Vitamin K: the vitamin K benefits for your health

February 8, 2010

Diets & Nutrition

Also called antihemorrhagic, vitamin K is soluble and is involved in blood clotting. It occurs naturally in the body so it is not usually part of the commerce drugs. Vitamin K withstands heat but not light in the presence of oxygen and alkaline environments.

Recommended daily dose of vitamin K: 10-55 mcg

Vitmain K Sources

• Vitamin K is produced by our own intestinal flora, in a 50% percentage. The rest comes from green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, cabbage, peas and cauliflower.

Vitamin K benefits for your health:
• It interferes with blood clotting, the principal element in the production of prothrombin, the natural procoagulant agent;
• It participates in the attachment of proteins and in calcium metabolism.

Useful health tips about vitamin K
• Antibiotics attack the intestinal flora that produces vitamin K, to restore it, it is recommended to eat yogurt;
• People who use anticoagulants to prevent strokes, and cerebral vascular accidents should not take extra vitamin K;
• People with nasal bleeding should eat foods rich in vitamin K.

Find out more health benefits of vitamins and minerals.

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