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Vitamin K: The Amazing Benefits of the Vitamin and Where to Find it

We all know vitamins A, B, C, D but what about vitamin K? What’s vitamin K responsible for and are we getting enough of this vitamin?

Vitamin K has 2 naturally occurring forms: K1-phylloquinone and K2- menaquinone. K1 is found in leafy greens while K2 in fermented foods.



  • It synthesizes proteins that are essential to clot blood and stop bleeding. Vitamin K deficiency can cause bleeding and excessive bruising.
  • Along with vitamin D, it leads calcium to the bones and make the bone stronger.
  • It protects from calcification of the arteries and valves.
  • Reduces the risk of getting Alzheimer’s and prostate cancer.


The recommended daily dose is 0.001mg for 2.20lb of body weight.

Here are the best sources for vitamin K:

  • Leafy green vegetables: spinach, kale, collards, mustard greens etc.
  • Herbs: thyme, basil, coriander, sage, chives
  • Brassica vegetables: broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower
  • Salad greens: garden cress, spring onions, red lettuce, celery
  • Hot spices: paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper, curry
  • Leeks, asparagus, okra, soybeans, dried fruit, olive oil