Good sources of vitamin K
- green leafy vegetables – such as broccoli and spinach
- vegetable oils
- cereal grains
Small amounts can also be found in meat and dairy foods.
How much vitamin K do I need?
For example, someone who weighs 65kg would need 65mcg a day of vitamin K, while a person who weighs 75kg would need 75mcg a day.
You should be able to get all the vitamin K you need by eating a varied and balanced diet.
Any vitamin K your body doesn’t need immediately is stored in the liver for future use, so you don’t need it in your diet every day.
What happens if I take too much vitamin K?
There’s not enough evidence to know what the effects might be of taking high doses of vitamin K supplements each day.
What does the Department of Health advise?
You should be able to get all the vitamin K you need by eating a varied and balanced diet. If you take vitamin K supplements, don’t take too much as this might be harmful.
Taking 1mg or less of vitamin K supplements a day is unlikely to cause any harm.