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Vitamin K Plavix
What vitamin supplements should one avoid when taking 75 mg plavix, two 81mg aspirin and 40mg crestor (rosuvastatin) daily?
High dose E BUT...: Vitamins are by definition essential for health so I'm wary of any drug that makes it necessary to avoid vitamins. The only vit. That interacts with these is Vit E, which in high doses thins blood so may increase risk of bleeding with Plavix (clopidogrel) & aspirin. However, this potential risk pales in comparison with the known hazards of combining Plavix (clopidogrel) & aspirin. Please see http://bit. Ly/VHiLuH & my comment: ...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
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
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
Like Spinach: I don't know the exact quantities of vitamin k in fenugreek sprouts, but the leaves are said to be as rich in vitamin k as spinach. Http://readanddigest. Com/fenugreek-methi-nutrition-facts-health-benefits/. ...Read more
Bleeding issues: The human clotting mechanism is a balance of factors and co-factors. It takes about 8 days for the untreated kid to establish a competent system of clotting aided by gut bacteria that help us convert dietary vit k to a usable form. Before then there is a slight but real risk of intracranial hemorrhage or other bleeding brought on by the stresses of childbirth. The shot builds up clotting immediately. ...Read more
Inhibits warfarin: Vitamin k is important for certain blood clotting factors in the body, and warfarin interferes with the way the body uses vitamin k. If someone ingests a large amount of vitamin k while on warfarin, it interferes with how warfarin works, thus putting the person at an increased risk of developing a clot. Conversely, if you stop all vitamin k, warfarin works too well, increasing bleeding risk. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin k helps us clot out blood and dietary vitamin k requires the help of gut bacteria to become active and helpful. It is routinely given to newborns as a preventative measure, it helps prevent brain and other hemorrhages that may occur in a limited number of newborns. By several weeks of age, untreated babies have acquired enough gut bacteria to utilize their dietary k for this need. ...Read more
Yes, but not best.: Although a parent can refuse vitamin k by injection (shot) for their newborn, the pediatric and family practice societies of both canada and the United States strongly recommend this approach, since studies have shown that it is the most effective way to protect a baby from hemorrhagic disease. If a shot is refused, then a series of three oral doses, given during the first 8 weeks, is recommended. ...Read more
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
Vit K: Vitamin K that is given to newborns are usually known by the same name Vitamin K ...Read more
Phytonodione: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vitamin K: Because Vitamin K is needed in the process of coagulation to help clot blood. Without enough the process can not occur normally. ...Read more
Depends on part!:
The reason for the contradiction is that the root (the part that is usually eaten) is not high in Vit K (only 2 mcg per 100 grams which is over 3 ounces) whereas the leaves contain 123 mcg per 100 grams- but I don't know anyone who eats horseradish leaves.
I advise those on Warfarin to take low doses of Vit K- see http://www. Lef. Org/magazine/2007/6/report_vitamink/Page-01 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
There is no known toxicity from high doses of Vitamin K from diet or supplemental K1 or K2, though one can get toxic from a synthetic form called K3.
in research studies doses of 45 mg/ay have been successfully used to treat osteoporosis with no reports of toxicity- that is 500 times the RDA for females!
See http://lpi. Oregonstate. Edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-K and http://tinyurl. Com/zk5taub ...Read more
Does vitamin K need to be taken with another vitamin to help it's absorbtion into the bloodstream?
Not really.: The major source of vitamin k is in your food: greens, broccoli, etc. No other foods are necessary! ...Read more
Could you tell me if one has a natural birth, do they still give their child a vitamin K shot and etc?
Define natrural: Vitamin k is given to prevent neonatal bleeding in any form of delivery. Those who choose to deliver at home via u-tube video's or lay midwives in some states may not have access to this prescription injection medication. Oral preparations take days to begin working. Use of vitamin k is routine in all hospital based deliveries. ...Read more
Do vegetable juices that contain spinach still count as a source of vitamin k? I can't always eat it raw
Yes, vegetable: Juices that contain spinach count as source of vitamin K ...Read more
I have thrombocytosis. Can I continue to eat foods high in vitamin k? If so, will I be at risk for cva or mi?
Yes: Vitamin k merely keeps your clotting factors normal. This is a whole different division from the platelet department, and in fact interfering with these doesn't protect about the problems that thrombocytosis may cause. Your physician can manage your thrombocythosis -- I'm guessing you have essential thrombocythemia -- often the best treatment is "do nothing." best wishes. ...Read more