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Potential Benefits: Vitamin K is responsible for blood clotting. It aids in the prevention of internal bleeding, haemorrhages and aids in healing bruises.
Vitamin K is vital for normal functioning of the liver, therefore Vitamin K converts glucose to glycogen. Glycogen is stored in the liver.
Description: Vitamin K can be formed by natural bacteria in the intestines. This is one very good reason to take lactobacillus acidophilus (friendly flora).
Vitamin K is needed to blood clotting and may also have a role in bone formation, thereby preventing osteoporosis.
Vitamin K (Phylloquinone)
Potential Side Effects: Large doses can accumulate in the body and cause sweating
Potential Interaction: When a synthetic Vitamin K is taken in large doses during pregnancy (or the last trimester) it may result in a toxic reaction for the baby.
Antibiotics also interfere with the absorption of Vitamin K because it kills the friendly flora in the body that is necessary to make Vitamin K.
General Usage: May be taken daily.
Food Sources: Alfalfa sprouts, basil, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, dark green leafy vegetables, egg yolks, kale, liver, oatmeal, oats, rye, safflower, soybeans, spinach and wheat.
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