Vitamin K Supplements
Should people on warfarin (Coumadin) take low-dose vitamin K to help stabilize fluctuations in INR? Learn what experts say in the What It Does section of our Vitamin K Supplements Review. Also, learn if other blood thinning drugs are affected by vitamin K in the Concerns and Cautions section of our review.
Does supplementing with vitamin K2 as MK-7 along with vitamin D and calcium improve bone density in postmenopausal women with weak bones (osteopenia)? Find out what a recent study showed in the What It Does section of Vitamin K Supplements Review. Also, learn about other forms of vitamin K used for increasing bone density and see our Top Picks for vitamin K.
Vitamin K (as MK-7) was given daily for one year to older men and women to see if it would improve bone mineral density. Some also received vitamin D and calcium. Find out if it helped, as well as the results of related studies, in the What It Does section of the Vitamin K Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among vitamin K supplements.
Many of the benefits of vitamin K - such as proper blood clotting and calcium utilization for bone and heart health - are associated with getting adequate vitamin K from foods. The good news? Brand new research has found much higher amounts of vitamin K2 (the form associated with cardiovascular benefits) in dairy foods than previously known. However, the amounts vary tremendously depending on whether these foods are full-fat, or reduced-fat or fat-free. Get the details in the "Vitamin K from food" section of the Vitamin K Supplements Review. If you're interested in a vitamin K supplement, see our Top Picks among brands.
Using a much lower dose of vitamin K than in previous studies, a new study found that intake of a particular form of vitamin K decreased age-related decline in bone mineral content and density in certain bones in postmenopausal women. Get the details, as well as our ratings of these supplements, in the updated Vitamin K Supplements Review >>