In our next installment of Vitamins and Minerals from A to Zinc, we hit on vitamin K. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be found in the diet and is also made by bacteria. The naturally occurring forms of vitamin K are phylloquinone (K1), found in plants, and menaquinones (K2 or MK), which are mostly made by bacteria living in the intestine.
Vitamin K is very sensitive to heat and light and is easily destroyed by these conditions. Unfortunately, this could mean many people miss out on this vitamin simply because they overcook their food.
There is a risk of vitamin K deficiency with any condition that impairs fat absorption, Continue reading “Vitamin K”Read More