Vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin, is important for blood clotting, but also for the bone metabolism.
Vitamin K is made in part by the bacteria in the (large) bowel, from the age of about three months. These quantities are, in most cases is not sufficient, so that payment from the power supply is necessary. Vitamin K can be divided into vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and different forms of vitamin K2 (menaquinones). Green leafy vegetables contain lots of vitamin K1. In addition, vitamin K1 in vegetable oils and in smaller amounts in fruits, dairy and bread.'s
What are the effects of too much vitamin K?
There are well-known by a high intake of vitamin K in the diet or in the form of supplements. No adverse effects In practice, an excess of vitamin K is not for it.
What are the consequences of a lack of vitamin K?
A deficiency of vitamin K leads to a delayed blood clotting and bleeding can result. A vitamin K deficiency is rare and occurs mainly in newborn babies, people with severe impairment and recording patients on prolonged antibiotics have swallowed.
Antibiotics, the intestinal bacteria that produce vitamin K namely destroy. Newborn babies always have a vitamin K deficiency because this vitamin can not pass through the placenta.
Vitamin K2 we get mainly from cheese, egg, chicken, meat and dairy products. Supplements can contain both vitamin K1 and K2.