You seldom need to supplement Vitamin K as it is readily available from food, primarily dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, arugula and lettuce. It is known to promote blood clotting and those taking blood thinning prescriptions are told to avoid these foods. This approach seems a shame since you are asking someone who is already ill not to eat food that is rich in vitamins and minerals that can help them to get better. Vitamin K is also associated with bone health and may be important to prevent or improve osteoporosis and hip fracture. It is significant that few vegetarians suffer from osteoporosis and it may be their vegetable diet rich in dark greens that accounts for this. Because of Vitamin K’s bone building properties you can frequently find Vitamin K in a Vitamin D supplement. By the way, don’t be confused by Vitamin K and K (by itself). K is the chemical signature for potassium so a K supplement is usually a potassium supplement. Vitamin K1 and K2 are the forms of Vitamin K.
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