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Ostea K2
Evidence-Based, Bone Density & Cardiovascular Support

Natural Healthy Bone Density

Designed exclusively to support healthy bone density & mineralization, Ostea K2 is a new paradigm product providing essential nutrients that support a healthy musculo-skeletal system, based on the latest scientific research and features Natural Vitamin K2, specifically Menaquinone 7 (MK-7) which supports healthy bone density. Ostea K2 is available in small, easy-to-swallow vegetarian capsules for convenient dosing.


Contains Only Laboratory Qualified Vitamin K-2 (MK7)*

Current scientific research has identified other valuable dietary factors that positive impact bone density. Researchers found that Natural Vitamin K2 (specifically Menaquinone 7, also called MK-7) from natto (soy) has been linked to stabilization of bone proteins, thereby positively impacting bone density. Not only is Natural Vitamin K2 (particularly MK-7) important for healthy bones, scientists have discovered that MK-7 supports cardiovascular health.

Pure Scientific's parent company worked with a preeminent laboratory to develop the validated analytical laboratory methods used to identify real and pure MK-7 in Vitamin K2. Only qualified, laboratory-certified MK-7 is used in Ostea K2 because this is ideal form documented in the latest published scientific literature. Current research shows that MK-7 has a much longer half life (stays in the body longer) than other forms of Vitamin K2, such as MK-4, making it the Vitamin K2 form of choice for bone density support.


The Calcium Paradox: Why Calcium Won't Improve Bone Density
The Nurses Health Study

The WHI CaD study is the largest study ever conducted on calcium supplementation reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed over 36,000 post menopausal women for 7 years. Half the women took 1,000 mg of Calcium & 400 IU of Vitamin D daily; the other half took a placebo. The study showed that women taking placebos had a fracture rate (indicator of bone density) of 14/10,000. The fracture rate for women taking supplements was only 10/10,000. While the trend is favorable, the message of the study is that "Calcium & Vitamin D are not enough," reported Dr. Joel S. Finkelstein, an osteoporosis researcher at the Massachussets General Hospital in Boston.

"With the widespread marketing of calcium and vitamin D, many women believe that they are completely protected against the development of Osteoporosis if they are taking these supplements. This study should help correct this important misconception and allow more women to receive optimal therapy for bone health." He concludes, "It is a good start, but women at higher risk need to know it is not enough."

Finkelstein, JS. Calcium plus vitamin D for post menopausal women -- Bone Appetit? N Engl J Med 2006; 354:750-752.

Even Vitamin K2 Alone is Not Enough

Osteoporosis International reported no benefits to bone health after 12 months of supplementation with 360 micrograms of vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7, MK-7).

However, Professor Cees Vermeer at the VitaK research center in Maastricht, a global leader in vitamin K research, said that the new study did not fulfill criteria in order to fully examine if vitamin K2 could affect bone health, specifically noting that each arm of the study should contain at least 50 people, and that the study should last for at least two years.

A number of previous studies appear to support the benefits of vitamin K for bone health. A significant body of evidence also exists supporting a role for K2 in cardiovascular health. Emerging evidence also supports a potential role for joint health.

Osteoporosis International, Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1007/s00198-009-1126-4, “Vitamin K2 supplementation does not influence bone loss in early menopausal women: a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial” Authors: N. Emaus, C. G. Gjesdal, B. Almas, M. Christensen, A. S. Grimsgaard, G. K. R. Berntsen, L. Salomonsen and V. Fonnebo

Ostea K2 is a bone density support formula of synergistic ingredients for men and women.

Ostea K2 Highlights*

  • Laboratory-certified Natural Vitamin K-2 (MK-7)
  • Vitamin D-3 1,200 IU
  • Strontium from 3 sources(stable, not readioactive Strontium)
  • Boron from Citrate & Amino Acid Chelate
  • Organically-bound Silcon from Bamboo
  • Folate from Folic acid & Folinic acid
  • B-12 from Methylcobalamin
  • Trace elements in multiple molecular forms

Herbal Bone Density Support*

Ostea K2 Herbal Complex is based on scientific evidence of meaningful impact on healthy bone density.

  • Cissus quadrangularis extract
  • Salvia miltiorrhizia root std. to Tanshinones
  • Forskolin from Coleus forskolii
  • Drynaria fortunei rhizome extract
  • Epimedium sagittatum rhizome extract
  • Eucommia cortex extract
  • Rehmannia glutinosa root extract
  • Policosanol

Antioxidant Support*

Free radicals can impact bone density, making antioxidant supplementation essential. Ostea K2™ contains a proprietary blend of premium antioxidants for optimal antioxidant status to counter the effects of time on your body.

For technical information including a Grand Rounds Presentation, please contact practitionercare@purescientific.com.

Ostea K2 PubMed Citations Available Upon Request

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

Summary of Benefits
  • Small, easy to swallow vegetarian capsules
  • Smal capsule size offers practitioners more flexibility in customizing patient dosage - 3 small capsules deliver therapeutic dose of MK-7
  • Supports bone density at 3 levels: nutritional, botanical & antioxidant
  • Contains Vitamin K-2, specifically Menaquinone 7 which is linked to stabilization of bone proteins
  • Research in animal models has linked Vitamin K-2 deficiency to arterial calcification
  • Contains stable strontium (not radioactive) from 3 sources - which is documented to support to bone density in published scientific literature
  • Men & women need to consider bone density, which is affected by carbonated beverages, caffeine intake, stress, aging, lifestyle & environmental factors