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Vitamin K

Alternative Names

Phylloquinone
Menaquinone

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin which exists naturally in two forms:

Vitamin K1 (Phylloquinone) found in plants and vegetables such as: spinach, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce and collard greens and other foods such as milk, potatoes, oats, tomatoes and in most fruits. Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone – MK) which is synthesised by bacteria within the intestinal tract

Vitamin K accumulates in the liver, spleen and lungs but the body does not store significant amounts for long periods of time.

Function:

Vitamin K plays an important role in the maintenance of normal bone health and normal blood clotting.