Vitamin K helps the blood clot, preventing excessive bleeding
and regulating blood calcium levels.. Unlike many other
vitamins, vitamin K is not typically used as a dietary
Vitamin K is actually a group of compounds. The most
important of these compounds appears to be vitamin K1 and
vitamin K2. Vitamin K1 is obtained from leafy greens and
some other vegetables. Vitamin K2 is a group of compounds
largely obtained from meats, cheeses, and eggs, and
synthesized by bacteria.
There appears to be a correlation between low intake of
vitamin K and osteoporosis.
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