Rooibos-Vitamin K

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Rooibos-Vitamin K

by xine » Apr 20th, '07, 10:57

Hey all...was wondering if anyone knew anything about Vitamin K and rooibos...as in how much Vitamin K is in rooibos. I've been researching online and I can't find any hits. Help would be very much appreciated :D

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by tomasini » Apr 20th, '07, 11:00

i wont lie to you..and maybe this is ignorance leaking through...but unless vitamin k is potassium (i know, periodic table), i dont think ive ever hheard of it... :shock:

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by xine » Apr 20th, '07, 11:09

That is what I was thinking....but I see things for Vitamin K and no mention of potassium. !!! I hadn't heard of it before this either.

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by scruffmcgruff » Apr 20th, '07, 11:24

There is such thing as vitamin K, and it's not potassium: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_K

As for how much is in rooibos... I don't know. Sorry!

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by xine » Apr 20th, '07, 12:18

Thx Scruff for the info. Ketamin? Isn't that a drug? oh boy. That wikipedia page looks like a lab report. I will attempt to read it between emails. THX!

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by scruffmcgruff » Apr 20th, '07, 14:44

"Vitamin K" is a street name for the drug ketamine, yes. But, there is an actual vitamin K as well.

Basically, a molecule gets classified as a vitamin if the body needs it to perform certain chemical reactions but can't make it in large enough quantities to keep up with the body's demand.

I'm pretty sure you can get your needed amounts of vitamin K from a regular diet (according to the wikipedia article), so I don't think there's much need to worry about getting an extra helping of it from rooibos. I'm not a doctor though, so don't hold that against me if I'm wrong.

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by xine » Apr 20th, '07, 15:22

The person inquiring about it (I think) wants to have more of it. I read something about Vitamin K helping with memory loss.

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