💚Vitamin K💚

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🌱Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin that comes in two major forms: K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (menaquinone) these differ by side chains and where they come from.

🌿Sources of vitamin K1 are green leafy vegetables such as kale, and vitamin K2 is the form made by bacteria including those in your gut!!

☘️Vitamin K is important for blood clotting.

🍃Deficiency has been associated with increased risk of haemorrhage (especially in babies and post-labour women) and there may be an association between vitamin k and osteoporosis, but the evidence is currently inconclusive**

🌵The NHS recommend an intake of 1 microgram/kg/day; ie. if you weight 65kg you need to consume 65 micrograms each day.

References:
**Mott A. et al. Effect of vitamin K on bone mineral density and fractures in adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Osteoporos Int. 2019;30(8):1543-1559.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-k/

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