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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Vitamin K for Boosting Bone Health

Postmenopausal ladies might have the capacity to help bone wellbeing by adding more vitamin K to their eating routine, alongside a consistent admission of calcium and vitamin D.

As per a review distributed in the Calcified Tissue International, calcium and vitamin D supplementation brought about change in bone wellbeing, however the expansion of vitamin K demonstrated a checked change in bone thickness, which recommends that vitamin K is a vital supplement for advancing bone health.1

Consider Demonstrate Vitamin K Bone-Enhancing Properties

In the review, postmenopausal ladies were partitioned into three intercession bunches and a control assemble. For a whole year, each of the three intercession gatherings were given a bone wellbeing supplement comprising of 800 mg of calcium and 10 micrograms (400 IUs) of Vitamin D3 once a day. Two of the three intercession gatherings were likewise given dairy items improved with either vitamin K (phylloquinone) or vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7).

The outcomes following 12 months demonstrated a change in bone thickness in the gathering given calcium and Vitamin D when contrasted with the control amass who were not given any supplements. Be that as it may, the most huge advantages to bone wellbeing were found in the two vitamin K supplemented bunches. These gatherings were seen to have more ideal changes in bone digestion system and bone mass files due to changes noted in the levels of osteocalcin, a vitamin-K subordinate protein. Osteocalcin is indispensable for the usage of calcium in bone tissue. Without the vitamin K part, osteocalcin stays latent in the body. Researchers additionally watched that those given vitamin K1 or K2 supplements demonstrated a specific increment in the bone mass thickness of the lumbar spine.

The overall results of this study conducted by the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Kallithea (Athens, Greece) demonstrated that postmenopausal women may be able to reduce the risk of osteoporosis by adding more vitamin K to their diet, in addition to calcium and vitamin D.2Additionally, a regular intake of vitamin K was observed to lower the risk of bone fractures in post-menopausal women who are at particular of developing osteoporosis.

More Support for Vitamin K from Science

This is not the first time a study has noted a positive relationship between Vitamin K supplementation and bone health. The findings of a Spanish study demonstrated that a high dietary intake [over 334 mcg for men; over 300 mcg for women] of Vitamin K was linked to superior bone properties.3 Scientists deduced Vitamin K activates the matrix of GLA proteins. Both osteocalcin and GLA proteins are known to circulate calcium from the arteries and bind it to the bone matrix. Both require vitamin K for its optimum function.

Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts studied cross-sectional associations between self-reported vitamin K dietary intake and the bone mass density of the hip and spine in 1112 men and 1479 women, aged 29 to 86 years. The study linked low dietary vitamin K intake with low BMD in women. These results were consistent with previous reports that associated low dietary intake of vitamin K with increased risk of hip fracture. There was no association between dietary vitamin K intake and BMD observed in men.4

What is Vitamin K?

Vitamin K is a group of fat-soluble vitamins that are structurally similar. Vitamin K is necessary for the posttranslational modification of certain proteins. These proteins are necessary for coagulating blood and are required in metabolic pathways in bone and other tissue. Vitamin K is needed for the body to use calcium to build bone matrix. The body stores vitamin K in the liver and fat tissues. Although vitamin K deficiency is rare, adequate levels of this vitamin are therefore required for the clotting of blood and for healthy bones.5

Natural sources of vitamin K include beef liver, green tea and green leafy vegetables. Chlorophyll, a green pigment that gives plants its color, provides vitamin K. In addition to a healthy diet providing adequate Vitamin K, supplements of Vitamin K are also available in capsule, tablet or liquid form.

