Vitamin K signs- digestive bleeding, gum bleeding, very heavy PMS.
Symptom Quiz & Video
For detailed Vitamin K help watch the video above and/or read below. Here is the link for additional help.
How to Correct a Vitamin K Deficiency
Q u i z !
Which of these 14 Vitamin K Warning Symptoms Do You Actually Have?
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K deficiencies are not common, which is fortunate because K controls a very important life or death bodily function -- blood clotting.
Dark Green Leafy Vegetables are high in Vitamin K
Stimulates Blood Clotting
It does this by stimulating the manufacture of blood clotting substances within the liver.
Liver Makes Vitamin K Daily
Your body can usually manufacture enough vitamin K on a daily basis to keep blood clotting functioning normally.
Friendly Gut Bacteria Source of K
K molecular structure
If you fall into one of the above categories and if you bruise easily, have bleeding periodically from the nose or ears, or have bleeding gums (symptoms which you would likely already be getting help with), you should discuss the possibility of a K deficiency with your doctor.
Intestinal Problems Inhibit K
Antibiotics Destroy Source of K
This explains why vitamin K deficiencies may occur after taking antibiotics and/or cortisone, for these drugs destroy friendly intestinal bacteria, as well as harmful bacteria.
What to Do About A
Vitamin K Deficiency
- Start eating many more vitamin K-rich foods, such as:
- dark, leafy green vegetables such as:
- beet and turnip greens
- green tea
- organic beef
- organic lamb liver
- Alfalfa meal (from your health food store) would be a good supplement.
- If you have been taking antibiotics, take an acidophilus supplement with meals daily for the next couple of months.
- Note: to surgical patients:
- If you are preparing for, or recovering from surgery, etc. do not take K supplements without your doctor's permission.
- Some doctors believe that large doses of K supplements increase the blood's ability to clot.
- Check with your doctor first.
- It is believed, however, that eating extra K-rich foods, does not affect blood clotting adversely.
Parsley and Spinach are very high in K
Unless you cannot absorb K normally, or have been taking antibiotics for a long time or have chronic diarrhea, you are unlikely to need a vitamin K supplement other than that found in a multivitamin/mineral tablet.
Kidneys and Bones
It's also essential for kidney function and bone metabolism.