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What Is Dihydrophylloquinone?

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.

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 đź——)

It means that Dihydrophylloquinone is only present in hydrogenated plant oils. (source đź——)

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 đź——)

Dihydrophylloquinone In Food

Dihydrophylloquinone is mostly found in margarine, and prepared foods, but also in infant formulas. (source đź——)

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