How much vitamin K do I need daily?
Daily recommendations of vitamin K differ according to age, sex, daily activity, the person’s status of health, metabolic and medical conditions. However, the recommended vitamin K amount, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is as follows:
- From birth to 6 months: 2 μg
- Infants from 7 to 12 months: 2.5 μg
- Children from 1 to 3 years: 30 μg
- Children from 4 to 8 years: 55 μg
- Children from 9 to 13 years: 60 μg
- Teens from 14 to 18 years: 75 μg
- Male adults from 19 years and older: 120 μg
- Female adults from 19 and older: 90 μg
- Pregnant and breastfeeding teens from 14 to 18: 75 μg
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women from 19 and older: 90 μg
*microgram (μg, mcg)
People at risk of vitamin K deficiency may need more than the daily vitamin K recommendation.