Vitamin K comes with some benefits that is life saving. It is recommended to people of all ages for the prevention and cure of different ailments. However, care needs to be taken in the amount of intake that is being administered into the body. High dosage of vitamin k gives way to some uninvited repercussions. More than adequate vitamin k can cause:
People with a history of blood clotting need to be cautious of their intake. Blood clots can sometimes have serious implications including death. Too much of vitamin k can cause too much of blood clotting and can cause the part effected to break off and the damage could reach the brain. Similar is the case of people on blood thinners.
It is produced by some harmless bacteria within our body. Hence if the amount produced is sufficient,the body stores any extra amount of the vitamin and it can prove to be toxic. This can be sometimes caused due to unnecessary additional vitamin supplements received by the body. The recommended dosage in adults is 120mcg for men and 90mcg for women.
Vitamin k3, a type of vitamin k is considered to be the most common form that can cause toxic due to overuse when compared to the other two main categories vitamin k1 and vitamin k2. Studies are conducted in relation to many diseases and ailments including cancer, liver and cell damage, bone and tissue functioning and also in studies including Alzheimer’s. The dietary need and supplements or injection recommended need to be checked against the already existing levels in the body.
Although no maximum universal level of intake is prescribed and practiced worldwide, it is recommended to be used strictly as per the doctor’s advice. Most symptoms that seem to be caused due to deficiency of vitamin k also can appear due to the over dose. Hence most people do not suggest the purchase of over the counter vitamin supplements without a prescription to avoid any threatening ailments.