Vitamin K3


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.

For more information on DSM Vitamin Supplementation Guidelines.

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DSM Product Content (min.) Formulation Technology Application
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (MSB) Feed grade Menadione 51.5% (515 g/kg) Fine crystalline powder Mash, 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 powder Mash, Pellet, Expansion, Extrusion

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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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