February 9, 2016

Vitamin K

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How does Vitamin K work?

Vitamin K is an essential vitamin that is required for several body functions such as proper function of the blood clotting process.

Are there safety concerns?

Vitamin K is safe for most people. Most people do not experience any side effects when consuming the recommended amount each day.

When taken in the recommended amount each day, vitamin K is considered safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women but don't use higher amounts without the advice of your healthcare professional.

Don't use vitamin K if:
  • You have severe liver disease.
  • You have kidney disease and are on dialysis.

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