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Importance of Vitamin K For Our Body

Posted by Sashikant on Mon, Oct 16, 2017  
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What is Vitamin K

 

Vitamin K, also known as anti-hemorrhagic and phytomenadione, is a fat-soluble vitamin (lipid solubility). In this way it needs fats ingested to be absorbed by the body.

 

Functions in the body:

 

- Act in the blood coagulation process;

 

- Activate osteocalcin (important bone protein);

 

- Inhibit vascular calcification, making it difficult to form plaques in the arteries.

 

Health Problems Caused by Vitamin K Deficiency:

 

- Hemorrhages

 

- Deficiency in blood clotting process

 

- Formation of hardened plaques in the arteries

 

Main Sources:

 

- Green vegetable leaves (cabbage, cabbage, lettuce, Broccoli, chard, spinach, etc.)

 

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