February 17, 2021
Vitamin D effects optimized with other key nutrients – article with ISHF participation

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The International Science & Health Foundation and vitaminK2.org was noticed and invited to discussion about vitamin K2 and its role for the prevention of bone fracture and support for cardiovascular health. An article “Vitamin D effects optimized with other key nutrients” was published in the New Hope Network website.

While no studies look at vitamin K status and vitamin D absorption, vitamin K2 is crucial for the beneficial action of vitamin D in the body. Both are fat-soluble vitamins and play a central role in calcium metabolism. Vitamin D promotes the production of vitamin K-dependent proteins, which require vitamin K for carboxylation in order to function properly. Moreover, increasing vitamin D intake increases calcium absorption, particularly when combined with calcium supplementation, and promotes hypercalcemia—too much calcium in the blood. Vitamin K2 can help with this issue because it helps the body place calcium appropriately—out of the arteries where you don’t want it and into bones where you do.

“Based on the current research,” said Kate Maresz, Ph.D, President of International Science and Health Foundation – “There is enough evidence to recommend combined vitamin D3 and K2 supplementation for the prevention of bone fracture and as a support for cardiovascular health.”

https://www.newhope.com/vitamins-and-supplements/vitamin-d-effects-optimized-other-key-nutrients
February 11, 2021
Dr Maresz’s article in Natural Pharmacy Business magazine

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Dr Katarzyna Maresz’s, President of the ISHF, article “Promoting bone and cardiovascular health with vitamin K2” was published in “Natural Pharmacy Business” magazine. Below we present part of the text and a link to the entire magazine.

Known for bone support benefits, vitamin K2 is now recognised as vital for heart health too and the only known compound to impact hardening of the arteries. Vitamin K2 as MK-7 is the superior vitamin K, safely and effectively delivering benefits for children and adults, serving as an essential companion for calcium supplementation. By implementing this simple nutritional strategy, the population can simultaneously support their bone health, while protecting themselves from cardiovascular risk.

https://www.naturalpharmacybusiness.com/imag/npbfebmar21/
January 18, 2021
Publication of an article on vitamin K2 in the Expres.co.uk

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Dr Katarzyna Maresz’s, President of the ISHF, statement was published in the article “Vitamin K2 deficiency: Low levels increase risk of hypertension, diabetes and osteoporosis” in the Expres.co.uk website. Below we present Dr. Katarzyna’s statement and a link to the entire text.

VITAMIN K2 deficiency signs could include excessive bleeding and easy bruising. Lacking in the vitamin also increases the risk of serious health conditions. Dr. Katarzyna Maresz, president of the International Science and Health Foundation said: “Researchers believe that it is of major importance to know the factors that influence frailty, to be able to develop public health strategies aimed at reducing or preventing frailty. In a previous analysis in the LASA cohort, low vitamin K status was associated with lower handgrip strength, smaller calf circumference, and, in women only, with poorer functional performance score. Moreover, if we look at table one in the presently discussed paper, we will notice that low vitamin K status increases the risk of hypertension, type 2 diabetes and a number of chronic diseases. These facts articulate the usefulness of vitamin K2 supplementation for preventing frailty in the elderly population.”

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1384698/vitamin-k2-deficiency-signs-hypertension-diabetes-osteoporosis%20