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Solgar Vitamin K1 (phytonadione) 100mcgVitamin K has appropriately been called the band-aid vitamin, for its major role in blood clotting.  It is necessary for the formation of 4 of the 13 components that contribute to blood clots, one of which is prothrombin.  As well as this, along with Vitamin D, this vitamin manufacturers a protein (esteocalcin) that binds to mineral crystals that collect in bones, making it invaluable for bone mineralisation and calcium metabolism.  Vitamin k is involved with body process, phosphorylation, in which phosphate when combined with glucose is passed through the cell membranes and converted into glycogen, a form of fat that is stored int he body is necessary for exercise and other energy needs.  it is also necessary for normal liver functioning and is an important vitality and longevity factor.  100 tablets.

Common Uses

Although Vitamin K is synthesised in the gut by microflora, dietary sources are unstable to heat and light. A shortage of this Vitamin is indicated by bone abnormalities, decreased vitality, haemorrhages, menstrual problems, osteoporosis, gall stones, and premature ageing.

Suggested Dosage

Adults take one tablet daily.

Health Information

Vitamin K is needed for the production of prothrombin, which is necessary for blood clotting. It is also essential for bone formation and repair; it is necessary for the synthesis of osteoclasia, the protein in bone tissue on which calcium crystallizes. Consequently, it may help prevent osteoporosis. Vitamin K plays an important role in the intestines and aids in converting glucose into glycogen for storage in the liver, and promoting healthy liver function. It may increase resistance to infection in children and help prevent cancers that target the inner linings of the organs. It aids in promoting longevity. A deficiency of this vitamin can cause abnormal and or internal bleeding. Vitamin K exists in three forms. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone or phytonactone) and Vitamin K2 (a family of substances called menoquinones) occur naturally; vitamin K3 (menadione) is a synthetic substances. Vitamin K is found in some foods, including asparagus, blackstrap molasses, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, dark green leafy vegetables, egg yolks, liver, oatmeal, oats, rye, safflower oil, soybeans, and wheat. Herbs that can supply Vitamin K include alfalfa, green tea, kelp, nettle, oat straw, and Shepard's purse. However, the majority of the body's supply of this vitamin is synthesized by the friendly bacteria normally present in the intestines. Antibiotics increase the need for dietary or supplemental Vitamin K. Because Vitamin K is synthesized by bacteria in the intestines, taking antibiotics - which kill the bacteria - interferes with this process. Antibiotics also interfere with the absorption of vitamin K. Drinking tap water (containing fluoride and choline) depletes intestinal bacteria needed for vitamin synthesis.

Ingredients

Each 1 tablet provides Vitamin K1 (as phytonadione prep) 100 mcg. Bulking agents:dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose.  Anti caking agents: Vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate.  Cellulose gum.

Safety Information

Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your health care practitioner before taking this product.  All forms of Vitamin K1 may interact with blood thinning medication.  If you are taking such medications please consult with your health care practitioner before taking this product.

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