“Bone vitamin No.2”.
(“Bone Vitamin No,1 = Vitamin
D). Vitamin K is a fat soluble
vitamin. Proteins found in bone tissue
are dependent on adequate vitamin
K levels. Supplementation helps to
Vitamin K is routinely given to newborn
(especially premature) babies to prevent
haemorrhagic disease of the newborn.
Gut bacteria can synthesize vitamin
K. However, newborn infants have a
low vitamin K level due to the lack
of gut bacteria in the first few days
Functions / Benefits
Promotes proper blood clotting (the
‘K’ comes from the German
Accelerates healing of bone fractures.
Increase bone formation in post-menopausal
Reduce urinary calcium excretion.
Involved in bone calcification and
Promotes healthy liver function.
Blue & black marks on the skin.
Bleeding and haemorrhaging.
Increased urinary calcium excretion.
Impairment of fat metabolism.
Deficiency is not normally observed.
This is due to the fact that our human
gut synthesizes a major portion of
our vitamin K needs.
Alfalfa. Broccoli. Brussels sprouts.
Cabbage and other leafy green vegetables.
Tomatoes. Cauliflower. Eggs. Fish
liver oil. Green tea. Kelp. Liver.
Meats. Soybeans. Rapeseed. Olive oils.
Whole grains. Yoghurt.
U.S. RDA : 300 mcg
EU RDA: 150mcg
Supplementation up to 300mcg is ok.
Mineral oil. Rancid oils. Radiation
/ X-rays. Aspirin. Antibiotics.
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