Benefits Of Vitamin K

benefits of vitamin k

The benefits of vitamin K, food sources of vitamin k and some facts about vitamin k, a very important vitamin, but also one of the less well known.

Facts About This Vitamin

  • It is a fat-soluble vitamin
  • Can be produced by your body using bacteria found in the intestines
  • There are 2 natural forms of vitamin K...K1 and K2
  • The needs for vitamin K should be covered by the secretion of the saprophyte flora and by your food intake
  • Exposed to light, vitamin K loses some of its properties
  • Baby receives a vitamin K shot right after his birth to prevent bleeding into the brain (a rare problem) weeks after birth. Vitamin K plays a role in blood clotting and fetus has low level of this vitamin
  • In Canada, vitamin K is not a "natural health product". It's only available under prescription (but can be found in high quality supplements because they have been authorized by Health Canada)

Here Are Some Vitamin K Benefits

  • Plays an important role in blood clotting. It's provided by vitamin K1 which is provided by a diet rich in green vegetables
  • Helps to maintain strong bones and to prevent osteoporosis. It's provided by vitamin K2 which is provided by a diet rich in fish oil, liver, cheese, yogurt
  • Helps the body to absorb and to retain calcium
  • Helps fight artery calcification

Food Sources Of Vitamin K

  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Spinach
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Brocoli
  • Seaweed
  • Liver
  • Fish oil
  • Milk
  • Bread

This vitamin is very important. Make sure to eat the right food!

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