What Is Dihydrophylloquinone & What Foods Can I Find It In?

3D-model of Dihydrophylloquinone (src)

Dihydrophylloquinone is one of the compounds in the Vitamin K family. Vitamin K is not just one vitamin.

It is the collective name for several fat-soluble compounds with similar chemical structures.

Dihydrophylloquinone is only present in hydrogenated plant oils.

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Vitamin K1 And Vitamin K2

Dietary vitamin K is found in two main forms; phylloquinone also called vitamin K1, and menaquinones, also called vitamin K2.

Phylloquinone is our major dietary source of vitamin K.

Dihydrophylloquinone Is Hydrogenated Phylloquinone

Dihydrophylloquinone is formed when phylloquinone-rich plant oils are synthetically hydrogenated. (source )

It means that dihydrophylloquinone is only present in hydrogenated plant oils. (source )

Hydrogenation of plant oils decreases the absorption and biological effect of vitamin K in the bone.

It gives a low bone mineral density, which can lead to a potential risk for bone fractures. (source )

Dihydrophylloquinone At High Cost

The production of dihydrophylloquinone, which is industrially useful, from the naturally occurring phylloquinone, requires many steps such as extraction, isolation, purification, and more.

For this reason, production costs for this substance are very high and have become a problem.

Foods You Can Find Dihydrophylloquinone In

You find Dihydrophylloquinone mostly in fats and oil, snacks, dairy, egg, and baked products.

Examples of food sources include

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