Vitamin K: clean blood vessels and calcium adhesion

There has recently been interest in the role played by vitamin K in bone mineralisation after it was found that the majority of people suffering fractures also had low levels of vitamin K. In the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe, recent studies have shown that vitamin “K” is essential for the activation of the proteins that transport the calcium and other minerals and fix them on the bone. The vitamin is also said to have a positive effect on our blood vessels.

Vitamin K can be found in green leafy vegetables, such as Swiss chard, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, parsley, broccoli, olive oil, soybean oil,…

The recommended daily amount of vitamin K in Europe is: 1 µg (= microgram) to 1.5 µg per kg of body weight. So someone weighing 65 kg needs 65 à - 97µg of vitamin K per day.