Benefits of Vitamin K.
Our focus will be on the benefits of Vitamin K for women and menstruation, pregnancy, and overall health.
Vitamin K is ESSENTIAL. Don’t let any of the following information scare you away from it; just become informed. Vitamin K is often overlooked because it is needed in a minimal amount (because it is so potent). You have to be especially careful about those type substances because too much or too little of the powerful substance and big problems can occur. Discussing Vitamin K supplementation with your doctor, especially when pregnant, is essential.
Let’s dive right into menstruation. Vit. K is best known for its role in blood clotting, leading us to the women’s end of things. Vitamin K deficiency can lead to a woman experiencing excess menstrual bleeding, which makes sense since it is known for the regulation of blood clotting. Therefore, adequate amounts of vitamin K are vital to helping reduce menstrual blood flow. Based on the mechanisms and functionality of Vit. K, it can help regulate the menstrual cycle by ensuring the optimal functioning of the hormones that help reduce associated menstrual pain. For many women, a bit of K can be a real game changer.
If you happen to be blessed with becoming pregnant, adequate vitamin K is essential for many reasons. REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING… Pregnant women suffering from vomiting and nausea are often deficient in vitamin K. This vitamin intake will show good results by providing relief in less than seventy-two hours and preventing mild symptoms in the future. (Not needed daily to enjoy the nausea-free lifestyle you crave)
Necessary: 1) Pregnant women are advised to AVOID vitamin K supplements daily without consulting their doctors. 2) Men and women, talk to the doc about clotting issues or on blood thinners before using Vit. K supplementation.
Switching gears to the other benefits that everyone may experience with the right amount of K. Vitamin K has been shown to improve and protect cognitive health. As per a 2013 study published in the Neurobiology of Aging, vitamin K plays a crucial role in brain development and improving cognitive function. It also prevents degenerative conditions among older people by improving their episodic memory.
Heart Health: Vitamin K is a strong inhibitor of arterial calcification. It prevents calcium deposition on the heart walls and reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Dr. Katarzyna Maresz, president and scientific coordinator of the International Science and Health Foundation in Krakow, Poland, says, “An increased vitamin K intake could be a means of lowering calcium-associated health risks.”
Blood Sugar and Diabetes: Vitamin K plays an essential role in regulating blood sugar levels and reducing the risk of developing diabetes, as per research published in the journal Diabetes Care. It is believed that vitamin K supplementation is more effective in preventing diabetes among older men when compared to women.
Anti-cancer: Vitamin K supplements are known to prevent tumor growth in cancer patients as per a research published by Fan Xv, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, Liaoning. Talk to your doctor first if cancer is a concern.
There are many other benefits as well with Vitamin K, such as fighting osteoporosis, immune health, and more… So, fire up the old Google machine and go straight down the rabbit hole if you need more than what is here. Did I mention… TALK TO A DOCTOR OR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL before starting Vitamin K supplementation.
Best of health! Stay Healthy & Stay Legit
Strictly opinion and not medical advice. Consult your doctor, pharmacist and/or nutritionist before starting/stopping any supplement or exercise program