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 Posted 3/6/2012 12:56:03 PM
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I noticed the super booster has now 200 mcg MK-7. Seems like a good move as one of the foremost authorities has said about 180 mcg is about optimal. The regular super K formula still has 100 mcg so this should probably be upgraded.

MK-7 could be added to 'bone restore', a nice combination. It could also be added to vitamin D supplements, another good combination.

Astaxanthin could be added to the super omega 3 formula, I've read where it helps the omega 3's, forget where I saw this but probably from Mercola.com where they have some interesting articles.

I know the changes of formulas is something people like to look. Monitoring how LEF is making changes as time goes by.

Anyone else have some changes they'd like to see?


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 Posted 3/6/2012 1:11:43 PM
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Mr George, thanks for your comments, which have been brought to the attention of Life Extension's Product Development department. 

Life Extension does offer Vitamins D and K with Sea Iodine http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements/Item01472/Vitamins-D-and-K-with-Sea-Iodine.html which contains menaquinone 4 and menaquinone 7.  It is also contained in Dr Strum's Intensive Bone Formula http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements/Item01506/Dr-Strums-Intensive-Bone-Formula.html  Furthermore, it can be added as a separate supplement http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements/Item01225/Low-Dose-Vitamin-K2-Menaquinone-7-MK-7.html to one's regimen if more is desired. 


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Thanks Dye, it looks like I've missed some of these updates.

It's also nice to see upgrades happening where I think they should, it gives me a feeling I know what I'm doing. Smile


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I absolutely agree. It has no much sense Super Booster has more MK-7 K2 than Super K product.

So, Super K clearly should be upgraded with more MK-7 K2. (I take Super K to balance my high dose of vitamin D3)

Also, interesting proposal of MrGeorge about astaxanthin in a future upgrade of Super Omega 3. 

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 Posted 3/7/2012 4:38:20 PM
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I posted this on another thread but since we seem to have the LEF product development's attention on this chain I'll repost here with further discussion: 

I would like to see tocotrienols as well as more carotenoids added to the Booster for a number a reasons: 

1. My understanding is that one of the purposes of the Booster is to provide an oil based pill for essential fat-soluble nutrients that are not adequately covered in the LEF Mix.  Tocotrienols and carotenoids fit this bill.  

2. If taking alpha tocopherol without gamma/delta/beta tocopherol is potentially dangerous (which LEF has been correctly trying to tell everyone for a very long time), then it is possible that taking the tocopherols w/out tocotrienols is potentially dangerous.  To my understanding, and I could be wrong here, there really isn't much research on this issue but it could be an important one and I doubt LEF would want to be wrong on this one since they've been hammering away at the alpha/gamma tocopherol issue for so long.    

3 (and this is related to reason 1). (More) carotenoids in the Booster (such as astaxanthin) makes sense because they are important (arguably essential) fat soluble nutrients like vitamin e, k, that are not adequately covered in the LEF Mix

I understand that these ingredients will add to the cost but they seem important for optimizing the purposes/safety of a "booster" pill.  plus, I could be off here, but it seems to me that the Booster is a little overpriced as is so perhaps adding the tocotrienols/cartenoids won't have to result in a painful price "boost." 

And as long as we are on this topic, I think that modest though clinically effective doses of resveratrol and curcumin should be added to the LEF Mix/Booster package because they are well-researched nutrients w/ likely health benefits (similar to nearly all the other nutrients included in the LEF Mix/Booster products).  The more appropriate place for them is probably the Mix over the Booster because they do not require an oil-based environment (as far as I am aware) but they could be also be placed in the Booster. 

just my two cents.  have a great week everyone. 
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would it be "bad" or harmful to consume LEF Mix, Super Booster and the Tocotrienol product?
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No, unless one had a medical condition or product sensitivity that recommended against the use of any of the components.

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why add more MK7 vs MK 4?
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why add more MK7 vs MK 4?


MK-7 and MK-4 have some studies that show effectiveness. I don't know if they have been studied individually though.

MK-7 builds up in your system where MK-4 does not. For this reason MK-7 would continue to work and should provide around the clock effects.

There is no danger of taking too much MK-7 within reasonable limits so this isn't a worry if you have several formulations that contain it.

I have read from one of the foremost authorities that 180 mcg of MK-7 is optimal, meaning that this woud be the minimal amount taken to obtain maximum benefits.


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  Anyone know about the relationship between Warfarin Sodium [Coumadin] and the different forms of Vitamin K?

  Is the interaction mainly from the K1 form of Vitamin K?  If so, is it OK to supplement with the K2 forms of Vitamin K?  Anyway, I believe that Vitamin K supplementation will stabalize coagulation levels by minimizing the effects of variance in dietary Vitamin K.

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  My mom's cardioligist just added Warfarin Sodium to her prescriptions.  (The same cardioligist who oversaw my mom's usage of Plavix and Statin drugs - both which have been discontinued because of very significant adverse effects.)  Of course he said she should immediately stop her supplementation with Omega-3 from Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Fruit Extract (Enteric Coated) and Low Dose 81 mg Aspirin - which doesn't make me happy!

  She also takes extra Vitamin E, Ginko Biloba, and Vitamin K from Super Booster Softgels with Advanced K2 Complex, as well as DHA Omega-3's in Cognitex with Pregnenolone & Neuro-Protection Complex, CoQ10 from Super CoQ10 with Enhanced Mitochondrial Support, and concentrated cranberry from Optimized Cran-Max with UTIRose.  He'll probably want to eliminate all of these supplements as well because of the ingrediaents which can interact with Warfarin Sodium [Coumadin].

  To me eliminating all the positive effects of these supplements (including the already discontinued Omega-3 EPA/DHA and low dose aspirin) is like throwing the "baby out with bath water" in order to prevent interaction with Warfarin Sodium [Coumadin].  All this for a compound that was initially introduced as a pesticide against rats and mice - doesn't instill confidence in it's health benefits to me.
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