Vitamin K

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Vitamin K is naturally produced by bacteria in the intestines. It helps your body by making protein for healthy bones and tissues. It is a fat-soluble vitamin so your body stores it in fat tissues of the body. Vitamin K is very important because of it helps blood clotting and overall bone health. Newborns have very little Vitamin K so usually they will get a shot of it soon after they are born.

You can find Vitamin K in leafy green vegetables including:

  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Dark Berries

Deficiency of Vitamin K can cause hemorrhaging or bleeding. It is common in people who take anticoagulants/blood thinner drugs. It is rare however to have a deficiency because the bacteria in your intestines also produce small amounts of a type of Vitamin K.

“Vitamin K.” University of Maryland Medical Center. University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), 2011. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

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