Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for blood clotting and bone health. It helps in the synthesis of certain proteins necessary for these processes, contributing to overall health and well-being.

More about Vitamin K

Vitamin K is divided into two main forms: K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (menaquinone). While K1 is abundant in leafy green vegetables, K2 is found in fermented foods and animal products. The vitamin plays a crucial role in coagulation, preventing excessive bleeding, and promoting bone mineralization. Additionally, it may have potential benefits for cardiovascular and bone health, as well as in regulating blood sugar levels.

Some food sources of vitamin K include kale, spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and green tea. Supplements are also available, but it's essential to consult a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen.

Benefits of vitamin K include:

  • Promoting blood clotting
  • Supporting bone health
  • Potential cardiovascular benefits
  • Regulating blood sugar levels