Category Archives: Vitamin K

Vitamin K1 is found in green vegetables and excellent sources are ‘greens’ like spinach, kale and broccoli. Vitamin K1 has been recognised as being important in maintaining a healthy blood clotting system and fighting Osteoporosis. Vitamin K2 like K1 is recognised as beneficial towards osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases including arterial calcification prevention. More recent research for K2 is its potentially positive effects in fighting Alzheimer’s disease and a range of cancers. Vitamin K2 may also reduce the effects of varicose veins and skin aging.

Cytoplan & ‘The Nutrition Gap’

When it comes to nutrition the philosophy at Cytoplan is that: a) There is a ‘Nutrition Gap’ in the population, supported by research, which means most people are not getting the nutrients they need for health from their diet. b) Nutritional supplements can bridge this gap when they contain the appropriate levels of nutrients; and also when the nutrients within are in a bioeffective form (for example ‘Food State and Wholefood’). Continue reading  ▶

Bone Health Nutrients

Supporting Good Bone Health Throughout Life

The correct nutrition to support good bone health is essential at all stages of life. In this article we cover the main vitamin and mineral nutrients that you will find most commonly referred to in respect of beneficial bone health. These nutrients are applicable from pregnancy through to old-age. Continue reading  ▶

Osteoporosis and Menopause

Menopause and Osteoporosis

Menopause is a time of change and an important change in nutritional requirements too. And for those women in ‘perimenopause’, the transitional stage prior to menopause when oestrogen levels start to fall, a focus on gradually adapting your diet to meet the needs of menopause is a good idea. Continue reading  ▶

Omega 3 and Childrens Learning

Health & Nutrition in the News

A review of recent health related research stories that made the news with five items comprising: ‘Low Omega-3 could explain why some children struggle with reading’; ‘Bacteria responsible for gum disease facilitates development and progression of rheumatoid arthritis’; ‘Nutritional supplement intervention may have significant benefits in hospital’; ‘Three-year low-dose menaquinone-7 (Vitamin K2) supplementation helps decrease bone loss in healthy postmenopausal women’ and ‘Exercise when you’re pregnant ‘and you’ll have a brighter baby’. Continue reading  ▶

Fruit and veg suppliments

Health & Nutrition in the News

We present a review of recent health related research stories that made the news with five items comprising: High fruit and veg consumption can increase life expectancy; A rise in Vitamin K supplement popularity; More men taking daily vitamins; Higher omega-3 levels linked to lower risk of depressive symptoms in women; can blueberry flavonoids boost heart health? Continue reading  ▶