It is a fat soluble vitamin.
It plays an important role in blood clotting. It has also important role in protection of heart and keeps the bones strong. Sometimes it is referred as "the forgotten vitamin" because major benefits are overlooked. Typically it is not a dietary supplement, actually it is a group of compounds.
Types Of Vitamin K
THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF VITAMIN K WHICH ARE GIVEN BELOW:
The main source is plants, green vegetables. It directly enters the liver and helps to maintain blood clotting.
It is made from bacteria which lies on gastrointestinal walls and keeps your bones, tissue and blood vessels healthy.
It is a synthetic form and may cause toxicity.
Sources Of Vitamin K
IT IS FOUND IN FOLLOWING FOODS:
Deficiency Of Vitamin K:
Deficiency of vitamin K is rare but it is due to abnormal absorption of vitamin K which may be due to malfunction of liver and problem in metabolism.
THE COMMON SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH DEFICIENCY OF VITAMIN K ARE FOLLOWING:
Benefits Of Vitamin K
It is also known as Clotting Vitamin. It has important role in blood clotting.
VITAMIN K IS USEFUL IN VARIOUS DISEASED CONDITIONS WHICH ARE GIVEN BELOW:
Dosage Of Vitamin K
The dose of vitamin K recommend on the basis of person should get each day. It depends upon age, gender and other factors such as pregnancy, breast feeding or any illness.
DOSE FOR INFANTS
DOSE FOR CHILDREN
DOSE FOR ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS
Don't Forget The Fat
It is fat soluble vitamin then it requires fat for proper absorption. So don't forget take little amount of fat in your diet. It also helps in absorption of vitamin D and plays important role in protecting the brain, nervous and endocrine system.