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Vitamin K was first identified as a vital blood coagulating factor and named for the German word ‘Koagulationsvitamin’. Vitamin K is actually a group of fat soluble vitamins.

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Vitamin K Info

Vitamin K was first identified as a vital blood coagulating factor and named for the German word ‘Koagulationsvitamin’. Vitamin K is actually a group of fat soluble vitamins. In its natural state vitamin K is found as either K1 produced by plants, or a range of K2 forms produced by bacteria in the small intestine. These naturally produced forms are non-toxic, while K3 (menadione), one of several synthetic forms, can be toxic.

Antibiotic use can severely reduce vitamin K production in the gut. Low dietary vitamin K and reduced intestinal production due to aging processes can also decrease the body’s vitamin K levels.

Vitamin K Benefits

Vitamin K helps the blood to clot. A deficiency leads to haemorrhaging and blood loss. It is current practice in New Zealand for all newborns to be given an intramuscular injection of vitamin K as a prophylactic prevention of VKDB (vitamin K deficiency bleeding).

Vitamin K also has a specific role in calcium absorption, and prevention of calcium plaquing in blood vessels. It is essential for proper matrix GLA activity, which is the mechanism that stops calcium attaching to soft tissue and blood vessel walls, and instead helps it reach the cells.

Vitamin K Side Effects

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications, or planning any medical procedure, consult your health professional before use. Use with caution if taking warfarin or other blood thinning medication.

Product Reviews

  • Super fast bone healing!

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    I badly broke my ankle (tibia and fibula) 6 weeks ago and I was taking 4 capsules a day to help heal my bones quickly. At my 6 week x-ray they could no longer even see where the breaks had been (and they had been completely snapped off). I would say that this is pretty good proof that this product really gets the calcium into your bones. I believe that this would apply to teeth as well as bones. Highly recommend.

    Andrea

    4/05/17

  • go healthy calcium 1 a day

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    Great product. Decide to try as low calcium in diet.
    Always had problems in pass with other tablets digesting the calcium.
    Notice the difference nails stronger, and hopefully will help bones as been diagnosed with arthritis in knee.
    Also nice just to take the one capsule a day as many other brands are 3-4.
    Good value for money.
    Health post always delivers quick, never had any issues, and loving the value for money. Way cheaper than the shops. Great product

    Carol

    15/03/17

  • Excellent product

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    After many years taking 4 large calcium tablets a day it has been a pleasure to take one capsule instead. Seems to be working well.

    Jocelyn

    21/04/16

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