Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a group of compounds which includes phylloquinone (vitamin K1) and menaquinones (vitamin K2). Vitamin K is a fat-soluble substance. Vitamin K1 is commonly found in green leafy vegetables while vitamin K2 occurs in meat, eggs, and cheese. Fruits and other vegetables also have vitamin K as well. Vitamin K is responsible for blood clotting reactions and bone metabolism. This vitamin is a coenzyme in the said reactions.

Health Functions
Vitamin K has potential benefits in the treatment of osteoporosis and coronary heart disease (research is still ongoing). Recent studies found that vitamin K increased bone strength and reduced vertebral height loss in post-menopausal women. In Japan, it is already used as a treatment for osteoporosis. In a study on post-menopausal women, it was found that dietary menaquinone was able to reduce the progression of heart disease. Vitamin K is also necessary for normal blood clotting.

Disease Risk Reduction
Vitamin K reduces the risk for bone disease and cardiovascular diseases.

Groups at Risk
Individuals who are at risk for vitamin K deficiency include newborn infants and people who have malabsorption syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders.

Intake Recommendations
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin K is 75-120 micrograms for adults.

7D VARIETY Recommendations
Energy Dates contain four micrograms of vitamin K per cup. It is not as high compared to other food items such as avocado, kale, and spinach but Energy Dates can still contribute to your daily intake of Vitamin K. 7D VARIETY recommends you to take enough vitamin K because it is vital for blood clotting and good bone and heart health.