Vitamin K3

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Vitamin K: the key vitamin for blood coagulation with important function in bone formation 

Vitamin K3 or menadione is produced by means of chemical synthesis. The forms normally used for feeding animals are Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (water soluble) and Menadione Nicotinamide Bisulfite. 

The principal function of vitamin K is the control of the blood coagulation period. 

A large number of proteins with different metabolic functions require vitamin K for their biosynthesis. Thus the majority of tissues have relationships depending on vitamin K, in particular in bone tissue two proteins K-dependent are involved in calcium and bone metabolism.

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dsm-firmenich ProductContent (min.)Formulation TechnologyApplication
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (MSB) Feed gradeMenadione 51.5% (515 g/kg)Fine crystalline powderMash, Pellet, Expansion, Extrusion, Water/Milk replacers
ROVIMIX® K3 MNB (Menadione Nicotinamide Bisulfite)Menadione: 43% (430 g/kg)
Nicotinamide: 30.5% (305 g/kg)
Fine crystalline powderMash, Pellet, Expansion, Extrusion

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Main functions:

  • Blood clotting and coagulation
  • Coenzyme in metabolic process related to bone mineralization (Ca binding proteins)

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Increased clotting time
  • Hemorrhages
  • Anemia
  • Bone disorders

Main functions:

  • Blood clotting and coagulation
  • Coenzyme in metabolic process related to bone mineralization and protein formation

Deficiency symptoms:

  • Hematological index changes: Increased clotting time
  • Hemorrhage

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