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Dr. Warren Foster
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Phytonadione (Overview)

Phytonadione is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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Is it safe to take phytonadione while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take phytonadione while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Generally: Vitamin k may be taken by the mother but it is not a subsitute for giving vit k to the infant usually intramuscularly but may be given by several oral doses. Vit k is important to prevent hemolytic disease of the newborn and needs to be given to the infant. However, mothers may also take this for her own health but is usually not needed if she has a normal gut flora. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Phytonadione (Overview)

Phytonadione is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent (nutritional or metabolic agent).


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What exactly is the function of vitamin k?

What exactly is the function of vitamin k?

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. ...Read more

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If the oral route for Vitamin K administration cannot be used and IV is unsafe and s/c administration is not very effective is the IM route effective?

If the oral route for Vitamin K administration cannot be used and IV is unsafe and s/c administration is not very effective is the IM route effective?

YES: Intramuscular administration will generally assure reasonable distribution of the drug within a dependable period.The generous circulation in that area and the milking action of muscle contraction help with distribution. ...Read more

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I am on low dose aspirin for MTHFR. Should I avoid prenatals with vitamin K since it works to clot the blood?

I am on low dose aspirin for MTHFR. Should I avoid prenatals with vitamin K since it works to clot the blood?

NO!!!: Vitamin K is ESSENTIAL for good health and your baby could have bleeding problems if you are deficient. While lack of Vit K increases bleeding, taking Vit K does NOT increase risk of clots. See http://bit.ly/1nzsOh0 for more on K. You should be taking the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid). For more on MTHFR issues see http://tinyurl.com/ke838e7 & http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2013/10/mthfr.html ...Read more

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Can a person overdose on vitamin K when eating spinach?

Can a person overdose on vitamin K when eating spinach?

No: Vitamin k is a fat-soluble vitamin used by the body to help with blood clotting. Spinach is rich in vitamin k, with a cup of raw spinach containing about 145 micrograms (0.145 mg). Daily doses of vitamin k as high as 135 mg (equivalent to 930 cups of raw spinach!) have not been shown to affect clotting. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phytonadione while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Generally: Vitamin k may be taken by the mother but it is not a subsitute for giving vit k to the infant usually intramuscularly but may be given by several oral doses. Vit k is important to prevent hemolytic disease of the newborn and needs to be given to the infant. However, mothers may also take this for her own health but is usually not needed if she has a normal gut flora. ...Read more

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What is vitamin k?

What is vitamin k?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandeep Khosla
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