Does vitamin K2 affect blood clotting?

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1. does vitamin K2 affect blood clotting?

Vitamin K2 plays a crucial role in blood clotting. The vitamin prevents bleeding in case of severe injuries and damages. Furthermore, it transfers the clotting factors. After vitamin K2 is absorbed in the human intestine, it passes through the blood to the liver and provides the blood clotting factors. Babies are often given vitamin K2 in the form of drops just to prevent bleeding. In young children, bleeding often occurs in the brain.

What exactly is vitamin K2?

Vitamin K2 is an essential vitamin. In medicine it is also known as menaquinone. Vitamin K2 is one of the fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamin K2 is one of the few vitamins that can be produced by the body's own intestinal bacteria. It is absorbed after the formation of intestinal cells and supports the activation of proteins. However, the section of the intestine where the vitamin is synthesized by the intestinal bacteria is not suitable for the absorption and metabolism of vitamin K2 and most of the menaquinone produced is excreted. In the human organism, proteins are linked to calcium, thus vitamin K2 is also indirectly responsible for calcium metabolism. It helps that the calcium is transported into the bones and not into the vascular walls of the arteries.

3. the daily requirement of vitamin K2

The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends a daily amount of approx. 60-80 µg for adolescents from 15 years of age and adults. In general, children should reach a daily amount of about 20-50 µg. Dosage and daily requirement may vary in certain life situations such as pregnancy or breastfeeding. Newborns obtain their vitamin K2 from their mother's milk. However, since this is not sufficient and does not fill the stores, infants are given additional vitamin K2 by the doctor at the first examination after birth.

4 Vitamin K2 for strong bones

Vitamin K2 is particularly essential for the human body. It ensures a higher bone density and a better quality of the bones. Especially growing children are very dependent on the vitamin. Vitamin K2 ensures the maintenance of a stable and strong skeleton. Osteoclasts (bone-eating cells) produce the protein osteocalcin in combination with vitamin K2. In combination, this particularly strengthens the bone mass.

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5. conclusion: Does vitamin K2 influence blood clotting?

Vitamin K2 plays a crucial role in blood clotting. It is important for clotting factors and stopping bleeding in case of injury. For this reason, vitamin K2 is best consumed daily through a healthy and balanced diet. In case of vitamin K2 deficiency, supplementation of vitamin K2 in the form of supplements can be very helpful.


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