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THE SUPPLEMENT PLACE

Vitamin K 

Foods with vitamin K

Forms of Vitamin K
Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) Found in plants, especially leafy greens, and is the form most commonly consumed through diet and is then converted into K2 in the body. Vitamin K1 plays an important role in clotting blood and wound healing.
Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) Found in meat, eggs, cheese, and fermented grains.

Vitamin K is an important nutrient for healthy blood clotting and protein synthesis. People who consume adequate amounts of vitamin K usually find that wounds heal quickly and bruises fade easily.* Vitamin K is a fat-soluble nutrient that can be stored in the body and does not need to be supplemented on a daily basis.

Vitamin K2 works with calcium to produce strong, healthy bones.* It may reduce the amount of calcium that is able to harden within the arteries and tissues by helping the uptake of calcium into bones.* This may play a major role in improving cardiovascular health.* (1)

Vitamin K2 may also have a role in keeping blood sugar levels stable and improving insulin sensitivity.* (2) This may help to protect against the development of type 2 diabetes.* 

Glucometer, measuring tape, and weight

Disclaimers:

You should always consult your health care provider before starting any herbal supplements or products.   *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19179058 
  2. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/34/9/e147 
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