Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Benefits of Vitamin K for your Skin

Vitamin K is mostly found in leafy green vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and spinach. Internally vitamin k is used to clot blood, or reverse blood thinning. Because of this, if you have a liver, kidney or blood clotting problem, talk to a doctor before using a vitamin k supplement.

Their are many forms of vitamin k, but most available is vitamin k1, or
Phytonadione.  Vitamin K1 is known to be faster working, stronger concentration and less toxic.

Vitamin K benefits the skin by reducing spider veins, healing scars and burns, bruises, stretch marks, dark discoloration under eyes, and treating rosacea.

Vitamin k helps reduce calcification of elastin, the natural elastic fibers that keep the skin firm and stretchy. Because of this, vitamin K can be integral to reducing stretch marks with pregnancy. People that are unable to metabolize vitamin k usually have premature aging and a greater amount of wrinkles because of a vitamin k deficiency. Vitamin A is more effective in conjunction with vitamin K making them complements to great skin health, and needed for acne treatment using a retinol product. Vitamin C helps vitamin K be absorbed faster, so look for a cream with all three vitamins for maximum effectiveness.

Treatment for spider veins or broken capillaries and rosacea is from vitamin K's ability to help circulation in the skin.  Dark circles under eyes is helped by the ability for vitamin k to reduce bruising, since the dark circles are primarily a bruising of the tissue under the thin and transparent layer of skin under the eye.

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