Osteoporosis and Women

While both men and women lose bone mass as they grow older, bone health is of particular concern to women. In the first 4 to 8 years after menopause, typically between the ages of 45 and 55, women lose bone density more rapidly due to a dramatic drop in estrogen levels. At age 65, both men and women lose bone tissue at the same rate and this gradual loss continues throughout life.6

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 37.5 million women in the United States entering or currently in menopause, who in the next few years, will reach post menopause stage. A regular intake of bone health supplements during these years will promote bone density and minimize the risk of fractures.7

Bone Health Supplements for Post-Menopausal Women: A Ripe Market

While calcium is the number one selling bone health ingredient, calcium supplements containing a combination of bone-supporting ingredients, earned $30.8 million in the natural channel for the 52 weeks ending Dec. 24, 2011, according to SPINS, a market research firm based in Schaumburg, Ill. Data from SPINS shows that the combination of Vitamin D with calcium is one of the biggest moneymakers.8

A survey conducted by the General Merchandise Distributors Council and Food Marketing Institute (an organization based in Arlington, VA serving the needs of food distribution and related business) observed that a key force behind the growth of the health and wellness industry is that baby boomers are armed with knowledge about health and possess the disposable income to spend on supplements that will enable them to live healthier and more active lifestyles. Within the baby boomers population are women who are either entering menopause or in the postmenopausal stage. According to the survey, these women are driving the expanding market of women’s health products and supplements.9

Adding Bone Health Supplements to Your Product Line is Easy

Bone health is of particular significance to post-menopausal women and supplement business owners should consider formulating bone health supplements that specifically target women in this age category. If these are not already in your product line, look for a nutraceutical manufacturer that can custom formulate a line of high quality products for you. Well-formulated products that are backed by science tend to attract consumers and build loyalty to your brand. Customizable manufacturing services such as label design, packaging, order fulfillment and drop shipping are not only cost-effective but can save you time and resources that you can utilize to expand your supplement business. For more information, talk to GMP-certified supplement manufacturers who can help you make the best choice.

Know More about Vitamin Types

Of the significant vitamins, some are fat-dissolvable while others are water-solvent. Water-solvent vitamins must be taken into the body every day, as they can’t be put away and are flushed out inside one to four days. These incorporate C vitamins and the B-complex vitamins. Fat-solvent vitamins can be put away for longer timeframes in the body’s greasy tissue and the liver. These incorporate vitamins A, D, E, and K. The body for legitimate working needs both sorts of vitamins.

VITAMIN A-(Carotene, provitamin A, retinol)- Fat-dissolvable

Wellbeing of the tissues which make up a defensive covering on the outside and within the body, which means the skin and the mucous films which line the stomach related, respiratory and disposing of frameworks. It is subsequently basic for sound skin and solid organs that are secured by the mucous films, which act to anticipate disease of these organs. Additionally fundamental in giving eyes the capacity to adjust to splendid and diminish light. For developing kids, vitamin An is required for appropriate arrangement of tooth finish, bones, and other development forms.

VITAMIN B1-(Thiamine)-Water-soluble

Releasing energy from carbohydrates (sugars and starches), proteins, and fats. Keeps the brain and nervous system functioning normally. Helps maintain stamina and endurance of body and mind. Helps to keep digestive tract functioning and also to maintain a healthy appetite.

VITAMIN B2-(Thiamine)-Water-soluble

Utilization of food energy, protein, fats, along with other B vitamins. Carries hydrogen through the system and helps the body use oxygen to get energy from food. Important for healthy skin tissue and eyes.

VITAMIN B3-(Niacin)-Water-soluble

Utilization of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, along with other B vitamins. Keeps nervous tissues, skin tissues, and digestive tract healthy.

VITAMIN B6-(Pyridoxine)-Water-soluble

Metabolism of proteins, so the amount of B6 required by the body depends a lot on the amount of protein consumed. Vitamin B6 is also needed for the absorption for amino acids and the transportation of them to different parts of the body. Plays an important role in releasing energy to the cells in the body; therefore has a direct and important role in the production of red blood cells and the proper functioning of nervous tissue.

VITAMIN B12-(Cobalamin)-Water-Soluble

Formation and functioning of all body cells, because it is needed for the metabolism of all the major nutrients, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, and also for the metabolism of nucleic acids. Especially important for red blood cell formation in the prevention of pernicious anemia.

