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Hi-Potency B Complex with Powerful Coenzymes*

Therapeutic dosages of the activated forms of key B Vitamins: Coenzyme B2 (R5P), B6 (P5P) and Folic Acid (L-5 Methyl Tetrahydrofolate) shown to:

  • Improve overall Energy*
  • Help Stress-Related Fatigue*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Vitamin K

Vitamin K
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
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  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary “Star-Rating” system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Osteoporosis
Dose: Amount varies depending on the type of vitamin K being used; consult a healthcare practitioner.
Vitamin K is needed for bone formation, and supplementing with it may be a way to maintain bone mass. (more)
Atherosclerosis
Dose: 500 mcg per day of vitamin K1
In a double-blind trial, supplementing with vitamin K1 for three years appeared to slow the rate of progression of coronary artery calcification in seniors. (more)
Celiac Disease
Dose: Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner
The malabsorption that occurs in celiac disease can lead to multiple nutritional deficiencies. Supplementing with vitamin K may correct a deficiency. (more)
Crohn’s Disease
Dose: 80 to 1,000 mcg daily
Taking vitamin K can counteract the deficiency and resulting bone loss that can occur in people with Crohn’s disease. (more)
Morning Sickness
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Vitamin K and vitamin C, taken together, may provide relief of morning sickness symptoms for some women. (more)
Osteoporosis
Dose: Amount varies depending on the type of vitamin K being used; consult a healthcare practitioner.

Vitamin K is needed for bone formation. People with osteoporosis have been reported to have low blood levels1, 2 and low dietary intake of vitamin K.3, 4 One study found that postmenopausal (though not premenopausal) women may reduce urinary loss of calcium by taking 1 mg of vitamin K1 per day.5 People with osteoporosis given large amounts of vitamin K2 in the form of menaquinine-4 (45 mg per day) have shown an increase in bone density after six months6 and decreased bone loss after one7 or two8 years. Supplementation with vitamin K2 in the form of menaquinone-7 (180-375 mcg per day) has been reported to improve bone quality and to slow both bone loss and the loss of vertebral height in postmenopausal women.9, 10

References

1. Hart JP. Circulating vitamin K1 levels in fractured neck of femur. Lancet 1984;2:283 [letter].

2. Tamatani M, Morimoto S, Nakajima M, et al. Decreased circulating levels of vitamin K and 25-hydroxyvitamin D in osteopenic elderly men. Metabolism 1998;47:195-9.

3. Feskanich D, Weber P, Willett WC, et al. Vitamin K intake and hip fractures in women: a prospective study. Am J Clin Nutr 1999;69:74-9.

4. Booth SL, Tucker KL, Chen H, et al. Dietary vitamin K intakes are associated with hip fracture but not with bone mineral density in elderly men and women. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;71:1201-8.

5. Knapen MHJ, Hamulyak K, Vermeer C. The effect of vitamin K supplementation on circulating osteocalcin (Bone Gla protein) and urinary calcium excretion. Ann Intern Med 1989;111:1001-5.

6. Orimo H, Shiraki M, Fujita T, et al. Clinical evaluation of Menatetrenone in the treatment of involutional osteoporosis—a double-blind multicenter comparative study with 1-alpha-hydroxyvitamin D3. J Bone Mineral Res 1992;7(Suppl 1):S122.

7. Iwamoto I, Kosha S, Noguchi S, et al. A longitudinal study of the effect of vitamin K2 on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women a comparative study with vitamin D3 and estrogen-progestin therapy. Maturitas 1999;31:161-4.

8. Shiraki M, Shiraki Y, Aoki C, Miura M. Vitamin K2 (menatetrenone) effectively prevents fractures and sustains lumbar bone mineral density in osteoporosis. J Bone Miner Res 2000;15:515-21.

9. Ronn SH, Harslof T, Pedersen SB, Langdahl BL. Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7) prevents age-related deterioration of trabecular bone microarchitecture at the tibia in postmenopausal women. Eur J Endocrinol 2016;175:541–9.

10. Knapen MHJ, Drummen NE, Smit E, et al. Three-year low-dose menaquinone-7 supplementation helps decrease bone loss in healthy postmenopausal women. Osteoporos Int 2013;24:2499–507.

Atherosclerosis
Dose: 500 mcg per day of vitamin K1 In a double-blind trial, supplementing with vitamin K1 for three years appeared to slow the rate of progression of coronary artery calcification in elderly people who had preexisting coronary artery calcification. Participants in that study were randomly assigned to receive a multivitamin that contained 500 mcg per day of vitamin K1 or the same multivitamin without vitamin K1.1
References

1. Shea MK, O'Donnell CJ, Hoffmann U, et al. Vitamin K supplementation and progression of coronary artery calcium in older men and women. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:1799-807.

Celiac Disease
Dose: Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner  

The malabsorption that occurs in celiac disease can lead to multiple nutritional deficiencies. The most common nutritional problems in people with celiac disease include deficiencies of essential fatty acids, iron, vitamin D, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, and folic acid.1Zinc malabsorption also occurs frequently in celiac disease2 and may result in zinc deficiency, even in people who are otherwise in remission.3 People with newly diagnosed celiac disease should be assessed for nutritional deficiencies by a doctor. Celiac patients who have not yet completely recovered should supplement with a high-potency multivitamin-mineral. Some patients may require even higher amounts of some of these vitamins and minerals—an issue that should be discussed with their healthcare practitioner. Evidence of a nutrient deficiency in a celiac patient is a clear indication for supplementation with that nutrient.

