Vitamin K

Vitamin K is an important group of nutrients that mostly impacts bone health. Vitamin K2 is the most similar to that found in your body, and;

  • supports cardiovascular system health
  • is important for the optimal delivery of calcium, one of the key building blocks for strong, healthy bones
  • stems the rate of bone density loss during menopause
  • helps to increase bone strength, which may decrease the incidence of falls and fractures in the elderly

Vitamin K is the fastest growing vitamin ingredient in Australia, growing at 30% since last year1.

Vitamin K2 can be found in a variety of foods such as green vegetables (kale, spinach, broccoli, collard greens, etc), meat, dairy products, eggs and fermented foods (yoghurt, cheese, kombucha, etc).

Vitamin K

The recommended Adequate Intake (AI) for vitamin K is the same for both boys & girls as children, with women requiring less in adulthood, per the below table2.

0-6 mths 2.0µg
7-12 mths 2.5 µg
1-3 yr 25µg
4-8 yr 35µg
9-13 yr 45µg
14-18 yr 55µg
19-70µg 70µg 60µg
>70 yr 70µg 60µg

1 Aztec Scan Sales, AU Pharmacy Scan, Ingredient, Dollar Growth vs YA, MAT to 02/12/18