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Vitamin K

Vitamin K is essential for

  • normal clotting in blood

Vitamin K-deficiency may occur:

  • by disturbed intestinal uptake
  • by therapeutic or accidental intake of vitamin K-antagonists
  • by nutritional vitamin K-deficiency (very rarely)

Best Sources of Vitamin K

Vitamin K is widespread in food in small quantities. The best sources are dark-green leafy vegetables and the skins of fruit and vegetables

Recommended Intakes for Adults:

Deficiency in adults is extremely rare, so no UK Reference Nutrient Intakes (RNI) or USA Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) have been set.