Vitamin K2 with D3
$32.90 – $157.92 — or from $26.32 – $126.34 / month
PROMOTES PROPER CALCIUM STORAGE& PROTECTS BONE HEALTH
SUPPORTS HEALTHY BLOOD CIRCULATION
MAINTAIN HEALTHY CARDIOMETABOLIC FUNCTION
SUPPORTS BLOOD SUGAR BALANCE
3 FORMS OF HIGHLY ABSORBED MAGNESIUM for maximum absorption with no GI side effects
BOOSTS ATP PRODUCTION increasing energy levels
Science & Clinically
EXPERTLY DESIGNED FORMULAS BECAUSE EFFICACY MATTERS
Vitamin K2 with D3 is one of the most comprehensive formulations available on the market today
How does it work?
While vitamin D has long been known to assist calcium absorption, it is vitamin K, through its carboxylation of osteocalcin, which guides this calcium to bones and prevents their absorption into organs, joint spaces and arteries. The latest scientific research is focusing on the synergistic relationship between vitamin K2 and vitamin D3, for optimal bone and cardiovascular health. Although most people consume adequate dietary vitamin K to maintain sufficient blood clotting, most do not consume enough to meet cardiovascular and bone health needs. In fact, approximately 70% of the western population is deficient in vitamin K2.
Current research shows the important synergistic relationship between Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D3.(4) Taking Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2 helps to ensure the calcium transported by the Vitamin D is absorbed by your bones where it’s needed, rather than accumulating in deposits in your arteries.
There are two forms of vitamin K2 commonly used in supplements: MK-4 and MK-7. Our supplement contains the MK-7 form, which has been shown to have six times the activity of MK-4 in the blood. MK-7 has also been found to remain in the blood approximately nine times as long as the MK-4 (eight hours versus 72 hours), making it the optimal form of K2 for health. We’ve added MenaQ7® PRO to our science-based formula, which is backed by extensive research. Dr. Leon Schurgers, world-renowned expert in vitamin K2 as MK-7 research for cardiovascular and bone health, and his team of research scientists have conducted over 15 clinical trials on MenaQ7® PRO that prove its superior effectiveness. Dr. Nandi’s Vitamin K2 with D3 provides your body with the essentials needed to improve cardiovascular and bone health.
Women’s Protein Plus is a scientifically formulated blend of nutrients and protein, specifically designed to recharge cellular energy production, increase antioxidant protection, support detoxification capacity, and support immune function. Based on peer-reviewed, doubleblind research, Complete Protein provides a unique blend of acetyl L-carnitine, alpha lipoic acid and N-acetyl cysteine. All have shown to support immune function and energy output. Complete Protein also includes key micronutrients and phytonutrients, including green tea, broccoli seed extract and resveratrol, to protect the mitochondria and continually recharge the cycle of energy production. The protein addition allows an ease of nutrition for those with immune challenges. Complete Protein is available in delicious strawberry and lemon flavors.
The body’s cells and organ systems depend on an adequate supply of energy to function optimally. The mitochondria, known as the power house of the cell, contain nutrients and enzymes that are important for recharging cellular energy production. Some of these enzymes convert food to usable energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP functions as the key source of energy for all cells. In order to increase mitochondrial output, there must be adequate fuel supply for combustion and abundant antioxidants to scavenge free radical by-products. Preserving energy reserves and increasing energy output is a critical part of maintaining optimal health.
Lack of sleep, too much stress, poor nutrition and prescription medications can draw on energy reserves, using them up faster than they can be replenished. Even the vital biologic systems can create an energy deficit that needs to be restored.
Some of the most energy demanding systems in the body are:
• Liver detoxification • Immune function
• Cardiovascular function
• Neurologic function Complete
Protein is scientifically formulated, based on published research, to boost mitochondrial reserves and recharge cellular energy production.1 Complete Protein includes the powerful antioxidant trio of alpha lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine and acetyl
L- carnitine, all shown torecharge cellular energy production and the primary cellular antioxidant pools of vitamins E and C and glutathione. Acetyl L-Carnitine† Acetyl L-carnitine (ALC) is an amino acid that is associated recharged cellular energy production. It has been shown to increase the flow of free fatty acids, the fuel source for mitochondria, resulting in a significant boost in energy production. With age, free radical production increases oxidative damage to the mitochondria, which can potentially decrease energy production. ALC has been shown to recharge cellular energy production and has been found, in combination with lipoic acid, to lower oxidative stress. 2,3 Studies have also shown that ALC supports immune function by protecting CD4 and CD8 immune cells and by supporting the reproduction of lymphocytes for the identification and elimination of invading antigens.4,5 N-Acetyl Cysteine† N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant that scavenges free radicals and supports detoxification capacity.6 NAC has been shown to increase production of glutathione, an important antioxidant found in the body.6 In addition to its antioxidant activity, glutathione supports immune function by activating T-cells.
7 Alpha Lipoic Acid† Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant and also plays a synergistic role in recharging other antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, CoQ10 and glutathione. Lipoic acid also plays a key role in supporting detoxification capacity.8 Studies have shown that a combination of ALA and ALC helps minimize oxidative damage.9,10 Oxidative stress causes damage to DNA, RNA, proteins, mitochondrial membranes and lipids, and contributes to the functional decline of mitochondria, cells, tissues and eventually organs such as the brain. 9,10 Resveratrol† Resveratrol is a polyphenol molecule found in many plant species, including grapes and cranberries, and is found in high concentrations in wine. Polyphenols act as antioxidants that protect plants from damage that can be caused by bacteria, fungi and radiation.11 Resveratrol is believed to be the dietary factor behind the “French Paradox,” which is the high rate of cardiovascular wellness in the French population, despite their high fat intake. In addition to its antioxidant properties and support for cardiovascular function, resveratrol has been shown to support immune function.
11 Broccoli Seed Extract†
Broccoli seed extract contains a high amount of glucoraphanin, a compound that is a precursor to sulphoraphane. Sulphoraphane is an antioxidant and supports detoxification capacity and immune response. Sulphoraphane has been shown to induce Phase II detoxification enzymes and raise intracellular glutathione levels.
12 Green Tea (EGCG)†
Green tea polyphenols have demonstrated significant antioxidant, probiotic- and immune-supporting properties.  The hydroxyl group of green tea polyphenols increases antioxidant protection by forming complexes with free radicals and neutralizing them, minimizing oxidative damage throughout the body. Green tea polyphenols also stimulate the activity of liver detoxification enzymes, supporting detoxification capacity.
13 The Micronutrient “Backbone” †
To recharge cellular energy production efficiently, optimal levels of critical nutrients and enzyme cofactors must be achieved. Complete Protein provides an optimized backbone of vitamins and minerals necessary for increasing energy output and meeting daily nutritional needs. Rice Protein† Rice protein is a valuable source of branched chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine. These amino acids reduce the breakdown of protein and stimulate protein synthesis. In animal studies, rice protein was shown to support heart function, healthy cholesterol levels and insulin sensitivity, reducing the negative impact of the Western diet fed to these animals.
14-16 Directions Mix 1 scoop of Women’s Protein Plus with 8-10 ounces of the beverage of your choice to the desired thickness, once daily or as recommended by your health care professional.
Does Not Contain Gluten, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.
Cautions If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.
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