VITAMIN K is a fat soluble vitamin.
There exist K1, and nine varieties of K2 vitamins, which, together, are responsible for the production of the elements in the blood needed for clotting, and plays an essential role in bone development and vascular health. Cardiovascular fitness, bone strength and overall longevity are thought to be related to Vitamin K.
K1 is found in green leafy plants and plays a key role in photosynthesis.
🦠The nine varieties of K2 are created from the bacterial reactions in a healthy gut microbiome.
💉Supplementation is not normal, except for an injection that some newborns receive to prevent Vitamin K deficiency-related bleeding. Newborns do not yet have a well-established gut microbiome and transfer through breast milk from mother to baby is not often enough.
💊Those at risk for a Vitamin K deficiency include people taking prescription blood thinners like warfarin, those with gut-absorption disorders, and people taking certain antibiotics.
Food Sources of Vitamin K include:
The statements in these articles are based on research and personal knowledge, but in NO WAY constitute medical advice. Please consult with a physician to discuss how any supplements will interact with any prescribed mediation.