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Friday, January 13, 2012

Benefits of Vitamin K and Its Sources

Friday, January 13, 2012
When getting hurt, what makes the blood stop slowly? Vitamin K! Imagine if the body lacks of vitamin K, to be sure the consistency of blood flow in the body will be disturbed and when the condition of a lot of blood coming out, the body will be difficult to freeze it.

There are several types of vitamin K include vitamin K1 (phylloquinone), which is the type produced by plants, vitamin K2 (menaquinone) the type generated from the good bacteria in the digestive system, and the last is the type of menadione or vitamin K3 which is vitamin-made for those who unable to absorb it from food.

One's needs for vitamin K are diverse, according to the standard RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance), vitamin K a person needs depends on their weight. For adults, it takes at least 1 micro gram per day per kg of body weight.

Source of vitamin K
1. Types of green vegetables which have abundant leaves, like spinach, as well as asparagus and cabbage can be an option.
2. Various types of healthy drinks, such as cow's milk, soy milk, and green tea.
3. Types of foods that contain pro biotic bacteria healthy-active, for example yoghurt.

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