Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential in the diet. It is crucial for many clotting properties in the blood and was thus named after the word Koagulation, which means coagulation (clotting) in Danish. There are three forms of Vitamin K–Vitamin K 1, 2 and 3.

Health considerations

Vitamin K deficiency can cause uncontrollable bleeding, cartilage calcification, malformed bones and calcium deposit formation in the arteries.

May be found in

Basil, sage, thyme, parsley, kale, swiss chard, dandelion greens, collard greens, spinach, turnip greens, cress


Oman Medical Journal Self Nutrition Data

Alternative Spellings and Names

Vit K, phylloquinone, phytomenadione, phytonadione

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