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.