The vitamin k group is one of the most important yet misunderstood nutrient groups. Many people remain unaware of its benefits. Vitamin k is not one vitamin but a group of structurally similar molecules.
The following are the main three types of vitamin k
- Vitamin K1: Vitamin K1 prevents bleeding through the blood clotting cascade. Source of vitamin K1 is leafy green vegetables like spinach, algae and certain bacteria.
- Vitamin K2 MK-4: MK-4 is the most readily absorbed in the tissue. It seems to be the most potent or quickly used form of Vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 MK-4 is also most active in regulating genes that may prevent cancer, and as an antioxidant in the brain.sources is organ meats, grass raised dairy pasture-raised egg yolks.
- Vitamin K2 MK-7: MK-7 is most readily absorbed in bones, and it activates osteocalcin and provides skeletal benefits. The sources of MK-7 are natto, cheese.