Also Known as: Phylloquinone, Phytonadione, Menadiol
Vitamin K is the family name for a series of essential fat-soluble compounds, which are stored in the Liver in minute amounts.
The best-known role for Vitamin K is the maintenance of normal blood coagulation and thus its derived name from the term “Koagulation Vitamin”. It also helps with strengthening of the bones and capillaries. It has been shown from a recent study that if taken in large doses, vitamin K might lower the risk of fractures of the hip, and conversely, a deficiency of vitamin K could lead to an increase risk of osteoporosis.
Initial laboratory studies on cancerous tumors has shown that Vitamin K might be an effective vitamin to slow down the growth of the tumors, and a current study is looking at the effectiveness of vitamin K for cancer treatment.