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DSM in Food, Beverages & Dietary Supplements

Quali®-K (vitamin K)

DSM is the world’s largest manufacturer of Vitamin K, vital for its role in helping blood coagulate properly.
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Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that occurs naturally in two forms: Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone), found in plants; and ‘vitamin K2’, the group of compounds called ‘menaquinones,’ mainly found in dairy products.


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Vitamin K is best known for its role in helping blood to clot (coagulate) properly; the ‘K’ comes from its German name, ‘Koagulationsvitamin’.

 

 

Key benefits

A sufficient intake of vitamin K is important as it helps the body to:

  • Clot (i.e. coagulate) blood
  • Maintain bone health
  • Keep blood vessels functioning properly.
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Product forms

DSM is the world’s largest manufacturer of vitamin K and is completely backwards integrated. We produce both oil and dry forms, suitable for all pharma and food applications.

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