Vitamin K has some important health benefits like helping in blood clotting and in treating osteoporosis. It has the property of healing a wound or injury and helps in lessening and eventually stopping the loss of blood from the wound. Some studies suggest that lack of it can result in a deficiency bleeding. It is also suggested to patients sometimes prior to a surgery. Apart from this vitamin helps in preventing and healing osteoporosis and loss of bone density.
Vitamin K has many other advantages including:
Vitamin K is highly underrated inspite of its vast need in the normal functioning of the human body. Many people are found to be deficient of Vitamin K and hence face some serious problems like anaemia, nose and gum bleeding, heart ailments, heavy bleeding during menstrual cycles, liver cancer, calcification of tissue, haemorrhages in infants and older people.
While supplements are to be used under the guidance of a doctor and remembering the fact that they are just supplements, natural sources of it need to be made a part of daily intake to avoid deficiency. The main foods that contain it are green leafy vegetables like spinach, lettuce etc. Vegetables like cauliflower and cabbage contain it.
Vitamin K is produced inside the body in the intestines and some foods like cereals and soyabeans help in the proper production of the same.