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Things You Should Know about Vitamin K's Unique Power
How well do you know about vitamin K? This vitamin is probably not as popular as other vitamins. But still you need this vitamin for your health. So, never underestimate vitamin K! Without vitamin K you will be in miserable. In fact, vitamin K is one of the most extraordinary anti-aging vitamins ever discovered. A research shows that vitamin K has unique powers, not only to help blood coagulate or to make you look younger, but also has so many other benefits.
Let see what vitamin K benefit are! You may surprise how vitamin K can prevent heart disease and osteoporosis at the same time. This is unusual things compare to other vitamin. Beside that, the antioxidant in vitamin K is stronger than other vitamin which is believed can treat certain kinds of cancer. The researcher is still doing some more tests on this matter.
More to Know about Vitamin K
How can vitamin K prevent heart disease and osteoporosis at the same time? You imagine vitamin K that could keep calcium in bones and out of arteries. That vitamin could stop heart attack and osteoporosis at the same time because it works by regulating calcium. Bones need it, arteries can't stand it. Vitamin K accommodates both. Vitamin K aids in the production of prothrombin, a compound required for normal clotting of blood and is necessary for proper bone formation.
Are you curious where do you get this vitamin K from? Actually, there are some foods contain vitamin K which fortunately can be bought easily in the market. Vitamin K is found in a variety of foods such as Brussels sprouts, chopped broccoli, cauliflower, Swiss chard, spinach, loose-leaf lettuce, carrot, green beans, asparagus, egg, strawberry, avocado, and peapods. Other significant sources would be soybean oil, olive oil, cottonseed oil, and canola oil. Well, here is a tip: the greener the plant, the higher the Vitamin K inside it. Got that?
How much vitamin K you should take? Although, it is still in question, some said that the standard dietary allowance for Vitamin K is about 1 mcg per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day or about 65 to 80 mcg per day for most adults. But that is also depend on age, diet, and what stressors are present. But you no need to worry if having too much vitamin K in your body. High amounts of vitamin K will not cause your blood to overcoagulate. Coagulation proteins only have a certain number of spaces for vitamin K. Once those spaces are filled, vitamin K cannot affect coagulation proteins.
If you feel you don't get enough vitamin K from your foods, it's easy for you to have supplement vitamin K. It's available online, and easy to order. Why not order now, your vitamin K adequate can soon fulfill with supplement vitamin K that will come to you. Happy healthy life!!!
About The Author: Novi White writes health articles on various publications. She has been working with doctors for their research publications. You can visit her Website MyVitaGuide.com at http://www.myvitaguide.com
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