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Why do people take vitamin K?

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Low levels of vitamin K can raise the risk of uncontrolled bleeding. While vitamin K deficiencies are rare in adults, they are very common in newborn infants. A single injection of vitamin K for newborns is standard. Vitamin K is also used to counteract an overdose of the blood thinner Coumadin.

From: Vitamin K WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , 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. 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. 2000. Cockayne, S. 2006. Tamura, T. 2007.







The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative MedicineHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America,Journal of Bone and Mineral Research,Archives of Internal Medicine,Archives of Internal Medicine,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

SOURCES: Longe, J., ed. , 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. 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. 2000. Cockayne, S. 2006. Tamura, T. 2007.







The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative MedicineHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America,Journal of Bone and Mineral Research,Archives of Internal Medicine,Archives of Internal Medicine,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 4, 2018

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