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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