NattoPharma enters partnership with KD Pharma

NattoPharma and KD Nutra have entered into a partnership agreement to promote KD-PüR® high concentrate Omega-3s and MenaQ7® PharmaPure MK-7 combination

Oslo, Norway (24 june 2020) — NattoPharma has entered into a partnership agreement with KD Nutra – a KD Pharma Group company – to create an innovative cardiovascular-support ingredient that combines KD Nutra’s KD-PüR® high concentrate omega-3s with NattoPharma’s category leading nature-identical Vitamin K2, MenaQ7® PharmaPure MK-7.

The exclusive partnership for KD-Pür® EPA and DHA ≥ 70% Concentrates and MenaQ7® K2 is available as part of the K2ardio3™ Platform, and offers a variety of custom formulations including complementary CV ingredients such as plant sterols. KD’s formulation expertise allows for proprietary blends and delivery options.

Omega-3s are widely known and accepted for their cardiovascular benefits, and KD Pharma’s high concentrate ingredients speak directly to this advantage. KD-Pür® technology gently extracts and purifies Omega-3s in a pharmaceutical GMP certified facility. This advanced technology is capable of purifying highly sensitive Omega-3s without the use of excessive heat, chemical solvents (green technology) or oxygen.

NattoPharma will provide the missing piece of the cardiovascular puzzle with MenaQ7® PharmaPure MK-7: MenaQ7® is the only vitamin K2 as MK-7 clinically proven to provide benefits for heart health, including maintaining and promoting arterial flexibility.  MenaQ7® PharmaPure K2 was developed for its Rx division Kaydence Pharma and is part of several ongoing patient studies. Further, in addition to having two US patents for cardiovascular benefits, NattoPharma’s MenaQ7® is patent pending for the combination of omega-3s and vitamin K2.

“NattoPharma has been incubating a number of new concepts based on our high standard of clinical validation confirming true health benefits,” says NattoPharma CEO Kjetil Ramsøy. “KD Nutra’s rich history of innovation and stringent quality standards fits perfectly with NattoPharma’s principles, and the time is right to deliver an unsurpassed cardiovascular combination ingredient to the market.”

“With this exclusive partnership, KD Nutra’s K2ardio3™ platform can provide unique and comprehensive lipid and blood vessel management products for an increasing health aging demand,” says Scott Woodruff, CEO of KD Nutra.

 

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About KD Nutra

Founded in 1988, KD Pharma has focused on improving the quality and sensory aspects of the omega-3 fish oil. The company’s early work led to a patented process based on Super Critical Fluid (SCF) technology, which consists of two processes: Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) and Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC, both of which gently extract and purify polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as fish oil. Today, KD Pharma has multiple state-of-the-art purification technologies, which allow for the production of omega-3 fish oil that is unsurpassed in quality and purity, with concentrations as high as 99%. For more information, visit www.kdpharmagroup.com.

 

About NattoPharma and MenaQ7®

NattoPharma ASA, based in Norway, is the supplement industry world leader in vitamin K2 research and development. NattoPharma is the exclusive international supplier of MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7, the best documented, vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK-7) with guaranteed actives and stability, clinical substantiation, and international patents granted and pending; and now the new MenaQ7® Full Spectrum, which delivers menaquinones 6, 7, and 9. The company has a multi-year research and development program to substantiate and discover the health benefits of Vitamin K2 for applications in the marketplace for functional food and dietary supplements, in addition to exclusive access to the research efforts of its pharmaceutical arm, Kaydence Pharma AS (est. 2017), outside of the pharmaceutical domain. With a global presence, the company established its North American subsidiary, NattoPharma USA, Inc., in Edison, NJ, and NattoPharma R&D Ltd. in Cyprus. For more information, visit www.nattopharma.com or www.menaq7.com. For more information, please contact:

 

For more information:

Kate Quackenbush                                                          Patricia Roch Fierro

NattoPharma Director of Communications                      KD Nutra™ Global Marketing Communication Manager

E-mail: kate.quackenbush@nattopharma.com               Email: Patricia.Roch@marine-ingredients.com

About Us

NattoPharma, the world leader in Vitamin K2 Research and Development, has invested millions of dollars in in-vitro, in-vivo, and clinical studies to document the effects of MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7. This commitment has created the only patented and clinically validated K2 on the market. After establishing the first commercial Vitamin K2 with its flagship brand, MenaQ7®, NattoPharma has consistently answered and met market needs through the development of new production technologies:• In 2012, the company introduced MenaQ7® Crystals, which represented an important breakthrough in the new generation of Vitamin K2 products, producing the purest natural MK-7 available.• In 2014, NattoPharma introduced the only all-trans nature-identical synthesized Vitamin K2, MenaQ7® PURE. Not only did the company succeed in changing the market with MenaQ7® PURE – offering a high-quality, competitively priced ingredient – but its efforts were rewarded with the NutrAward for Best Functional Ingredient at Natural Products West/engredea 2015. Vitamin K2 is essential for the body to utilize calcium to build healthy, strong bones and to inhibit calcium deposits in the arteries. Published clinical studies have demonstrated the high bioavailability and proof of efficacy for Nattopharma’s all-trans MK-7 products in healthy and diseased populations, for bone and cardiovascular health. NattoPharma continues to build its competitive advantage through focuson IPR and has patents both granted and pending related to relevant healthbenefits and market segments, creating extra value for its customers. And NattoPharma staff consists of professionals people with longstanding experience in medical and biochemical research as well as pharmaceutical and food supplement development. By understanding and controlling the chemistry, NattoPharma provides the market all-trans MK-7 products, while our sales and marketing team has extensive knowledge of international market demands with which it supports our partners.

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