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:
- Deficiency in blood clotting process
- Formation of hardened plaques in the arteries
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