What is vitamin k?

Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting to repair injuries. Without vitamin K, a bleeding wound will not heal. As you can see, vitamin K is therefore essential.

There are three different forms of vitamin K. The first variant of the vitamin K is vitamin K1, also known as phylloquinone. This is the form of vitamin K which is in the types of plant foods. It is interesting to note that Vitamin K is found in most plants. The second form of vitamin K is vitamin K2, aka menaquinone. This type of vitamin K is made up of friendly bacteria in the intestines. Thirdly, there is vitamin K3 which is also known as menadione and is actually an artificial form of vitamin K. These three types of K vitamin end up in the liver where it is used to create the blood clotting substances.

Unknown to many, the best natural source of vitamin K are green leafy vegetables. Because the friendly bacteria in the intestine makes vitamin K by itself, it is quite rare that a person will suffer from vitamin K deficiency. Therefore, vitamin K supplements are

2 Responses

  1. Thank heavens for our naturally occuring vitamin K
    Dr.David Black

  2. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting.
    Dr.David Black

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