Vitamin K

Vitamin K is necessary for formation of prothrombin which is required for blood clotting.

Vitamin K is essential for normal liver functioning and important in maintaining vitality and longevity. also aids the absorption of calcium in bone.

Aids in protecting against osteoporosis, and in reducing excessive menstrual flow.

Found in kelp, alfalfa, green plants, leafy green vegetables, cow's milk, yogurt, egg yolks, black strap molasses, polyunsaturated oils, fish liver oils.

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin. This means any of the vitamin your body doesn't need immediately is stored in the liver for future use.

You should be able to get all the vitamin K you need by eating a varied and balanced diet based on natural foods ideally in season.

Vitamin K can also be produced by bacteria within our intestines.

Symptoms of Vitamin K deficiency are unusual bleeding, such as from the gums, nose, or gastrointestinal tract, and unexplained bruising.

Vitamin K deficiency may be caused by excessive amounts of anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin or dicumarol and a prolonged use of antibiotics which destroy the intestinal bacteria that create Vitamin K.

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