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K (Vitamin K)
Vitamin K is necessary for proper bone formation and blood clotting. It is administered to all new-born infants to prevent the development of deficiencies, a risk in breast-fed infants. Leafy green vegetables are the best source of vitamin K. The natural vegetable form of vitamin K is called phylloquinone.
Vitamin K is needed for the proper transport of Calcium in the body. For this reason, it is essential for proper bone formation and blood clotting. Vitamin K also enhances the effects of calcium on these functions.
Deficiencies in vitamin K can cause uncontrolled bleeding, although the condition occurs rarely. Individuals with certain malabsorption diseases and breast-fed babies are at increased risk of vitamin K deficiency.
65-80 mg daily.
Eating vegetables can be sufficient to obtain the daily requirement.
Phylloquinone does not appear to cause any side effects.
The action of some prescription blood thinners may be disrupted by vitamin K. Only under medical supervision should people taking these drugs use Vitamin K supplementation.
Food (mcg/ 100 g)
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