The Top Five Benefits of Vitamin K

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Vitamin K is fat-soluble vitamin that plays a key role in helping form normal blood clots or coagulation. Vitamin K is beneficial for health. The following are the top five health benefits that vitamin K can provide.
 
1. A primary health benefit of vitamin K is that it regulates clotting of blood. If you suffer either an injury or tear of a blood vessel, vitamin K automatically regulates blood clotting by transporting calcium from the body to the area of injury. Vitamin K also helps reduce internal bleeding in the liver, malabsorption, and jaundice.
 
2. Vitamin K has health benefits for pregnant women, who get sick and feel nauseous. Vitamin K provides relief within 72 hours. They may be advised to take vitamin K supplements to reduce the risk of bleeding. In the case of women experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding, vitamin K reduces the outflow of blood. It can regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce menstrual pain.
 
3. Vitamin K cream, a type of skin cream, is used before and after surgery. Vitamin K is an active ingredient of the vitamin K cream, which has healing properties. When applied to the skin and area of bruise, the broken blood vessels heal.The proportion of vitamin K in each cream may vary with the purpose the cream is supposed to serve.

4. To prevent the occurrence of hemorrhage in babies, vitamin K is injected into the body. The practice has been abandoned due to concerns that it could lead to asthma in babies. Oral drops are used instead.
 
5. The discovery of vitamin K-dependent proteins in bone has led to research of the role played by vitamin K in maintaining bone health. Epidemiological studies (a statistical study on human populations that tries to link human health effects to a specific cause) have demonstrated a definite relationship between vitamin K and age-related bone loss. Such bone loss is called osteoporosis. The key symptom of osteoporosis is the reduction of bone density. After a certain age, bone building starts waning. In women, significant levels of bone loss occurs after menopause

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