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Vitamin K1

Vitamin K1

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Vitamin K is needed for blood clotting, which means it helps wounds heal properly.

There's also some evidence vitamin K may help keep bones healthy.

Good sources of vitamin K

Vitamin K is found in:

green leafy vegetables – such as broccoli and spinach

vegetable oils

cereal grains

Small amounts can also be found in meat and dairy foods.

How much vitamin K do I need?

Adults need approximately 1mcg a day of vitamin K for each kilogram of their body weight.

For example, someone who weighs 65kg would need 65mcg a day of vitamin K, while a person who weighs 75kg would need 75mcg a day.

You should be able to get all the vitamin K you need by eating a varied and balanced diet.

Any vitamin K your body doesn't need immediately is stored in the liver for future use, so you don't need it in your diet every day.

What happens if I take too much vitamin K?

There's not enough evidence to know what the effects might be of taking high doses of vitamin K supplements each day.

What does the Department of Health advise?

You should be able to get all the vitamin K you need by eating a varied and balanced diet. If you take vitamin K supplements, don't take too much as this might be harmful.

Taking 1mg or less of vitamin K supplements a day is unlikely to cause any harm.

For anyone wanting more extensive information: ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/V...

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Thanks - if you're on warfarin like me then you have to make sure your vit K intake is pretty constant. One heck of a balancing act!

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Beautiful photo - and lovely worktop! :-)

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