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Vitamin K is an essential vitamin, a nutrient that your body requires for health and well-being but cannot manufacture on its own. Without an adequate supply of vitamin K, your body cannot form clots to stop bleeding if you sustain an injury or undergo surgery. In addition, vitamin K is important for bone health and has other important functions in the body.
Vitamin K produces a protein that is importannt in blood clotting and bone metabolism. It is claimed, but not proven, that vitamin k supports the maintenance of strong bones, improves bone density, and decreases the risk of fractures. Vitamin K may also help keep blood pressure lower by enabling the heart to pump blood freely through the body.
You can obtain vitamin K by eating foods like spinach, kale, broccoli, lettuce, vegetable oils, blueberries, figs, meats, cheese, eggs and soybeans. In the United States, it is rare for people to be deficient of the nutrient. Individuals who take blood thinner drugs may need to take a supplement to reduce the risk of excessive bleeding. Newborns, those with digestive disorders, people with cystic fibrosis and individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery are at an increased risk for deficiency and may also require supplements.