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what is another name for vitamin k?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Phytonadione: Phytonadione is another name.

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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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What exactly is the function of vitamin k?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Clotting: Vitamin k function: • vitamin k is necessary for normal blood clotting and synthesis of proteins found in plasma, bone, and kidneys. Vitamin k sources: • vitamin k is found in spinach, lettuce, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, wheat bran, organ meats, cereals, some fruits, meats, dairy products, eggs. Wikipedia has very detailed information.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Where should I buy vitamin K cream over the counter? What is it useful for?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
It sounds like: You are buying it just to buy it...Maybe something you read? Vit k is needed for proper clotting and is not a supplement you need unless you have clotting issues and a hematologist has recommended it. Dark leafy greens contain vitamin k and it should be enough for your health. It is best to get our vitamins form foods first. Supplement for specific deficiencies.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is there any need to take extra vitamin k?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: Most do not require extra vit k. Vit k may be beneficial for a select group of patients - those with intravenous feedings, those with malabsorption and those on long term antibiotics. Sometime pts with difficult to control INR while on Coumadin (warfarin) are given low dose vit k to help regularize their numbers.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are some foods that are high in vitamin k?

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Dr. James Cummings
Dr. James Cummings answered
Neonatology 39 years experience
Green leafy foods: Vitamin k is found in many foods, including some grains and fruits, but the major source is green leafy vegetables, with kale, collards, spinach, swiss chard and turnip greens having the highest concentrations.

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