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What does vitamin K do?

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Vitamin K plays a key role in helping the blood clot, preventing excessive bleeding. Unlike many other vitamins, vitamin K is not typically used as a dietary supplement.

SOURCES:
Longe, J., ed. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, second edition, 2004.
Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin K."
Office of Dietary Supplements: "Important information to know when you are taking Coumadin and Vitamin K."
Vermeer, C. Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America, 2000.
National Academies Press: "Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc," 2002.
Shiraki, M. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2000.
Cockayne, S. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2006.
Tamura, T. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2007.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2020

SOURCES:
Longe, J., ed. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, second edition, 2004.
Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin K."
Office of Dietary Supplements: "Important information to know when you are taking Coumadin and Vitamin K."
Vermeer, C. Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America, 2000.
National Academies Press: "Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc," 2002.
Shiraki, M. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2000.
Cockayne, S. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2006.
Tamura, T. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2007.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2020

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