vitamin K3


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vitamin K3

n
(Biochemistry) a former name for menadione
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Noun1.vitamin K3 - a form of vitamin K
antihemorrhagic factor, naphthoquinone, vitamin K - a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood
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Vitamin K exists as vitamin Kl (phylloquinone), which is abundant in many vegetables; vitamin K2 (menaquinone), which the body produces in the digestive tract and which is provided by some animal products; and vitamin K3, the synthetic form known as menadione.
Vitamin K exists as vitamin K1 (phylloquinone), which is abundant in many vegetables; vitamin K2 (menaquinone), which the body produces in the digestive tract and which is provided by some animal products; and vitamin K3, the synthetic form known as menadione.
2Composition of vitamin and trace element premix was as follows per kilogram of premix: vitamin A, 9,000,000 IU; vitamin D3, 2,000,000 IU; vitamin B1, 1,800 mg; vitamin B2, 6,600 mg; vitamin B3, 10,000 mg; vitamin B6, 3,000 mg; vitamin B12,15 mg; vitamin E, 18,000 mg; vitamin K3, 2,000 mg; vitamin B9, 1,000 mg; vitamin B5, 30,000 mg; vitamin H2, 100 mg; folic acid, 21 mg; nicotinic acid, 65 mg; biotin, 14 mg; choline chloride, 500,000 mg; Mn, 100,000 mg; Zn, 85,000 mg; Fe, 50,000 mg; Cu, 10,000 mg; I, 1,000 mg; Se, 200 mg.
A group of US urologists studied the combination of vitamin K3, 50 mg per day, plus vitamin C at 5,000 mg per day in treating prostate cancer patients who had failed standard therapy.
Vitamin K3 is the supplemental form of the nutrient and is converted to vitamin K after digestion.
20 May 2010 - Leading global vitamin K3 producer Mianyang Vanetta Chemical Industrial Co.
The production site for vitamin K3 in Shawinigan, Canada, will terminate its operation by the end of March 2010.