There are 3 types of vitamin K: K1 (phytomenadione) and K2 (menaquinone) which are of natural origin and K3 (menadione) which is obtained synthetically.
Important roles of vitamin K in the body:
- maintaining bone health,
- normal blood clotting,
- prevention of calcification of blood vessels.
Foods rich in vitamin K are cauliflower, kale, spinach, chard, asparagus, peas, avocado, broccoli, and cabbage.
Symptoms of vitamin K deficiency in the body can be hematomas, bruises, heavy menstrual bleeding, frequent nosebleeds, anemia, and prolonged blood clotting… Elderly people and people with intestinal and liver diseases have an increased need for vitamin K. As a prevention against osteoporosis, it is best taken in combination with vitamin D in the form of a spray due to better absorption. In this spray, vitamin D and vitamin K work synergistically and ensure calcium is directed to the bones.