Micro-Nutrients Vitamin-K

Vitamin-K is a Fat-Soluble Vitamin, and is stored in The Body’s Fat Tissue & Liver. Naturally, it occurs in two forms, K-1 (Phylloquinone – Found in Plants) & K-2 (Menaquinones, A Group of Compounds, Mainly found in Dairy Products (A2 Ghee, A2 Milk, A2 Cheese…)).

What Vitamin-K is: It does following in The Body…

  • Helps Blood Clotting (Blood Coagulation),
  • Provides-maintains Good Bone Health,
  • Gives Blood Vessels their strength & Helps them function properly.

Reasons for Shortage of Vitamin-K: Un-balanced Diet, Side-Effects of Medicines (Quite a Few Anti-Biotics, Blood Thinners, Fat Reducing drugs, Cholesterol Reducing drugs, Chronic Liver & Kidney Ailments etc.),

Vitamin-K Deficiency may lead to:

  • Excessive Bleeding (Nose Bleeding or Oozing from Gums,
  • Fragile Bones – Osteoporosis,
  • Circulatory System Disorders (Atherosclerosis).

Rich Source of Vitamin-K:    Other than the sources, Vitamin-K is also formed in Our Intestines by good Bacteria Present there.

Plant Sources:           Leafy Green Vegetables (Broccoli, Brussels, Spinach, Cabbage), Turnip Greens, Kale, Asparagus, Oats, Potatoes, Tomatoes etc.

Chlorophyll in Plants Gives Plants Vitamin-K (Actually K1) & Its Green colour. Vitamin-K in Plants is not affected by heating it but is destroyed by Freezing.

Animal Sources:        A2 Ghee, A2 Milk, A2 Cheese, Butter-Milk…

My View it is best to Avoid Synthetic Supplements and Only Go in For Organic Sources.

Daily Recommended Values:

Adults:            100-125 mcg/Day.

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