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Vitamin K

Why do we need Vitamin K?
Vitamin K is an essential component in the body’s normal blood clotting process and plays an important role in maintaining bone health.

What are the sources of Vitamin K?
Good sources of Vitamin K are green leafy vegetables such as cabbage, spinach and broccoli, fruits like kiwis and apricots, eggs and dairy products.

How much Vitamin K do you need?
USDA recommends an intake of 30mcg of Vitamin K per day for children from 1 to 3 years of age and 55 mcg per day for children from 5 to 8 years of age. For age group -9 to 18 years, 60-75 mcg of Vitamin K is recommended. 19 year onwards, 90-120 mcg of Vitamin K is recommended. 75-90 mcg of Vitamin K is recommended for pregnant and lactating mothers.

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is utilized in our bodies only if we ingest it in combination with dietary fats. It dissolves in fat before being absorbed in the blood stream to carry out its functions. Excesses of fat soluble vitamins are stored in the liver. Because they are stored, they are not needed every day in the diet.