In the 1930s Danish researchers noticed that baby chickens fed a fat-free diet developed bleeding problems. They eventually solved the problem with an alfalfa-based compound that they named vitamin K, for Koagulation.
Vitamin K is the umbrella term for a group of fat-soluble compounds comprising vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Vitamin K1, also known as phylloquinone, is obtained in the diet from green leaves, broccoli, brussel sprouts and plant oils like rapeseed and olive oils, and makes up 90% of our K intake. Vitamin K2 (a family of menaquinones) is produced in smaller quantities by the friendly bacteria in the digestive tract.
Evidence from studies points to the importance of a regular intake of both vitamin K1 and K2 in order to achieve optimal calcium regulation. Research has confirmed their use in activating K dependant (VDK) proteins which are needed for blood coagulation and other important processes like bone metabolism, vascular health and the regulation of cell growth and apoptosis.
Many experts now believe that a sub-clinical vitamin K deficiency, that is, one that is not great enough to hinder blood clotting capacity, could be wide-spread and could contribute to osteoporosis, and other age-related diseases.
We should point out that supplementation of vitamin K in people under treatment with anticoagulants is contraindicated, and additional supplementation to than found in multinutrient formulas should be supervised by the health professional.
Lamberts® Vitamin K Complex combines 45µg of K2 and 30µg K1, both in their natural form to provide you with a full 75µg per tablet, to provide 100% of the recommended daily allowance (NRV).
A white round tablet.
Each tablet delivers:
|Vitamin K Complex||75 µg|
|Vitamin K1||30 µg|
|Vitamin K2||45 µg|
Tableted / Encapsulated with:
See product label.
Less than 1 hour.
Suitable for vegetarians
This product is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Those on anti-coagulant medication (blood thinners), that wish to take levels of 100µg of Vitamin K or more, should consult with their doctor first.
To be stored in a cool, dry place and protected from light, keep it out of reach of smallest children.