Vitamin K


Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin and is also known as phylloquinone. It is essential for the normal clotting of blood and preventing hemorrhage. Vitamin K is also necessary for the normal functioning of the liver. It is also synthesized in the body by intestinal bacteria.

Sources of Vitamin K – There are several sources of vitamin K are green leafy vegetables cabbage, spinach, soybeans, and tomatoes.

Types of vitamin K – Vitamin K is categorized into two parts are as given below –

  1. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) – This type of vitamin K is obtained from leafy or green vegetables.
  2. Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) – This type of vitamin K is mostly obtained from cheese, eggs, synthesized by bacteria and meat.
  3. Vitamin K3 (menadione) – This type of vitamin K is a synthetic water-soluble form which does not occur naturally. Vitamin K3 may be converted into K2 in your liver but…

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