FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMIN K
fat-soluble Vitamin K is one of the vitamins that are fat soluble (A, D, E, and K). Vitamin K is best known for its role in blood clotting and bone health, but recent evidence has confirmed the link between the lack of vitamin K and cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide.
There are two forms of this vitamin that can be found in the diet. One is vitamin K1(phylloquinone), it is a form that occurs in plant foods such as spinach. The other is vitamin K2 (menaquinone) coming from animal feed. It is much better absorbed and more biologically active than the shape of the plant.
Vitamin K in the body has the function of modifying certain amino acids of glutamate in certain proteins, which allows them to bind to calcium. This is important because calcium is a key factor in some of our major health problems as we grow older.
This is mainly a loss of bone and fractures due to calcium loss and calcium deposition in obstructive arteries, which contributes to heart disease. When the values of vitamin K are sufficient, these proteins work properly.