Vitamin K Requirement

 


Conditions that suggest Vitamin K Requirement

Circulation  


 

Atherosclerosis

A study of 600 men aged 50-70, found those with a poor vitamin K status had a significantly higher coronary calcium score, indicating an increased risk of atherosclerosis. [Family Practice News, January 1, 2002;32(l): pp. 1-2]



Skin-Hair-Nails  



Risk factors for Vitamin K Requirement

Digestion  


Minor Symptoms  

Fermented soy product consumption



Organ Health  


Symptoms - Gas-Int - General  

Having had a small bowel resection



Symptoms - Metabolic  

Pancreas mostly/pancreas completely removed



Symptoms - Skin - Conditions  

History of adult acne




Recommendations for Vitamin K Requirement

Vitamins  


Key

Weak or unproven link
Strong or generally accepted link
Very strongly or absolutely counter-indicative
Likely to help

Glossary

Vitamin K

Helps the blood clot when the body is injured.

Calcium

The body's most abundant mineral. Its primary function is to help build and maintain bones and teeth. Calcium is also important to heart health, nerves, muscles and skin. Calcium helps control blood acid-alkaline balance, plays a role in cell division, muscle growth and iron utilization, activates certain enzymes, and helps transport nutrients through cell membranes. Calcium also forms a cellular cement called ground substance that helps hold cells and tissues together.

Atherosclerosis

Common form of arteriosclerosis associated with the formation of atheromas which are deposits of yellow plaques containing cholesterol, lipids, and lipophages within the intima and inner media of arteries. This results in a narrowing of the arteries, which reduces the blood and oxygen flow to the heart and brain as well as to other parts of the body and can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or loss of function or gangrene of other tissues.

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