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K2 + D3 for Neurological Support


K2 + D3 for Neurological Support

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Vitamins K2 + D3 are more biolotically available forms of Vitamins D and K.  Thee vitamins, normally associated with increased calcium absorption and bone health, also have research indicating they provide neurological support, by protecting against glutamate excitoxicity.*

D3, which is active form of Vitamin D that our body manufactures through sunlight tanning our skin, has been shown in a study to be neuroprotective when neurons are exposed excessive levels of glutamates, resulting in reduced neuronal cell death. (1)*

Vitamin K2 reduces levels of glutamates by converting glutamates to forms used in other metabolic processes in the body, reducing oxidative stress that contributes to neuronal death.  (2)  K2 inhibits glutathione depletion-mediated oxidative stress in the developing brains of infants and chldren. (2)*

* These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA.  This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please note that supplements are non-refundable, once opened.

1. Chronic vitamin D3 treatment protects against neurotoxicity by glutamate in association with upregulation of vitamin D receptor mRNA expression in cultured rat cortical neurons.  Hideo Taniura,
Minoru Ito, Noriko Sanada, Nobuyuki Kuramoto, Yu Ohno, Noritaka Nakamichi andYukio Yoneda*.  Journal of Neuroscience Research, 6 March 2006.  Link to Abstract.

2. Novel Role of Vitamin K in Preventing Oxidative Injury to Developing Oligodendrocytes and Neurons. Jianrong Li1,Judith C. Lin2,Hong Wang1,James W. Peterson3,Barbara C. Furie2,Bruce Furie2,Sara L. Booth3,Joseph J. Volpe1, andPaul A. Rosenberg, The Journal of Neuroscience, 2 July 2003, 23(13): 5816-5826; link to abstract


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