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Vitamin K

Vitamin K

Vitamin K: Vitamin K is actually a group of fat soluble vitamins that are vital for normal blood clotting and healthy bones and kidneys. Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin produced in the gastrointestinal tract and is available in supplements and in leafy green vegetable, green plant oils, and some dairy products.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Vitamin K

Adequate amounts of Vitamin K are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Vitamin K

Adequate amounts of Vitamin K are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Vitamin K

Excessive intake of Vitamin K may involve the following risks:

Descriptions of Vitamin K

Vitamin K: An analogue of the napthoquinone vitamin K found in plants. The vitamins K are essential for blood coagulation as it is necessary for the hepatic synthesis of the coagulation factors II, VII, IX, and X; deficiency results in a bleeding diathesis. These vitamins are lipo-soluble; absorption via intestinal lymphatics requires the presence of bile salts. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Vitamin K : group of lipoid thrombogenic agents based on the bicyclic naphthoquinone ring system; act by inducing prothrombin transcription in liver.
Source: CRISP

Vitamin K: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Vitamin K) include:

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