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- Key factor in stopping hemorrhages
- Maintains proper kidney function
IN THE BODY
Fats and bile are a must to have in the gut when absorbing Vitamin K.
Although not common in adults, there are deficiencies in those who
suffer from liver or food absorption disorders. If you are bleeding or
bruising, you could be suffering from a lack of Vitamin K intake.
Infants who were born prematurely often have Vitamin K deficiency.
Natural forms of Vitamin K can be found in green plants vegetables,
some dairy, and in some oils. The bacteria stored in your gut can
also produce vitamin K.
- Women : 65 mcg
- Men : 80 mcg
- During pregnancy : 65 mcg
- During breast feeding : 65 mcg
Although not common, too much vitamin K has been known to cause
anemia. There are some schools that believe that there is a link
between Vitamin K deficiencies during adolescence and cancer.
Having an X-ray, the intakes of oils and cholestyramine and
anticonvulsants can limit the Vitamin K taken in by the body.
The overuse of antibiotics can also prevent it from getting
Stopping bleeding and treating osteoporosis are the leading uses
for Vitamin K supplements.
If you are taking Warfarin, be careful of the supplements you take.
Please consult a doctor if you are taking this drug.
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