May 15, 2013

Vitamin K - Reverses the Effects of Blood Thinners:

For many people, having a Vitamin K rich diet can produce many great results for their health, including but not limited to; healing wounds, strengthening blood vessels, help to strengthen bones, even help to prevent bone fractures.

How is Vitamin K Dangerous?

Vitamin K is used to reverse the effects of blood thinners. So for those of you who are on blood thinners such as; Coumadin, Low-Molecular Weight Heparin, Lovenox or any other type of blood thinner, Vitamin K can have a drastic affect on your treatment therapy.

By thickening the blood, you no longer stay in what doctor’s call "a therapeutic state", which means your body no longer has the ability to prevent clots from forming, nor does it have the ability to pass blood through existing or dormant blood clots.

This can be a very dangerous stage for people who are prone to blood clotting. Without even knowing it, the foods you are eating may be helping to form clots that may lead to the worst case scenario, death.

How Can Vitamin K Help?

In a case where your INR (thickness of your blood) is too high, meaning your blood is way too thin, which can lead to internal hemorrhaging, Vitamin K can be used to help thicken the blood quickly to prevent disaster from happening.

I used to eat Vitamin K rich foods prior to me going to get a new tattoo since blood thinners and blood disorders aren't ideal for healing tattoos. I used the Vitamin K two days prior and during my sessions to suppress the effects of the blood thinners, without causing any damage to my circulatory system due to the clots still lodged within my system.

Which Foods Have Vitamin K?

Vitamin K is typically found in leafy green vegetables, including:

- Asparagus
- Beet greens
- Bread crumbs
- Broccoli
- Brussels sprouts
- Celery
- Collards or spinach
- Cucumber
- Green or scallion onions
- Grapefruit
- Kale
- Mustard greens
- Okra
- Parsley
- Pie crust
- Plums
- Romaine
- Sauerkraut
- Soybeans
- Turnip greens

Now if you're anything like me, the above foods are part of your daily diet. I used to have problems keeping my INR between 2.1-2.8 which was therapeutic for my conditions. After seeing a few specialists, we realized it was my Vitamin K rich diet which was reversing the effects of the high daily dose of Coumadin I was forced to take.

Be very careful when eating too much of one food group from the above while on blood thinners, prevention is the key to not creating a situation to allow your body to form another blood clot.


Martin R. Lemieux

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