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Vitamin K is one of the basic vitamins required for healthy functioning of the body. It is present in many common foodstuffs, and is also available in tablet form as a supplement.



Functions of Vitamin K:

Needed for formation of prothrombin by the liver - for blood clotting.

Sources of Vitamin K:

Dietary sources include:


Green leafy vegetables;

Vitamin K is also synthesized by bacteria in the large intestines.

Signs of Deficiences of Vitamin K:

Deficiency may lead to osteoporosis. (Oteoporoses is a skeletal/bone condition.)

Signs of Excessive intake of Vitamin K:

Some people with liver diseases cannot tolerate supplements of vitamin K.


This page includes summary information about Vitamin K only, click here for more information about vitamins generally.





Vitamin K

Vitamin K is needed for formation of prothrombin by the liver.
(This is needed for blood clotting.)


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