Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Vitamin K Requirement is
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.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Based on your genetic profile, you should be able to maintain a healthy vitamin K level through your diet.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Animal sources of vitamin K include chicken, eggs, beef, lamb, shrimp, sardines, tuna, and salmon.
- Vitamin K is fairly stable as it is not destroyed by usual cooking methods or lost in cooking water.