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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vitamin K-The clotting factor

Vitamin K is essentially needed for blood to clot. It doesn't simply, unnecessarily clots up our blood flow. What it means is it aids clotting processes where an open wound is at. When a bleeding wound(either in or outside the body) doesn't stop flowing, it'll be fatal. So, with adequate amount of vitamin K in our body helps the bleeding to stop so healing processes can start,soon the wound will be no longer visible. This is why in the hospitals, vitamin K is prescribed for those who will undergo surgery or for those giving birth. To aid clotting at their wounded site.
In some cases where the body couldn't meet it's need for vitamin K, complications may occur. Like I said before, when you're bleeding it can be fatal.
What else does vitamin K does to the body? :-
  • Assist absorption of calcium.
  • Prevents loss of bone density.
  • Prevents hardening of arteries & cuts risks for heart diseases.
  • Prevents cancer.
  • Treats dark circles under the eyes.
  • Beneficial for women with excessive bleeding problems.
  • Anti aging.
When vitamin K is on the low, its symptoms are:-
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Blood-tinted urine.
  • Hemorrhaging  in gastrointestinal tracts.
  • Easy fractures.
  • Calcium deposition in body organs, such as the heart & causing discomfort, eventually burdening the heart & its functions.
  • Excessively bleeding wounds.
Okay,now the food source:-
  • Green leafy veggies.
  • Kale,turnip greens,Brussels sprouts & spinach.
  • Lettuce,broccoli,okra & asparagus.
  • Celery.
  • Beans.
  • Spring onios.
  • In some fortified cereals.


health news said...

nice posting... grettings

Arthritis Therapies said...

Very well written post easy to read and understand.Vitamin K should be treated with much importance when choosing a proper diet to help the body perform various functions. People should realize the importance aspects of vitamin K in the body functionality and thus treat it with much seriousness.

Mak anak tiga said...

@health news: thanks..
@Arthritis therapies: Yes, and not only to be taken prior to injuries or surgeries..

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