Vitamin K belongs to the fat-soluble vitamins and is therefore necessary for absorption in the digestive tract. Vitamin K is only stored in small amounts in our body and therefore needs to be regularly replenished.
Where vitamin K is found
Vitamin K is mainly found in leafy vegetables, egg yolk, yoghurt, fish oil, tomatoes and meat.
A deficiency of vitamin K can lead to blood clotting disorders (manifested for example by bruising, bleeding from the nose and gums, blood in the urine and more). Vitamin K deficiency may also be related to thinning of the bones (osteoporosis).
Vitamin K dosage
The daily recommended intake for an adult is 75 µg.
Effects of vitamin K
- Maintains normal bone condition
- Promotes calcium absorption in the body
- Maintains normal blood clotting
- Contributes to proper liver function
What to know about vitamin K
Vitamin K is very important for bone quality and development and protects the kidneys and blood vessels. Vitamin K can prevent the deposition of "harmful" cholesterol.