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.
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 In Food
Dihydrophylloquinone is mostly found in margarine, and prepared foods, but also in infant formulas. (source 🗗)
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