Nutrigenomics Vitamin K Requirement

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Vitamin K Requirement is

High
Low
Normal
High

What does this mean?

Likely to have increased risk of vitamin K deficiency Your genotype shows that you have increased risk for vitamin K deficiency. Consume more vitamin K rich food to obtain sufficient vitamin K.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Vitamin K Requirement.

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: GGCX
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Lower level of active vitamin K
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Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Vitamin K Requirement?

Vitamin K (including vitamin K1, phytonadione, and K2, menaquinone), is a group of fat-soluble vitamins that is essential for promoting healthy blood clotting and healthy bones. Low vitamin K intake increases the risk of excessive bleeding, mineralization of blood vessels, and risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Genetic variations contribute to vitamin K imbalance.

There is no fixed RDA, however, 120 micrograms and 90 micrograms for men and women respectively is considered adequate.

Do you have vitamin K deficiency?

Factors affecting vitamin K deficiency

You may be at risk of vitamin K deficiency if you have conditions that may prevent your body from absorbing fats properly, for example:

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Food Sources Containing Vitamin K

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Based on your genetic profile, you should be able to maintain a healthy vitamin K level through your diet.
  2. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, broccoli, lettuce, Swiss chard and parsley are a good source of vitamin K1, with one cup of kale providing over 1,000 microgramss of vitamin K, approximately ten times the recommended minimum daily amount. Vitamin K rich fruits include kiwifruit, blueberries, prunes, figs, and grapes.
  3. Absorption of vitamin K1 is greater when consumed with a little bit of fat, such as vegetable oil, (e.g. extra virgin olive oil, canola oil).
  4. Fermented dairy products, such as yogurt and cheese, and fermented soy (miso paste and natto), provide vitamin K2, which is especially helpful in increasing bone density and reducing the risk of fractures.
  5. Animal sources of vitamin K include chicken, eggs, beef, lamb, shrimp, sardines, tuna, and salmon.
  6. Vitamin K is fairly stable as it is not destroyed by usual cooking methods or lost in cooking water.
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