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Vitamin K, Super K with Advanced K2 Complex

Vitamin K, Super K with Advanced K2 Complex

Vitamin K1 is obtained in the diet primarily from dark leafy vegetables (lettuce, spinach,kale, collard greens, and broccoli). Vitamin K1 is not absorbed particularly well from food, but is absorbed very well taken as a supplement with meals. Vitamin K1 is the form involved in healthy blood clotting, and also has anti-inflammatory effects through which it helps prevent excessive bone loss.

Vitamin K2 (menaquinones) is found in meat, eggs, and dairy products and also made by bacteria in the human gut but only in fairly small amounts. Vitamin K2, which activates osteocalcin, the Matrix Gla protein responsible for moving calcium into bone, is the best form for protecting against osteoporosis.

Recent studies have shown that vitamin K2 is absorbed up to ten times more than K1. Vitamin K2 is more efficient than K1 because it remains in circulation longer and is active in more tissues. For instance, the liver rapidly clears K1 within eight hours, whereas measurable levels of K2 have been detected 72 hours after ingestion. Salicylates,such as aspirin, can block vitamin K,..so use with care.

Studies have also shown that vitamin K regulates several biochemical processes including blood coagulation, bone mineralization, and vascular health.

FUNCTIONS OF VITAMIN K INCLUDE:

  • Blood Clotting: blood clotting is a vital function in the body that solidifies blood to prevent us from bleeding to death when a blood vessel is damaged either from an external wound or internally. Another benefit of blood clotting is that it secludes the area of an infection or injury and begins the healing process.

  • Protecting against Osteoporosis: Vitamin K levels appear to decrease with age while the risk of fracture increases. A study of more than 70,000 women found that women who consumed larger amounts of vitamin K in their diets had a lower risk of hip fracture. Reports indicate that supplemental vitamin K decreases the amount of calcium a person loses in his or her urine. Vitamin K appears to be important for the formation of cartilage and dentine, part of teeth.

  • Protecting against Oxidative Cell Damage: humans must breathe oxygen to stay alive but oxygen is a risky substance inside the body because its use can result in the production of free radicals. Unless quickly neutralized by antioxidants, these overly reactive, oxygen-containing molecules can damage the cell structures around them. Vitamin K functions as an antioxidant, inactivating free radicals that would otherwise damage the delicate fats that are the primary constituents of our cell membranes.

  • Other Roles: include being involved in the conversion of certain proteins to forms that will bind calcium and protection against tumors by signaling cells to die that would otherwise multiply into a tumor.

CONDITIONS RELATED TO VITAMIN K DEFICIENCY

  • Anemia
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cancer
  • Malabsorption Syndromes:
    Crohn's Disease
    Celiac Disease
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Chronic Pancreatitis
    Liver Disease

VITAMIN K MAY PLAY A ROLE IN THE PREVENTION AND/OR TREATMENT OF THE FOLLOWING HEALTH CONDITIONS:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hematuria( blood in the urine)
  • Nosebleeds
  • Eye hemorrhages
  • Gum bleeding
  • Hematomas
  • Any type of Hemorrhaging
  • Easy bruising
  • Calcification of soft tissue, especially heart values (See my section on Calcium Deposits for more on this topic)
  • Numerous birth defects can also be linked directly to vitamin K deficiencies

THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ESTABLISHED THE FOLLOWING ADEQUATE INTAKE (AI) LEVELS FOR VITAMIN K:

  • Males and females, 0-6 months: 2 micrograms
  • Males and females, 1-3 years: 30 micrograms
  • Males and females, 7-12 months: 2.5 micrograms
  • Males and females, 1-3 years: 30 micrograms
  • Males and females, 4-8 years: 55 micrograms
  • Males and females, 9-13 years: 60 micrograms
  • Males and females, 14-18 years: 75 micrograms
  • Males, 19 years and older: 120 micrograms
  • Females, 19 years and older: 90 micrograms
  • Pregnant or lactating females, 18 years and younger: 75 micrograms
  • Pregnant or lactating females, 19 years and older: 90 micrograms

DIRECTIONS:: Take one softgel twice daily with breakfast and dinner, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Do not use if you are taking prescription blood thinners.

Other Ingredients: gelatin, glycerin, beeswax, water, carob.

Contains tree nuts. This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S.Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

Vitamin K, Super K with Advanced K2 Complex 90 caps $ 25.50

NUTRITION FACTS
Vitamin K, Super K with Advanced K2 Complex 90 caps
Element Amount %Daily Allowance% Serving Size
Vitamin C (as Ascorbyl palmitate)

Vitamin K activity
From:

Vitamin K1(as phytonadione)

Vitamin K2(as menaquinone-4)

Vitamin K2(as menaquinone-7)

Ascorbyl palmitate

10 mg

2200mcg


1000mcg

1000 mcg

200 mcg

25 mg

1 softgel

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