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Vitamin K2

Optimizing Your Levels of This Vitamin Can Improve Skin and Eliminate Wrinkles

Posted January 14, 2014

When early 20th century author George Orwell famously remarked, “By age 50, you have the face you deserve,” he never anticipated that advances in 21st century nutritional science would be able to dramatically impact skin aging.

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Vitamin K2 battles vascular calcification: Study

Posted December 23, 2013

A vitamin K2-based GLA protein (MGP) matrix can inhibit vascular calcification according to an industry sponsored study published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.

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Optimizing Your Levels of This Vitamin Can Improve Skin and Eliminate Wrinkles

Posted November 27, 2013

When early 20th century author George Orwell famously remarked, “By age 50, you have the face you deserve,” he never anticipated that advances in 21st century nutritional science would be able to dramatically impact skin aging.

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New Study Shows Evidence that MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 Alleviates Chronic Inflammation

Posted September 26, 2013

At the 13th International Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference (INDC 2013) Olomouc, Czech Republic, August 26-29, 2013, Dr. Katarzyna Maresz, President of the International Science and Health Fondation (ISHF) presented a poster demonstrating that a novel property of vitamin K2 as MK-7 (MenaQ7 Crystals) prevents inflammation by inhibiting pro-inflammatory markers produced by white blood cells (monocytes).

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Vitamin K2 Supplementation May Improve Bone Health in Postmenopausal Women

Posted July 4, 2013

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 48 participants (aged 50-65 years), low-dose MK-4 supplementation over 6-12 months improved bone quality in postmenopausal women by decreasing the serum ucOC and pentosidine concentrations, without any substantial adverse effects.

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Vitamin K2 shows ‘extremely important improvements in clinical outcomes’ for bone health

Posted March 28, 2013

Supplements containing vitamin K2 may reduce bone loss and improve bone impact strength in postmenopausal women, according to a new ‘ground-breaking’ study sponsored by NattoPharma.

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Vitamins A, D and K2 build healthy bodies but are missing in modern diets

Posted February 22, 2013

The fat soluble vitamins A, D and K2 are essential for building strong healthy bodies. These vitamins work together and also help to absorb other essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium which are required for optimal functioning. Fat soluble vitamins support bones, teeth and a healthy immune system. Traditional cultures intrinsically understood this fact. They honored time tested wisdom of nutrition and passed on their knowledge to future generations to ensure they maintained perfect health. Unfortunately, modern processed foods lack these vitamins.

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Bone Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women Following Intervention with Dairy Products Enriched with Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K1 or K2

Posted January 8, 2013

The present study revealed more favorable changes in bone metabolism and bone mass indices for the two vitamin K-supplemented groups, mainly reflected in the suppression of serum levels of bone remodeling indices and in the more positive changes in lumbar spine BMD for these two study groups.

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Vitamin K2 fights rheumatoid arthritis

Posted November 12, 2012

Taking vitamin K2 supplements or eating vitamin K2 rich foods may help decrease the activity of rheumatoid arthritis, according to a Japanese study in Modern Rheumatology. Vitamin K2 has been known to induce bone mineralization and apoptosis of osteoclasts and also apoptosis of rheumatoid arthritis synovial cells among other things.

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Study: Vitamin K Benefits Bone, Cardiovascular Health

Posted May 24, 2012

NattoPharma announced the presentation of the recently completed 3-year clinical trial investigating beneficial effects of nutritional doses of natural vitamin K2 (MenaQ7®) on bone and vascular health. During Vitafoods 2012, Dr. Cees Vermeer, principal investigator at VitaK laboratory at Maastricht University, presented data showing significant benefits for improved bone strength and prevention of cardiovascular aging with daily supplementation of MenaQ7.

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