VITAMIN K1 100MCG
1 tablets, 2 time(s) per day
Capsule / Tablet Size
Blood Support, Men 50+ Women 50+
P0012 - Di-Calcium Phosphate
P0035 - Magnesium Stearate
P0066 - Vitamin K1 (Phytomenadione), min 5% K1
P0075 - Microcrystaline Cellulose
Vitamin K was first discovered in 1929 and given the term koagulationsvitamin, a German word. This explains where the letter K came from. Vitamin K1 is a fat-soluble vitamin, found in three main forms within the body. There are several sub-groups within these forms, each being absorbed slightly differently by the body. The scientific term of Vitamin K1 is Phylloquinone, found in foods of plant origin due to its manufacture via photosynthesis. Foods containing large quantities of Vitamin K1 include kale, spinach, swiss chard, parsley, green lettuce, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.
Vitamin K is commonly supplemented in the diet as it contributes to blood clotting. Its role within the formation of four coagulation factors (substances that initiate blood clotting) is crucial as these coagulation factors increase the speed of blood clotting at the site of injury to prevent sizeable blood loss.