Vitamin K Can Protect the Skin From Wrinkles

Vitamin K has been linked with protecting skin elasticity, which helps prevent wrinkles and aging of the skin. Research has linked Vitamin K with skin elasticity among people suffering from pseudoxanththoma elasticum (PXE), which is an inherited condition of the skin, which results in severe wrinkling of the body and face.
The study published online in the journal of Laboratory Investigation highlights Matrix y- carboxyglutamic acid protein (MGP) inhibiting calcium precipitation among those suffering from PXE. This protein has to be activated by a Vitamin K dependent enzyme.

Prior research has shown that individuals who are not able to metabolize Vitamin K exhibit the PXE symptoms. This indicates that Vitamin K has a role to play in the wrinkling of the skin. The link is also found in the case of a healthy aging person.

One comes across two kinds of Vitamin K- phylloquinone (Vitamin K1) and other being menaquinones (Vitamin K2). The former is available in green leafy vegetables, such as spinach,lettuce, and broccoli. It consists of 90% of Western diet. The latter consists of 10% of Western diet and is found in animal meat ,  natto ( Japanese form of soy food) and cheese.

2 responses to Vitamin K Can Protect the Skin From Wrinkles

  1. I am so mad. I had perfectly smooth skin and a friend of mine who also is supposedly a “skin professional” did several wax procedures on my upper lip without sharing the possible side effects and now I have long term wrinkling.

  2. Is there anything I can do to rectify the situation? To bring back the smoothness to my lip? Any procedures or special creams?

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