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Vitamin K: Dietary Sources, Benefits and Deficiency

Vitamin K is a fat soluble nutrient that is needed for the blood to clot. Clotting is necessary following an injury to prevent uncontrolled bleeding. Blood clotting (or coagulation) is the end of a complex process which involves numerous proteins, enzymes and vitamin K. The three existing forms of vitamin K include: Phylloquinone (K1). Found in plant foods, including oils. Menaquinone (K2). Produced by the body and found in animal foods (e.g., egg yolks or […]