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Monday 12 June 2023

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a group of vitamins that the body needs for blood clotting, helping wounds to heal.

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.

Eat your Leafy Greens
they are so healthy - read more here

How much vitamin K do I need?
Adults need approximately 1 microgram a day of vitamin K for each kilogram of their body weight.

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

A microgram is 1,000 times smaller than a milligram (mg). The word microgram is sometimes written with the Greek symbol μ followed by the letter g (μg).

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

Any vitamin K your body does not need immediately is stored in the liver for future use, so you do not 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 and Social Care 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, do not take too much as this might be harmful.

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

Above words taken from here

Please note:
People taking blood thinners, such as warfarin, should not take vitamin K supplements without consulting a doctor first, and should be wary of eating too many foods containing vitamin K, as it can stop the medication working properly.
More to read here

Articles within this blog are provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. If you have any concerns about your general health, you should contact your local health care provider.

~ enjoy your day ~

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...I remember learning this a number of years ago.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this information.


Christine said...

I take vit K and D hopefully to help my bones

J.P. Alexander said...

Hay que comer sano. Geniales consejos. Te mando un beso.

Elephant's Child said...

Thanks for those beautiful flowers - and hooray for leafy greens.

Margaret D said...

Interesting read Jan.

handmade by amalia said...

Sometimes it feels like a never-ending battle, to get everything we need. There are so many.
Thanks for sharing this important info.

roentare said...

Since warfarin is replaced by NOAC, I almost forgot Vitamin K exists.

William Kendall said...

Good information.

eileeninmd said...

Great info and post.
I need to eat more greens.
Take care, have a happy new week!

My name is Erika. said...

I just checked the leafy greens growing in my garden yesterday, and there should be lots of vitamin K there. Thanks for this interesting post. hugs-Erika

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

As always great information, the vegetable before I liked and ate less, the years and experience are showing me how healthy and healthy it is.
Happy week.-
Best regards.

Hena Tayeb said...

Good info. What are the benefits of vitamin K? Off to find out.

Jenn Jilks said...

I forgot about that vitamin!

Debbie said...

this was helpful and although i don't like cooked broccoli, i do eat it uncooked and i think that is probably better. the green flowers are so pretty!!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

I love broccoli, spinach, green salad. I often make these vegetables for dinner.
Hugs and greetings.

Carla from The River said...

Thank you for sharing. I need to eat more greens... especially in the winter months.

Creations By Cindy said...

I love leafy veggies. Thanks for sharing such great information. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

happyone said...

I must have enough vitamin K because I heal quickly!

Conniecrafter said...

I remember when my mother in law went on blood thinners she was told not to eat salads and some other things anymore and I never really knew why but I guess that is why.

William Kendall said...

Good information