Did you know that there is a high level of Vitamin K deficiency in infants and children?
Vitamin K2 and its amazing benefits are often overlooked. However, it is, in fact, an essential vitamin which can hugely support your kids’ health and development. It has so many benefits, like promote cardiovascular health, supports coagulation and bone mineralisation.
You may know that most infants have low vitamin K levels when they are born, and midwives often
suggest a shot of this vitamin as soon as they are born. Well, the reason is due to the placental barrier
as well as breast milk offering very low levels of this vitamin.
Vitamin K deficiency is prevalent in kids with the weakened immune system as well as healthy kids. So
supplementing with this vitamin (in particularly with a K2 form of it) is an effective way to manage
Vitamin K deficiency. A K2 form of the Vitamin K is advanced over other types of this vitamin due to its
life, bioavailability and effective use in kids.
Healthy life and ageing begin with healthy infancy and childhood. Adequate levels of nutrients and
vitamins in our kids’ bodies are vital to ensure their health going into the adulthood.
Vitamin K supports Calcium absorption helping it build strong bones, which are mostly developed during
childhood and teenage years. So without vitamin K2 helping calcium ‘do its work’, strong and healthy
bones cannot be properly built.
Vitamin K in Foods
Food that contains vitamin K2 isn’t regular household names or something you would eat on a regular
basis. This vitamin is in certain foods which aren’t well known. They are natto (fermented soy), goose
liver pate and goose leg, hard cheeses like gouda or gruyere, Gouda, Pecorino Romano, Gruyere, etc.),
egg yolk, grass-fed butter, chicken liver.