Vitamin K Sources


What are the vitamin k sources where you can get this in your food? This is the basic question we answer in this article....



kIn addition to the most basic sources of vitamin k we will also look at some of the known characteristics, benefits, and precautions related to this vitamin.

Vitamin K Sources

The most common food sources of this vitamin include:

  • safflower oil

  • blackstrap molasses

  • eggs

  • yogurt

  • swiss chard

  • oatmeal

  • beef liver

  • kale

  • kelp

  • green leafy vegetables

  • cauliflower

  • fish

  • soy oil

  • alfalfa

  • tomatoes

Benfits and uses

Vitamin K helps blood in clodding (prothrombin). It prevents hemorhaging, and bruising.  It is useful in preventing osteoporosis.. It has been used as an aid to reduce excessive mentrual flow. Vita K is a fat soluable vitamin so it is stored in the body. It is also partly in the intestines which some people refer to as intestinal floria.

Enemies

It is destroyed by antibiotics so supplements are often required after a person has used these. Other known enemies of this vitamin include x-rays and radiation, freezing (as in frozen foods), aspirin, polluted air and mineral oil. Anticoagulants, Chloramphenicol, Clofibrate, Kanamyacin, Penilillin, Prooantheline, Tetracyclines and Sulfonamides are all considered harmful to this vitamin K.


Tips and hints

  • Yougurt is a good natural defense against a deficiency of this vitamin.
  • This vitamin is not normally contained in multi-vitamin supplements.
  • Increasing natural sources of this vitamin can be helpful if you suffer from frequent nosebleeds. (Example alfalfa tablets.)
  • If you need to use a bloof thinner (anticoagulant) using this vitamin may produce conflicting effects even if from natural sources. Consult your doctor about this.

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