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Vitamin K

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Vitamin K is needed to coagulate blood and to maintain proper bone density. It plays a key role in proper development of the fetus. Deficiencies of vitamin K have been linked to bleeding, such as chronic nosebleeds, heavy menstrual flow, bleeding gums, bruising, clotting problems, and others. It is also being tied to problems with the heart valves.

Vitamin K is found in dark green leafy vegetables. But, vitamin K is blocked by Salicylates that are found in foods like nuts, fruits, spices and mints. Aspirin is a salicylate. That’s why it thins blood.

The imbalance only affects a small percentage of the population who tend to have problems with bleeding. This is a very complicated vitamin that reacts with many other things. Just eat lots of dark green leafy vegetables! If you are prone to bleeding, ask your Doctor about testing your vitamin K levels. Do not self supplement.

Where to get Vitamin K naturally –

Asparagus, avocado, beans, beef, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, egg yolks, lettuce, milk, spinach, tomatoes, wheat bran

 

 

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