What are the side effects of vitamin K?

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Welche Nebenwirkungen hat Vitamin K?

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1. what are the side effects of vitamin K?

Vitamin K is a natural vitamin. It belongs to the group of fat-soluble vitamins. To improve absorption, vitamin K should be taken in the form of food supplements, preferably with a meal with nuts or oils. Taking vitamin K does not cause any side effects. Large amounts of vitamin K should not be taken by people taking anticoagulant medication. These include medicines such as Marcumar or warfarin.

Vitamin K:

  • is stored in the liver and bile.
  • needs lipids for absorption
  • promotes blood coagulation
  • improves bone strength and bone density
  • reduces bruising
  • participates in the formation of proteins

    Two. What is vitamin K?

    Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin. In medicine it is also called menaquinone. Vitamin K affects blood clotting and bone metabolism. Vitamin K is produced by the body's own intestinal bacteria and is absorbed after the formation of intestinal cells. Vitamin K supports the activation of proteins. As a group of compounds, vitamin K is divided into two groups. One is vitamin K1, the vegetable phylloquinone, the other vitamin K2, the bacterial menaquinone. Animal products contain a mixture of both forms.

    3 How can I cover my vitamin K requirement through my diet?

    There are some foods that contain particularly high levels of vitamin K. These include the following foods:

    • Kale: 820 µg
    • parsley: 400-800 µg
    • Brussels sprouts: 200-600 µg
    • Chives:200-600 µg
    • Sunflower oil 500 µg
    • spinach: 200-400 µg
    • grape seed oil: 300 µg
    • chicken liver: 90 µg
    • calf's liver: 80 µg

    4. the correct dosage of vitamin K

    The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) recommends a daily amount of approx. 60-80 µg of vitamin K for adolescents aged 15 years and older and adults. In general, children should achieve a daily amount of approx. 20-50 µg. Dosage and daily requirement can vary in certain life situations, such as pregnancy or breastfeeding. Newborn babies obtain their vitamin K2 through their mother's milk. However, as this is not sufficient and does not fill the stores, babies are given additional vitamin K2 by their doctor at the first examination after birth.

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    5. conclusion: what are the side effects of vitamin K?

    Taking vitamin K2 does not cause any side effects. One should only bear in mind when taking vitamin K2 that the meal should be associated with some oil, as vitamin K2 is a fat-soluble vitamin. People who have to take blood thinners regularly should only take small amounts of vitamin K2.

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