Market Mixx Blog Home

Nutrition Advice for “Young” Seniors

Lauren

/

Feb 21st, 2014

Senior Couples

Vitamin K

Also indexed as:K Vitamin, Phylloquinone (Vitamin K), Phytonadione (Vitamin K), Vitamin K1, K1
Vitamin K: Main Image

Vitamin K is needed for proper bone formation and blood clotting. In both cases, vitamin K does this by helping the body transport calcium. Vitamin K is used by doctors when treating an overdose of the drug warfarin. Also, doctors prescribe vitamin K to prevent excessive bleeding in people taking warfarin but requiring surgery.

There is promising preliminary evidence that vitamin K2 (not vitamin K1), may improve a group of blood disorders known as myelodysplastic syndromes,1 which carry a significantly increased risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia.

  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary “Star-Rating” system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Anorexia
Take under medical supervision: 45 mg dailyas Vitamin K22 stars[2 stars]
In people with anorexia, supplementing with vitamin K2 may help prevent osteoporosis.
Atherosclerosis

(Vitamin K1, for coronary calcification )
500 mcg per day of vitamin K1 2 stars[2 stars]
In a double-blind trial, supplementing with vitamin K1 for three years appeared to slow the rate of progression of coronary artery calcification in seniors.
Celiac Disease
Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner2 stars[2 stars]
The malabsorption that occurs in celiac disease can lead to multiple nutritional deficiencies. Supplementing with vitamin K may correct a deficiency.
Crohn’s Disease
80 to 1,000 mcg daily2 stars[2 stars]
Taking vitamin K can counteract the deficiency and resulting bone loss that can occur in people with Crohn’s disease.
Cystic Fibrosis
5 mg every three days2 stars[2 stars]
The fat malabsorption associated with cystic fibrosis often leads to a deficiency of fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin K. Supplementation can help counteract the deficiency.
Osteoporosis
1,000 mcg daily2 stars[2 stars]
Vitamin K is needed for bone formation, and supplementing with it may be a way to maintain bone mass.
Morning Sickness
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Vitamin K and vitamin C, taken together, may provide relief of morning sickness symptoms for some women.
Phenylketonuria
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
People with PKU may be deficient in vitamin K, due to the restricted PKU diet. Supplementing with vitamin K may correct a deficiency.

Copyright © 2014 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com

Learn more about Aisle7, the company.

Learn more about the authors of Aisle7 products.

The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

20 Responses to Nutrition Advice for “Young” Seniors

  1. google plus app for windows 8 27/03/2014 at 8:43 pm

    Great article. I’m dealing with a few of these issues as well..

  2. best acoustic guitar brands 19/04/2014 at 8:50 pm

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my children.
    I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year
    old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and
    screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic
    but I had to tell someone!

  3. Sushi lunch 22/04/2014 at 8:13 am

    This post offers clear idea in support of the
    new users of blogging, that actually how to do running a blog.

  4. African Mango 24/04/2014 at 7:01 am

    Excellent, what a web site it is! This blog provides useful information to us, keep it up.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 24/04/2014 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you for being our cheerleader, African Mango! We’ll work hard to continue to provide you with fun and informative suggestions! Please enjoy your Thursday evening! ~Shasta

  5. Garcinia Cambogia Extract 25/04/2014 at 11:07 pm

    continuously i used to read smaller posts which as well clear their motive,
    and that is also happening with this article which
    I am reading now.

  6. best skate shoes 28/04/2014 at 11:28 pm

    Useful info. Lucky me I discovered your website
    accidentally, and I am shocked why this accident didn’t came about earlier!
    I bookmarked it.

  7. Meladerm Reviews 03/05/2014 at 8:22 am

    Hello, I wish for to subscribe for this website to get most
    up-to-date updates, so where can i do it please help.

    • Customer Care Customer Care 03/05/2014 at 7:43 pm

      Thank you for your interest in our Blog, Meladerm. There is currently not an option to subscribe to the Blog updates. I would recommend bookmarking the site so that you can visit when you want to check for new entries. ~Victor

  8. best air purifier for dust 04/05/2014 at 4:16 am

    I’m not sure why but this weblog is loading incredibly slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this issue or is it a issue on my end?
    I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  9. best rated washer and dryer 05/05/2014 at 8:27 am

    I was suggested this web site through my cousin. I am now not certain whether
    this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my difficulty.
    You are incredible! Thanks!

  10. Fat Loss Diet 16/05/2014 at 7:38 am

    Thanks for any other excellent post. Where else could anybody get that type of information in such a
    perfect way of writing? I have a presentation subsequent
    week, and I am on the look for such info.

  11. Ralf 26/06/2014 at 2:04 pm

    Your style is unique in comparison to other folks
    I’ve read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you’ve got the opportunity,
    Guess I will just book mark this page.

  12. Cassandra 06/09/2014 at 2:23 pm

    Good day I am so delighted I found your weblog, I really found you by error, while I was searching on Digg for something else, Anyways
    I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable
    blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds,
    so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal
    more, Please do keep up the awesome work.

  13. Running reflective vest 19/09/2014 at 7:12 pm

    I am genuinely pleased to read this website posts which
    contains lots of helpful facts, thanks for providing these kinds of information.

  14. Vikki D. Osequera 20/09/2014 at 8:22 am

    I’m pretty pleased to uncover this website. I want to to thank
    you for ones time just for this fantastic read!!
    I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to see new things in your web site.

  15. Edward 29/09/2014 at 1:01 am

    Hello, I believe your blog could be having web browser compatibility issues.
    When I take a look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but
    when opening in IE, it’s got some overlapping issues.
    I merely wanted to provide you with a quick heads up!

    Aside from that, wonderful site!

  16. superior singing method scam 29/09/2014 at 9:32 am

    Hello, this weekend is good in favor of me, since this time i am reading this wonderful educational post here
    at my house.

  17. http://flax88adult.modwedding.com/ 29/09/2014 at 4:16 pm

    I am truly grateful to the holder of this website who has shared this wonderful paragraph at at this time.

  18. 16 ounce healthfuls 22/10/2014 at 5:32 pm

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board and I to find It really helpful
    & it helped me out a lot. I’m hoping to offer one thing back and aid others like you
    aided me.

Leave a Reply



|