Vitamin K has a wide range of health benefits for our bodies, among others, is to help the process of blood clotting, reduce pain during menstruation, reduce the bleeding, biliary inhibition and excessive menstrual flow. Vitamin K consists of a collection of minerals containing 2-methilo-naphthoquinone derivatives.
Three forms of vitamin K are known K1 (phylloquinone, phytonadione, phytonactone), K2 (menaquinones are formed from natural bacteria in the stomach tissue, and K3 (menadione).
Vitamin K provides more than 80 nutrients needed by our bodies. Nutrients including minerals, antioxidants, neuronutrients, enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, herbal extracts, carotenoids, bioflavonoids and other supporting materials.
Vitamin K is known as soluble vitamins and fatty tissue found in many tissues of the human body abdomen. The most important role of vitamin K is useful to control blood clotting to prevent blood loss when there is a wound in the body. This Vitamin K helps the absorption of calcium from food, it means that the vitamin is also helpful in the formation and maintenance of healthy bones.
a. Vitamin K deficiency
Someone who will intake of vitamin K deficiency will definitely experience an interruption in the blood clotting process or when they are injured. Symptoms that may arise during the prolonged menstruation, bleeding gums, bleeding in the digestive tract tissues, nosebleeds, easily hurt, urine mixed with blood, old blood clotting times, hemorrhaging and anemia.
On the other hand, a lack of vitamin K2 can lead to various bone disorders. Symptoms that may arise are osteopenia (bone loss), decreased the thickness of the bones (osteoporosis) and bone fracture. Lack of vitamin K2 will also result in the release of excess calcium in the soft tissues. The process will be the release of calcium may cause heart valve if left continuously.
b. Sources of Vitamin K
Some of the foods that are the main source of vitamin K are parsley, kale, spinach, brussel, swiss chard, green beans, asparagus, broccoli, mustard greens, thyme, romaine lettuce, sage, oregano, cabbage, celery, cucumber, leek, flowers cabbage, tomatoes and blueberries.
Some of the food that has gone through phases of fermentation, such as cheese, is one of the foods rich in vitamin K.
c. Benefits of Vitamin K
The main function of vitamin K is to regulate the blood clotting process because this vitamin has an important role in the process of merging prothrombium. This process will be done automatically when any injury to our blood vessels. Clotting of the blood consists of several sets of molecules that continue to circulate in the blood vessels in the body. Vitamin K helps blood clot to deliver calcium from the body. Vitamin K2 serves to increase blood disorders are often referred to myelodyplastic syndrome.
Symptoms of osteoporosis is a phenomenon where we reduced bone thickness. This disorder often occurs when we are older than 50 years, the women are usually found at the time they passed the post-menstrual phase. This syndrome will lead to various complications and move on quietly if left continuously. To prevent this, we need to consume a lot of vegetables and sayutan food that contains vitamin K.
2. Reduce excessive menstrual cycle
Prevent nausea and vomiting in women who are pregnant
Prevent internal bleeding, especially in the abdominal tissue
Controlling blood sugar