After commencement of a gluten-free diet, overall nutritional status gradually improves. However, deficiencies of some nutrients may persist, even in people who are strictly avoiding gluten. For example, magnesium deficiency was found in 8 of 23 adults with celiac disease who had been following a gluten-free diet and were symptom-free. When these adults were supplemented with magnesium for two years, their bone mineral density increased significantly.4

References

1. Connon JJ. Celiac disease. In: Shils ME, Olson JA, Shike M, eds. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1994, 1062.

2. Crofton RW, Glover SC, Ewen SWB, et al. Zinc absorption in celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis: a test of small intestinal function. Am J Clin Nutr 1983;38:706-12.

3. Solomons NW, Rosenberg IH, Sandstead HH. Zinc nutrition in celiac sprue. Am J Clin Nutr 1976;29:371-5.

4. Rude RK, Olerich M. Magnesium deficiency: possible role in osteoporosis associated with gluten-sensitive enteropathy. Osteoporos Int 1996;6:453-61.

Crohn’s Disease
Dose: 80 to 1,000 mcg daily  

In people with Crohn's disease, vitamin K deficiency can result from malabsorption due to intestinal inflammation or bowel surgery, from chronic diarrhea, or from dietary changes necessitated by food intolerance. In addition, Crohn's disease is often treated with antibiotics that have the potential to kill beneficial vitamin K–producing bacteria in the intestines. Vitamin K levels were significantly lower in a group of people with Crohn's disease than in healthy people. Moreover, the rate of bone loss in the Crohn's disease patients increased with increasing degrees of vitamin K deficiency.1 When combined with earlier evidence that vitamin K is required to maintain healthy bones, this study suggests that vitamin K deficiency is a contributing factor to the accelerated bone loss that often occurs in people with Crohn's disease.

References

1. Duggan P, O'Brien M, Kiely M, et al. Vitamin K status in patients with Crohn's disease and relationship to bone turnover. Am J Gastroenterol 2004;99:2178-85.

Morning Sickness
Dose: Refer to label instructions  

Vitamin K and vitamin C, taken together, may provide relief of symptoms for some women. In one study, 91% of women who took 5 mg of vitamin K and 25 mg of vitamin C per day reported the complete disappearance of morning sickness within three days.1 Menadione was removed from the market a number of years ago because of concerns about potential toxicity. Although some doctors still use a combination of vitamin K1 (the most prevalent form of vitamin K in food) and vitamin C for morning sickness, no studies on this treatment have been done.

References

1. Merkel RL. The use of menadione bisulfite and ascorbic acid in the treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1952;64:416-8.

Vitamin K is needed for proper bone formation and blood clotting. In both cases, vitamin K does this by helping the body transport calcium. Vitamin K is used by doctors when treating an overdose of the drug warfarin. Also, doctors prescribe vitamin K to prevent excessive bleeding in people taking warfarin but requiring surgery.

There is promising preliminary evidence that vitamin K2 (not vitamin K1), may improve a group of blood disorders known as myelodysplastic syndromes,1 which carry a significantly increased risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia.

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Supplemental Facts

Ingredients


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 capsules
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine Mononitrate) 50 mg 2941%
Coenzyme Vitamin B2 (R-5-P) 50 mg 1871%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 10 mg 50%
Vitamin B3a (Niacinamide) 40 mg 200%
Vitamin B5 (D-Calcium Pantothenate) 250 mg 2500%
Coenzyme Vitamin B6 (P-5-P) 50 mg 2500%
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 500 mcg 8300%
Coenzyme Folic Acid (L-5 Methyltetrahydrofolate) 400 mcg 100%
Biotin 300 mg **
Inositol 50 mg **
Choline Bitartrate 50 mg **
Raw Whole-Food Proprietary Blend
Raw Whole Food Sprout Powders (Alfalfa, Quinoa, Mung Bean, Millet & Brocolli - containing 3500ppm sulfurophane), Raw Plant Enzyme Blend (Lipase, Lactase, Invertase, Protease, Hemicellulase, Cellulase, Alpha-Galactosidase, Amylase, Bromelain, Papain, Acid-Stable Protease, Maltase), Raw Probiotic Blend (Acicophilus DDS-1 Strain ? 200 million CFU?s, B. Bifidum ? 200 million CFU?s),Whole Food Pomegranate Juice Powder, Raw Whole Food Freeze-Dried Acai Powder, Whole Food Goji Fruit Extract, Whole Food Mangosteen Hull Powder, Whole Food Noni Fruit Powder, Fructo-Oligosaccharides, Whole Food Chlorella Powder, Whole Food Spirulina Powder, Resveratrol (Standardized from Polygonum Cuspidatum)
100 mg **
*Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients: Vegetable Capsule, Tocotriene Complex.



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