Vitamin K 

(MENADIONE, PHYTONADIONE)

This Vitamin Is Essential For...

  • bone formation

  • kidney and liver functioning

  • blood clotting

Sources...

Spinach, asparagus, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, turnip greens, or other dark leafy vegetables, beef, liver; green tea; cheese, egg yolks, and oats.

Comments...

If you take antibiotics, you may need to eat more of the above foods to increase you intake of this vitamin. Supplements are not usually recommended or needed. Do not take this vitamin via supplements if you are pregnant.

Deficiencies Can Cause...

Vitamin K deficiency is extremely rare in adults but may occur in newborns until their intestinal bacteria begin producing the vitamin.

Deficiencies may result in internal or abnormal bleeding.

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