Check out our simple guide to Vitamin K and see the featured supplier at the foot of the page :
|Important for :
||Production of prothrombin, for blood clotting; bone formation and repair; conversion of glucose into glycogen for storage; reducing fatigue; increasing resistance to infection;
||The majority of vitamin K is synthesized by bacteria normally present in the intestines.
Found in; asparagus; broccoli; Brussels sprouts; cabbage; cauliflower; dark green leafy vegetables; egg yolks; liver; oatmeal; oats; rye; soybeans; and wheat.
Herbs; including alfalfa; green tea; kelp; nettle; oat straw
|Possible deficiency symptoms :
||Internal bleeding and non-clotting of blood; fatigue; poor healing of wounds.
|Hinders maximum absorption :
||Antibiotics interfere with the body's absorption of vitamin K. This is because they kill the bacteria in the intestines that synthesise the vitamin.
|Additional Information :
||Not necessary to take as supplements in most cases.