Best Vitamin K Supplement
This supplement by Solgar is the best Vitamin K Supplement as it provides 83% of daily requirement in Phytonadione formulation.
Phytonadione is popularly known as Vitamin K1. The other form of Vitamin K is menaquinone or Vitamin K2.
Phytonadione (Vitamin K1) is the preferred form of vitamin K because it is less toxic, works faster, is stronger, and works better for certain conditions.
For children preferred form of Vitamin k is Vitamin K1.
Vitamin K Supplement Benefits
The primary benefit of Vitamin K supplement is to treat and prevent vitamin K deficiency.
Vitamin K refers to a group of structurally similar, fat-soluble vitamins. For complete synthesis of certain proteins, your body need Vitamin K.
- For blood coagulation: Deficiency of Vitamin K impairs blood clotting. Therefore, deficieny of Vitamin K might result into uncontrolled bleeding.(1)
- Vitamin K supplement is used to reverse the effects of “blood thinning” medications.(3)
- To control binding of calcium in bone and other tissues: The vitamin K-related modification of the proteins allows them to bind calcium ions, which they cannot do otherwise.
- Low levels of vitamin K also weaken bones and promote calcification of arteries and other soft tissues.(2)
- Vitamin K supplementation is used to prevent and treat weak bones (osteoporosis).(4)
- Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) is taken by mouth to treat osteoporosis and bone loss caused by steroids, as well as to lower total cholesterol in people on dialysis.
- Vitamin K supplement may relieve itching that often accompanies a liver disease called biliary cirrhosis.(5)
Solgar Vitamin K Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 Tablet|
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Vitamin K (as phytonadione)||100 mcg||125%|
|Calcium (as dicalcium phosphate)||45 mg||5%|
Solgar Vitamin K Supplement Dosage
As a dietary supplement for adults, take one (1) tablet daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate.
Why this is the Best Vitamin K Supplement
Solgar Vitamin K Supplement is in Phytonadione (Vitamin K1) form. Which is the preferred form of vitamin K because it is less toxic, works faster, is stronger, and works better for certain conditions.
Apart from that Solgar’s Vitamin K Tablets are:
- Free from corn, yeast, wheat, soy, gluten and dairy products.
- Formulated without the use of artificial preservatives, flavours or colours.
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any dietary supplement.
Keep out of reach of children.
All forms of Vitamin K may interact with blood thinning medications. If you are taking an anti-coagulant of blood thinner, check with your doctor before taking Vitamin K supplements.
To assure freshness and potency, store at room temperature 59°-86° (15°-30°C).
Store away from heat, light and moisture.
Do not use if outer bottle seal is missing, torn or damaged in any way.
Vitamin K Supplement Side Effects
Vitamin K Supplements are generally safe for most people, if taken within the recommended Vitamin K dosage. Therefore, do not use higher amounts without the advice of your healthcare professional.
- Vitamin K1 might lower blood sugar levels, therefore, if you have diabetes and take vitamin K1, monitor your blood sugar levels closely.
- If you have Kidney disease and you are receiving Dialysis, excess amount of Vitamin K can be harmful.
- Low-dose oral vitamin K reliably reverses over-anticoagulation due to warfarin. Thromb.Haemost. Crowther, M. A., Donovan, D., Harrison, L., McGinnis, J., and Ginsberg, J. 1998;79:1116-1118.
- Vitamin K supplementation and progression of coronary artery calcium in older men and women. Shea, M. K., O’Donnell, C. J., Hoffmann, U., Dallal, G. E., Dawson-Hughes, B., Ordovas, J. M., Price, P. A., Williamson, M. K., and Booth, S. L. Am.J.Clin.Nutr. 2009;89:1799-1807.
- Reversal of excessive effect of regular anticoagulation: low oral dose of phytonadione (vitamin K1) compared with warfarin discontinuation. Pengo, V., Banzato, A., Garelli, E., Zasso, A., and Biasiolo, A. Blood Coagul.Fibrinolysis 1993;4:739-741.
- Vitamin K in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis and arterial calcification. Adams, J. and Pepping, J. Am.J.Health Syst.Pharm. 8-1-2005;62:1574-1581
- Role of vitamin K2 in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma in women with viral cirrhosis of the liver. Habu, D., Shiomi, S., Tamori, A., Takeda, T., Tanaka, T., Kubo, S., and Nishiguchi, S. JAMA 7-21-2004;292:358-361.