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decnewbie
02-14-2003, 09:30 PM
Do you use vitamin K? What do you use it for? What is it good for?

Thanks and God bless.

LotsOfLocs
02-14-2003, 09:38 PM
http://www.brainybrawn.com/IMCAccess/ConsS...VitaminKcs.html (http://www.brainybrawn.com/IMCAccess/ConsSupplements/VitaminKcs.html)

Vitamin K protects the body against the following:

Bleeding. Vitamin K is used to reduce risk of bleeding in liver disease, jaundice, malabsorption, or in association with long-term use of aspirin or antibiotics. Vitamin K has been used in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding, and with vitamin C to treat morning sickness. Babies are sometimes given a vitamin K injection soon after birth, because in certain cases, such as in premature infants, they are at increased risk for bleeding.
Osteoporosis. Vitamin K is needed for bones to use calcium. Vitamin K supplements may improve bone mass in postmenopausal women. Vitamin K deficiency is linked to osteoporosis because low levels have been found in those with the condition. Supplements of vitamin K have been used to treat osteoporosis.
Vitamin K also helps in the following ways:

Vitamin K may prevent kidney stones.
A vitamin K analog, K compound 5, may stop liver cancer growth.
Some forms (water-soluble chlorophyll) help control body, fecal, and urinary odor.
Water-soluble forms are used to treat skin wounds.
In addition, preliminary evidence suggests that vitamin K3, the synthetic form of vitamin K, may inhibit the growth of some bone marrow cells, specifically, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) cells, and enhance the chemotherapeutic effects of doxorubicin. However, these results have not yet been demonstrated in humans; further clinical studies may be warranted

lilkinkyc
02-14-2003, 10:18 PM
Vitman K:

Vital for blood clotting, liver, nervous system and energy.

Deficiency:

Nosebleeds, bleeding ulcers, hermorrhaging, low energy.

Herbs:

Alfalfa, Shepherd's Purse, Kelp, Plantain

Foods:

Green plants, soybeans

This was taken from African holistic Health by: Dr. Imhotep Llaila Afrika

Lyvy
02-20-2003, 01:42 PM
Lack of vitamin K can also lead to dark circles under the eyes.

Maestradiva77
02-22-2003, 09:23 PM
Thanks for the info.