Vitamin K

CalendarToday
timer
1 min read
Vitamin K Blog Image

Overview:

Canadian researchers have recently identified how vitamin K helps prevent diabetes.

About Vitamin K:

  • It is a fat-soluble vitamin that comes in two forms.
  • The main type is called phylloquinone, found in green leafy vegetables like collard greens, kale, and spinach. 
  • The other type, menaquinones, are found in some animal foods and fermented foods. Menaquinones can also be produced by bacteria in the human body. 
  • Vitamin K helps to make various proteins that are needed for blood clotting and the building of bones.
  • Vitamin K is found throughout the body including the liver, brain, heart, pancreas, and bone.
  • It is broken down very quickly and excreted in urine or stool. Because of this, it rarely reaches toxic levels in the body even with high intakes, as may sometimes occur with other fat-soluble vitamins.

 


Q1) What are Vitamins?

Vitamins are organic compounds that people need in small quantities. Each has a different role in maintaining health and bodily function. Some people need supplements to boost their supply, but this depends on their lifestyle and overall health.

Source: Researchers Reveal How Vitamin K May Help Prevent Diabetes: Study