Yes, you can! There is no reason for you to be wary of Purition when taking a prescribed anti-coagulant/blood-thinning medication such as Warfarin to prevent blood clots or treat previous ones.
Purition is made only using real, whole food ingredients such as seeds and nuts and with no added vitamins.
Although Purition is packed with protein, fibre and a vast array of micronutrients, due to its natural ingredients, a serving of Purition (40g) only naturally contains a negligible amount of approximately 0.35-0.50µg of Vitamin K - the NRV of Vitamin K being 75µg/day.
The 'K' stands for the German word 'Koagulation', which is this fat-soluble vitamin's best-known function and makes it really easy to remember why this nutrient is so important!
Vitamin K has different forms:
Vitamin K1, (also known as phylloquinone) is the form found in food sources, whereas vitamin K2 (which comprises many compounds, referred to as menaquinones) is synthesised by bacterial species residing in our large intestines.
When on Warfarin, it's still important to keep eating foods that contain vitamin K but avoid it in a supplement form. Please also avoid drinking cranberry, grapefruit or pomegranate juice, as these can exacerbate the blood-thinning effects of Warfarin.
If you are consistent with your daily vitamin K consumption through food sources such as green leafy vegetables (spinach, kale) and foods such as broccoli, asparagus, Brussel sprouts, soybean or rapeseed oil, adding Purition to your daily diet will not negatively effect Warfarin.
Please always consult your GP or dietitian if you have any concerns regarding changing your diet, for example before embarking on a weight-loss journey.
The following article has been written by Barbara Usak - ANutr (Registered Associate Nutritionist)