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Vitamin K- Nutrition Workshop

What is Vitamin K Vitamin K is a great source of nutrient, which promotes proper blood clotting and it, also prevent bleeding.  Vitamin K is a group of vitamins found in various food sources. It is fat-soluble and is required by the body for the formation of specific blood-clotting proteins. It is also required for managing the structures of calcium in tissues and bones. Vitamin K functions as a cofactor in the modification of these proteins by the gamma-glutamyl carboxylase enzyme. This modification process allows the proteins to bind calcium ions – which they cannot do by themselves. There are two natural forms of vitamin K. Vitamin K1 is known as phylloquinone, and is commonly found in plants (particularly leafy green vegetables). It is expressly associated with photosynthesis in plants, and functional in animals for the production of blood-clotting proteins. Vitamin K1 is usually converted to and stored as vitamin K2 in the body of animals. Vitamin K2 is known as