Vitamin K ("Coagulation" in German) is a group name for a number of related compounds of K-vitamins. Vitamin K is found in nature in two forms - K1, also called phylloquinone, which is found in plants and vitamin K2, also called menaquinone, which can be synthesized by many bacteria. Vitamin K3, menadione, is a synthetic form of this vitamin which is manmade. Phylloquinone, also known as vitamin K1 is mostly used in our birds diet. Vitamin K1 is a fat-soluble vitamin. A fat-soluble vitamin dissolves and remains in the fatty tissues of the body, reducing the need to ingest large quantities. Vitamin K1 can be produced in the intestines. Vitamin K1 is needed for proper bone formation and blood clotting, it improves bone density and bone strength In both cases, vitamin K1 does this by helping the body to transport calcium. Furthermore vitamin K1 is essential for synthesizing prothrombin a precursor to the liver protein. In the intestines it also assists in converting glucose to glycogen, this can then be stored in the liver. There are indications that Vitamin K1 is involved in bone formation and repair and may decrease the incidence or severity of osteoporosis and slow bone loss. They play key roles in the regulation of three physiological processes: blood coagulation, bone metabolism en vascular biology. Lack of control of the three processes mentioned above may lead to the following: risk of massive, uncontrolled internal bleeding, cartilage calcification and severe malformation of developing bone, or deposition of insoluble calcium salts in the arterial vessel walls
Available in: 1,5% liquid or 1,6% powder
Liquid: 10ml. pipette bottle.
Powder: 100 gramme tub.