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Vitamin K 12 Benefits
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
Green Leafy Vegetables:
The best way to get the daily requirement of vitamin K is by eating food sources. Vitamin K is found in the
Green leafy vegetables, such as kale, spinach, turnip greens, collards, Swiss chard, mustard greens, parsley, romaine, and green leaf lettuce
Vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage
Fish, liver, meat, eggs, and cereals (contain smaller amounts) ...Read more
Vitamin K: Phytonadione is the chemical name for "vitamin K". Vit K contains two natural vitamers: Vit K1 and Vit K2. To make things more complicated, Vit K2 in turn, consists of a number of related subtypes. Names for Vit K1 are: phylloquinone, phytomenadione or phytonadione. Vit K2 homologues are called menaquinones. Synthetic types of Vit K also exist (K3, K4, K5) ...Read more
No substantial proof: An article in the Journal of the A A of Dermatology (10/06) concluded: “the evidence that topical vitamin E alone improves the appearance of blemishes, scars is poor. It is also associated with a high incidence of contact dermatitis. The use of vitamin E should, therefore, be discouraged.” As for vitamin K, in a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Derm. 04/04 most people found no change. ...Read more
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
Yes: A vitamin k shot at birth is the only truly proven way to prevent hemorrhagic disease - a severe bleeding disorder - in the newborn period. While some european countries use oral vitamin k, studies have not conclusively shown this therapy is equivalent. Long-term safety appears to be excellent. ...Read more
Helps blood clot: Vit K is necessary in the cascade for clotting. Infants dis not have enough Vit K in the old days and would present with fatal hemorrhaging at 7-8 days-called Hemmorhagic Disease of the Newborn. Fortunately this is rarely seen today. There is tremendous benefit at birth where the recommendation is for an injection of 1 mg right after birth. ...Read more
Improves clotting: A long time ago before we gave injections at birth of vit k, infants would have episodes of bleeding called hemorrhagic disease of the newborn. There were many fatalities. Since vit k is not present in sufficient quantities in breast & bottled milk, it is given to all infants at birth to improve clotting factors to prevent hemorrhaging. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No cause: There have been some vague reports, but nothing definitive. ...Read more
Mephyton (phytonadione) tablet: Mephyton (phytonadione) 5 mg tablet. Should be used under physician direction. (prescription drug). ...Read more
120 mcg/day: The fda provides an adequate intake for vit k, as opposed to a recommended daily allowance. Per the us fda, the ai of vitamin k for an adult male aged 45 is 120 micrograms/day. Please refer to http://iom. Edu/activities/nutrition/summarydris/~/media/files/activity%20files/nutrition/dris/rda%20and%20ais_vitamin%20and%20elements. Pdf and http://fnic. Nal. Usda. Gov/dietary-guidance/dri-tables. ...Read more
You will...: Vitamin k promotes clotting of blood by making more factors that promotes this. Greens and broccoli are rick in vitamin k. But people susceptible to clotting can be adversely affected, especially if on coumadin (warfarin). But for most of us this not a concern. ...Read more
Yes. IV bad choice.: The oral route and IV route are equally effective at correcting excessive anticoagulation. The IV route carries the risk of anaphylaxis. Therefore the IV route should not be used if the oral route is available. The SC route is NOT as effective as the oral or IV and should not be considered a first line option. ...Read more
Can you send me a link that shows the amount of Vitamin K in foods that one can buy in a supermarket?
Search online!: There are many links available online to websites that list amount of vitamin K in common foods. Just type your question in most browsers. Or check out http://www. Coumadin. Com/pdf/Foods_With_VitaminK. Pdf, http://nutritiondata. Self. Com/foods-000104000000000000000-1.html & http://ods. Od.nih. Gov/pubs/factsheets/coumadin1.pdf for starters. Best to eat same amount daily if you're taking Warfarin. ...Read more
Vitamin k is a cofactor in humans' ability to clot. When we don't have enough we have the potential to have severe bleeding. That is why brand new babies receive a dose of vitamin k.
Humans get most of their vitamin k from bacteria in their intestines although it also comes from some foods. ...Read more
Proper clotting: Vitamin k is required for the proper function of our clotting system. Failure to give newborns vitamin K, makes them at risk of spontaneous hemorrhage. The most worrisome would be into the brain (birth trauma) or with any surgical procedure. A single IM dose can protect baby until their body can generate the needed K from their diet.Gut germs convert the dietary K to an active form. ...Read more
Not so much: Bergamot is a type of orange that grows in italy, and is often used to flavor tea. Green teas may be rich in vitamin k -- not so much the bergamot in it, though. If you're on Coumadin (warfarin) or another blood thinning medication, your doctor will want to keep your bleeding time stable. ...Read more