Vitamin K2 Workshop at SupplySide West 2015; ISHF President Dr. Maresz to Join Expert Panel

SupplySide West Global Conference & Expo, the largest tradeshow for the dietary supplement, food and pharmaceutical industries in the United States, has announced it has added a Vitamin K2 Workshop to its list of events. Among the experts invited to participate is International Science and Health Foundation President Katarzyna Maresz, PhD.

According to event organizers, “Vitamin K2 is the last recognized vitamin in the West with a demonstrated deficiency. Pair this with epidemiological evidence – and now published human interventional supplement studies – showing Vitamin K2 is essential for bone and cardiovascular health at all stages of life.”K2 Workshop SSW-1

The session is entitled “Vitamin K2 Workshop: New Findings & Trends for Heart and Bone Health” will feature the following speakers:

  • Dennis Goodman, MD, cardiologist, director of integrative medicine at New York University, and author of Vitamin K2: The Missing Nutrient for Heart and Bone Health, will address Vitamin K2’s Impact on heart health and how it is being used in integrative medicine.
  • John Abernethy, president of Florida-based AMK Research Inc. will discuss Energy & Circulatory Wellness: Vitamin K2 has the ability to ameliorate chronic venous insufficiency, which can address a number of chronic health conditions.
  • Leon Schurgers, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry at University Maastricht and CARIM (the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht). will address Vitamin K2 as being the key vitamin in controlling vascular calcification, via activation of vitamin K-dependent proteins such as matrix Gla protein.
  • Katarzyna Maresz, PhD, president of the International Science and Health Foundation, will discuss the essential role Vitamin K2 plays in children’s bone health, specifically how children have the greatest need for K vitamins and that statistics indicate that vitamin K consumption is declining in Western societies.

“This event presents an amazing opportunity to directly address the manufacturers of fortified products and present the wealth of evidence showing that Vitamin K2 is in fact essential for the betterment of human health,” says Dr. Maresz. “I am honored to join this respected panel of speakers and look forward to advancing the understanding of this important nutrient.”

SupplySide West will take place October 5 – 9, 2015 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. The Vitamin K2 Workshop will take place on Friday October 9 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

SupplySide West is all about the exploration, discovery, innovation and marketing strategy around the development of finished consumer goods that drive the global business economy. The event, organized by Informa, highlights all that is new in the animal nutrition, beverage, cosmetics, dietary supplements, sports nutrition, food and pharmaceutical industries. For more information, visit


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