Vitamins are essential to proper body function. They are involved at low concentrations in many vital processes.
Vitamin K is part of the lipid-soluble vitamins, meaning that it is absorbed together with fats.
Where to find vitamin K?
Vitamin K is partly produced by our body (over 50% produced by gut flora), the rest is provided by our diet: Liver, cheese, egg yolk, butter, chicken, etc.
Vitamin K's role
Vitamin K is involved in blood clotting, the deposition of calcium in the bones, the flexibility of arteries and healthy blood vessels, tendons and cartilages.
Vitamin K needs
Vitamin K needs amount to 4 mg / day. Deficiency causes signs of skin, nose, urinary and digestive haemorrhage.