If supplementing with oral vitamin K rather than having baby injected at birth with it, what is the preferred type? 1 or 2? My naturopath indicated she has oral K in her office. I asked her if she could supply me with the brand name so I can research it and it is called Thorne Vitamin K2. What is the difference between 1 and 2, and which would be the correct one to use for a newborn after birth?
ETA: So far from my research, it looks like K1 is what is used for blood coagulation and K2 is for bone metabolism. I'm confused as to why my naturopath would suggest a K2 supplement for me and my newborn baby if K2 is for bone metabolism. Do both forms, 1 and 2, prevent hemorrhaging and support blood coagulation? If not, it seems K1 is certainly the type of K I would need. The vitamin K injection is K1, isn't it?
I guess I'm back to square one....anyone have ideas of a good K1 oral supplement?
Edited by SilverMoon010 - 12/7/11 at 4:18pm