Vitamin K Information

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Most Common Name: Vitamin K
Also Known As (other names): Menaphthone, Menadione

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Vitamin K:
Self administration of Vitamin K is not recommended - in fact it is downright dangerous. Any deficiency of vitamin K can lead to serious disease which must be treated by your doctor and an overdose of this vitamin is also dangerous. 

A group of vitamins that are all fat-soluble called quinones. Vitamin K is essential for synthesis of several proteins in the liver that are involved in the blood-clotting process. Deficiencies cause poor coagulation of the blood.
Deficiencies are rare because virtually any reasonable diet provides enough quinones for the body to manufacture a more than ample supply of vitamin K in the gastrointestinal tract. Excessive doses of Vitamin K can cause liver damage, jaundice and rapid deterioration of red blood cells.

Quinones are polycyclic aromatic compounds.
Quinones play an important role in the transport of electrons in all live tissue. Menaquinone (Vitamin K) is a powerful antioxidant and assists to protect the body from harmful free radicals.

Vitamin K occurs naturally in green leafy vegetables, eggs, kelp, alfalfa, dairy products (yogurts) and liver (pork liver).

Vitamin K1:
Yellow, viscous oil soluble vitamin found in green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin K2:
Pale yellow, crystalline, fat soluble vitamin.
Vitamin K2 is more unsaturated than Vitamin K1 and is synthesized in the gastrointestinal tract. Occurs in  fish tissue.

Vitamin K3:
Vitamin K3 is mostly known as Menadione, a synthetic form of Vitamin K or menadiol sodium phosphate which is a water soluble form of Vitamin K.


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