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Vitamin K (Phylloquinone, Menaquinone)
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
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Phylloquinone = K1, derived from plants

Menaquinone = K2, derived from gut bacteria

Menadione = K3, derived synthetically

Function: Blood clotting, bone formation, antioxidant

Sources: Dark-green leafy vegetables, parsley, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, soy, egg yolks, liver, legumes, and synthesized by intestinal bacteria

Optimal Intake: 50 to 100 mcg

Deficiency Signs: Blood-clotting problems, osteoporosis, menstrual cramps

Toxicity: Hemolytic anemia

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