What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin K for an adult:
What is the molecular formula:
Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone). Both forms of the vitamin contain a functional naphthoquinone ring and an aliphatic side chain. Phylloquinone has a phytyl side chain. Vitamin K2 (menaquinone). In menaquinone the side chain is composed of a varying number of isoprenoid residues.
What does Vitamin K do in the body:
Essential in the blood clotting process.
What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin K:
Green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower
What does a deficiency in Vitamin K cause:
What are the symptoms of Vitamin K deficiency:
Prolonged clotting times
Calcification of soft tissue, especially heart valves
Birth defects linked directly to vitamin K deficiencies include:
Underdevelopment of the nose, mouth and mid face
Flat nasal bridges
What happens if you overdose on the vitamin:
Increases coagulation in patients taking warfarin.
What is the scientific name: phylloquinone, menaquinones
When was the vitamin discovered: 1929