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What can you tell me about vitamin k?

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Dr. Robert Choate
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Gut production: when the intestines are colonized by bacteria of the correct strains, vitamin K will be produced which participate in production of blood clotting factors; newborns in the first week of life do not have this ability

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is vitamin k?

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Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
Specializes in Family Medicine
An essential vitamin: Vitamin k is essential for our blood to form clots and stop us from bleeding. It may also be involved in bone health. Vitamin k is in kale, spinach, turnip greens, collards, swiss chard, mustard greens, parsley, romaine, green leaf lettuce, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. The bacteria in your intestinal tract make some vitamin k also.

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