Vitamin K1 vs K2: What's the Difference?

Published January 10, 2021 98 Views

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What's the difference between vitamin K1 and vitamin K2? Find out.

Timestamps
0:00 Vitamin K1 vs. vitamin K2
0:10 Vitamin K1
1:22 Vitamin K2
2:20 Absorption
3:30 More on vitamin K1 vs. vitamin K2

Today I want to cover the differences between vitamin K1 and vitamin K2.

Vitamin K1:
• Has everything to do with blood clotting and bone metabolism
• If you're deficient, you may have bruising, you may have trouble with blood clotting, or you may have bleeding gums
• Without vitamin K1, you could bleed to death
• It's unlikely for someone to be deficient in vitamin K1
• You get vitamin K1 primarily from plant sources, but it's in animal products as well
• Vitamin K1 in plants is poorly absorbed, but the body recycles vitamin K1
• Oil like olive oil, on a salad, for example, can help with the absorption of vitamin K1
• Blood thinners like Warfarin can cause a deficiency in vitamin K1

Vitamin K2:
• Has everything to do with calcium control and bone strength
• It's primarily in animal products (like animal fat) and fermented foods (like natto and sauerkraut)
• A few examples of foods rich in vitamin K1 are beef or pork liver, pork, chicken, beef, egg yolks, and soft cheeses
• Vitamin K2 is much better absorbed than vitamin K1 because it comes with fat
• The bacteria in your colon can make vitamin K1 from vitamin K2
• You could become deficient if you're on a low-fat diet, you have inflammation in your gut, you had your gallbladder removed, or you have a fatty liver or a damaged liver

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand the difference between vitamin K1 and vitamin K2.