WHAT IS VITAMIN K

Vitamin K1 and K2, or phylloquinone and menaquinones, come from green, leafy vegetables and animal products. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone), found in plants; and Vitamin K2, the group of compounds called ‘menaquinones,’ mainly found in dairy products. Vitamin K helps the body to clot or coagulate blood and maintain bone health. The food and nutrition industry fortify products with both forms of vitamin K to make them more nutritious.

  • Synonyms: Phytomenadione, Phytonadione, Vitamin K, Vitamin K1, 3-Phytylmenadione 2-Methyl-3-phytyl-1,4-naphthoquinone
  • INCI: Phytonadione
  • Chemical formula: C31H46 O2
  • CAS #: 84-80-0
  • Hazard: Not a hazardous substance or mixture

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Characteristics
AppearanceClear Yellow Viscous Oily Liquid
SolubilitiesInsoluble in water
Freezing point4°F (-20.0°C)
Molecular weight450.7 g/mol
Weight per gallon8.0619 lb/gal
GradesIndustrial, Food Grade, USP

USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR VITAMIN K

Vitamin K uses include as a vital nutrient to keep the body healthy. It's important for blood clotting and healthy bones and also has other functions in the body,

  • Food and Nutrition: Vitamin K refers to a group of fat-soluble vitamins that play a role in blood clotting, bone metabolism, and regulating blood calcium levels. The body needs vitamin K to produce prothrombin, a protein and clotting factor that is important in blood clotting and bone metabolism.
  • Personal Care: Oil soluble Vitamin that helps to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles and stretch marks. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin.

Quick Answers

Vitamin K1 and K2, or phylloquinone and menaquinones, come from green, leafy vegetables and animal products. The food and nutrition industry fortify products with both forms of vitamin K to make them more nutritious.

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