Vitamin K

Vitamin K has been called the thrombotic factor because it thickens the blood and helps with clotting.  There are three forms K1, comes from food, K2, is made in the body, and K3, is a synthetic substance.

Some functions of vitamin K are: blood clotting, maintains bone density, antioxidant, helps synthesize protein, and anti-inflammatory.

Foods rich in vitamin K include: dark leafy green vegetables, other green vegetables, and seaweed.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is comprised of 8 different substances.  There are 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols, both are named alpha, beta, gamma, and delta.

Some of the functions of vitamin E are: strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, wound repair, helps nerve and muscle function, protects fatty acids from oxidative damage, and thins the blood.

Foods rich in vitamin E include: seeds, nuts, grains, dark leafy green vegetables, vegetable oils, and wheat germ.