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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

Dr. Sandeep Khosla
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Vitamin K (Definition)

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in blood clotting. The body can store fat-soluble ...Read more


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Can vitamin K suppress hunger?

Can vitamin K suppress hunger?

Not normaly: Not at the normal dosage. Overdosing on vitamin k or chronically taking more than the rda can cause liver damage and suppress hunger (anorexia). ...Read more

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What foods are high in vitamin k?

What foods are high in vitamin k?

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

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What are other names for vitamin k?

What are other names for vitamin k?

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

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What can you tell me about vitamin k?

What can you tell me about vitamin k?

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 ...Read more

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Is vitamin K and e good for blemishes?

Is vitamin K and e good for blemishes?

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

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What amount vitamin K is in chloropyll?

Depends: Leafy green vegetables are a good source of vit k. it depends on the source. ...Read more

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Are cactus -nopalaes high in vitamin k?

Are cactus -nopalaes high in vitamin k?

Depends: 100grams of nopales is rated to give you 4.4% of your rda of vitamin k. ...Read more

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Is there any need to take extra vitamin k?

Is there any need to take extra vitamin k?

Yes: Most peope are deficient in most nutrients including k. There is a lot of evidence that suggests that adequate k may help prevent arterial calcification and atherosclerosis. It is also essential in bone health to prevent osteoporosis. May be cancer protective. ...Read more

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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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Can you please list foods high in vitamin k?

Natto: Green leafy veggies and something called natto which is a fermented product that I hear is popular in japan. ...Read more

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Why should I get a vitamin K shot for my baby?

Why should I get a vitamin K shot for my baby?

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

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What is vitamin k? What does it do in our body?

What is vitamin k? What does it do in our body?

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

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In what chief capacity does vitamin K function?

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

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What are some foods that are high in vitamin k?

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

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Which is the safest way to administer vitamin k?

Orally: For an adult. It is safe to give im for a newborn. It can also be safe im (intramuscular) for an adult if there is a bleeding problem and a more rapid delivery is needed. Generally we get enough vit k from a well rounded diet. ...Read more

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Can a multi vitiman with vitamin K cause arrthyima.

No cause: There have been some vague reports, but nothing definitive. ...Read more

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What is the trade name of the tablets that contain vitamin k?

Mephyton (phytonadione) tablet: Mephyton (phytonadione) 5 mg tablet. Should be used under physician direction. (prescription drug). ...Read more

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How do I know how much vitamin K should an adult male have daily?

How do I know how much vitamin K should an adult male have daily?

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

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What does it mean if you don't have enough vitamin K in your body?

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

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Is it reckless to administer Vitamin K by IV if it can be given s/c or IM? Why?

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

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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

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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?

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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Does jujube has vitamin k?

Jujube: No, green vegetables are a source of vitamin k. Jujube does, however, have alot of vitamin c, and when dried b vitamins (riboflavin and thiamine). ...Read more

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What does vitamin K prevent?

Bleeding: 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

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Why do infants need vitamin k?

Why do infants need vitamin k?

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

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Is there vitamin K in bergamot?

Is there vitamin K in bergamot?

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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Phytonadione (Definition)

Phytonadione is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Mephyton (Definition)

Mephyton is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more