Vitamin K rachel grismore

What are vitamins and minerals? A vitamin is an organic compound that is necessary for growth and nutrition in the body. They can't be synthesized by the body so they're required in small amounts. A mineral is a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence.

What are water soluble and fat soluble vitamins? water soluble vitamins are able to be dissolved in water and fat soluble vitamins dissolve in fat.

Vitamin K is any vitamin found in green leaves and they are essential for the blood-clotting process.

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is most well known for the important role it plays in blood clotting. However, vitamin K is also essential to building strong bones, preventing heart disease, and a crucial part of other bodily processes

The top 10 vitamin K foods are kale, fermented soy, scallions, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, fermented dairy, prunes, cucumbers, and dried basils

Vitamin Intake: In adults aged 20 and older, the average daily vitamin K intake from foods is 122 mcg for women and 138 mcg for men. When both foods and supplements are considered, the average daily vitamin K intake increases to 164 mcg for women and 182 mcg for men.

What happens if you consume too much? It's not likely that you will experience adverse effects from consuming too much vitamin K—but moderation is still the best approach. However, individuals on warfarin therapy—an anticoagulant, or blood-thinning drug—are advised to monitor intake closely and they need to maintain steady vitamin K intake levels.

What happens if you have too little of Vitamin K? Deficiency is particularly common among breastfed infants. It impairs clotting. Diagnosis is suspected based on routine coagulation study findings and confirmed by response to vitamin K. Treatment consists of vitamin K given orally or, when fat malabsorption is the cause or when risk of bleeding is high, parenterally


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