Benefits of vitamins
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19th Oct 2011, 02:32 PM #11
Re: Benefits of vitamins
Vitamin K Deficiency
Vitamin k deficiency was thought to be rare, and it may be in a strictly clinical sense. However as we've seen before sub clinical deficiency of this vitamin may be widespread.
There is a huge difference between deficiency that causes outright disease, and lower than optimal amounts of a vitamin that can result in long term problems that develop over time and cause chronic disease.
Some of the signs of vitamin k deficiency are:
- Bleeding Gums
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Eye hemorages
- Prolonged clotting times
- Easy bruising
- Liver cancer
- Calcification of soft tissue
RDA's for vitamin k are:
Who Benefits From vitamin K?
Because we produce enough supply of this vitamin in our body and from green vegetables that we take, vitamin K supplement may not be needed at all. However, certain people who fall in the categories below may find vitamin K supplement to be useful.
Women who suffer from osteoporosis are normally found to be deficient in this vitamin. It is believed that supplements may help.
For women who experience excessive menstrual bleeding, this vitamin may be for you. It would help reduce the flow of blood out of your body.
Pregnant women who suffer from nausea and vomiting are also shown to be deficient in this vitamin. Supplements have been shown to provide relief within 72 hours.
Hemorrhage in Babies
To prevent hemorrhage in babies, the vitamin used to be injected to newborns. Recently, the practice has been abandoned due to concern of childhood asthma and oral drops have been introduced instead.
Post Menopause Women
Women in this category have been shown to have a reduced amount of calcium loss in their urine when vitamin K supplement is taken.
Avoid a great amount of vitamin K because it may lead to liver problems or jaundice in kids. You should bear in mind that human make adequate supply of vitamin K in the colon and can get an extra supply from green vegetables. Only take vitamin K supplements when you are advised by a medical practitioner.
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17th Nov 2011, 11:02 AM #12Newbie
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Re: Benefits of vitamins
Great threat on the importance of vitamins. Vitamins are vital for human health and we must take essential vitamins to improve and maintain our health.
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