VITAMIN C-(Ascorbic acid)-Water-soluble

Formation of collagen in connective tissues, which cements body’s cells together and helps in the repair and healing processes; metabolism of proteins and many amino acids; proper functioning of adrenal glands; important for absorption of iron from the intestine and storage of it in the liver. Also helpful in combating infections since vitamin C in the tissues is depleted when infections occur.



Enabling the intestines to absorb calcium and phosphorus into the system; therefore vitamin D is connected with good bone and cartilage formation. Because young children’s bones are growing so quickly, vitamin D is especially necessary in preventing rickets, a disease in which the bones become soft due to their inability to absorb the calcium and phosphorus.

VITAMIN E-(Alpha-, beta-, gamma-, delta-tocopherol)-(Fat-soluble)

Preventing oxidation and consequent destruction of vitamin A and red blood cell membranes, and keeps the polyunsaturated fats in the body from going rancid and decomposing. Most research and speculation has gone on about vitamin E but its function in the body is still not clear, although the vitamin has had much PR in false claims given to it.

VITAMIN K-Fat-soluble

Normal clotting of blood.

The following four vitamins are part of the B. vitamin group:


Work involved in the metabolism of fat and protein; also required for releasing energy from glucose sugar and for the synthesis of certain amino and other acids.


Transport and metabolism of fats in the body.

FOLACIN-(Folic Acid)-Water-soluble

Blood cell formation; the metabolism of proteins and nucleic acids (substances formed by each cell for transfer of hereditary characteristics from one generation of cells to another as the body grows).


Metabolism of carbohydrates, as well as fats and proteins; involved in the synthesis of cholesterol, steroid hormones and hemoglobin, which is the iron-containing substance in the red blood cells. Found in every cell of living tissues.

Health Tips For The Old

Our life is brimming with objectives and desire. When we are youthful we imagine ourselves to be rich and fruitful thus work towards those objectives ordinary. In the race to accomplish acclaim and fortune we regularly disregard our wellbeing and accordingly when we’ve accomplished all the riches we needed we wind up spending it on repairing what our excursion to arrive brought on us. We buckle down at the cost of our wellbeing and once we’ve gotten an agreeable life we wind up spending our investment funds on improving our wellbeing. Toward the day’s end, we never have a typical solid life.

At a youthful age our body can recoup from maladies and infirmities rapidly. Cracks mend rapidly and our resistance framework is solid. However after we pass a specific age the body’s battling instrument backs off and we turn out to be more defenseless to illnesses. This backing off is exasperated by awful way of life decisions like unpredictable rest designs, lacking sustenance and low measures of physical movement. Individuals in their 60s trust they can in any case do the things they were doing at 45 years old and accordingly wind up meeting with mischances and illnesses. Various issues that individuals connected with age really have nothing to do with maturing.

These infections are brought about because of neglect or non utilization of the body and inadequate supply of sustenance. The cutting edge urban way of life suits practically no physical action and thus the body gets to be distinctly dormant. A late research distributed. A late research distributed in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society found that dormancy duplicates the danger of portability restrictions as we age, while overwhelming movement has the inverse impact. In another review, distributed in the diary Neurology, specialists found that practice can moderate intellectual decreases. This implies the more we practice the more drawn out our psyches will remain sharp and caution. Look into has demonstrated that different genuine ailments like coronary illness, stoutness, diabetes, hypertension, and osteoporosis can be straightforwardly identified with deficient physical movement. On the off chance that you endeavor to be physically fit in your senior years you will stay more advantageous and carry on a more extended and more dynamic life. Indeed, even a 20 minute walk ordinary can expand your life by up to 5 years. As should be obvious the advantages of customary practice is multifold, particularly in maturity.

Individuals frequently don’t understand that a couple changes in their present life can more prominent adjust the measure of distress they feel in the seniority. Simply standard practice sufficiently isn’t however. Our body requires at least 7 hours of rest in a day; even 10 minutes less can bring about your body to wind up distinctly dormant and lazy. Great nourishment is basic at each phase in life. It decides a man’s wellbeing and enhances the body’s working. As we develop more seasoned its significance just turns out to be more conspicuous.