Vitamin K Cream Benefits - Spider veins, bruises, scars, stretch marks, rosacea, burns, skin disorders - these are just a few of the conditions reported treated with K creams. On-line retailers will tell you that vitamin K is a favorite of surgeons for treating post-operative bruises. What's the truth?
A brief search of the medical literature supports the therapeutic use of K creams.
A clinical study conducted by the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine found that pre-treatment with vitamin K creams did not prevent bruising caused by cosmetic laser surgery, but use of vitamin K cream after surgery reduced the severity of bruising.
In this study, the finding was, use vitamin K cream when you need to, not before you think you do.
Its findings confirmed an earlier study at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York. The New York study found that as little as 1% vitamin K in K creams was adequate to accelerate healing.
What about the use of vitamin K for other skin conditions? Here's what we know from the science.
Vitamin K is dissolved in fat and readily absorbed into the fats of the skin.
Vitamin K helps blood to clot.
The K in vitamin K is an abbreviation for the German word "Koagulation." Vitamin K cream enables a protein containing the above-mentioned gamma-carboxyglutamic acid to "grab" calcium out of the bloodstream and link proteins together so they can form a floating net in the bloodstream. This floating net forms the clot that keeps blood in its proper channels and prevents excessive bleeding.
What you need to keep in mind is, just as skin conditions (except as a complication of surgery) don't happen after night, they aren't healed overnight. Use vitamin K creams on a consistent basis, optimally twice a day, for at least 90 days to see results.
And for even better results, consider a vitamin K cream that included added vitamin E. Experts agree that the main cause of wrinkled skin is exposure to the sun. The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays penetrate the skin and activate molecules of oxygen.
UV radiation makes the oxygen molecule "spin." The radiation splits a molecule of O2 into two free radicals of O. The newly created toxic free radicals of oxygen attack proteins, lipids, and DNA. They link proteins together to make "leathery" skin, and the attack the collagen that keeps skin supple and wrinkle-free. UV exposure causes not just wrinkling but also age spots and cancer.
Vitamin E stops the action of UV rays on skin. Vitamin E provides a chemical called alpha-tocopherol. This chemical in turn recharges other antioxidants that keep skin healthy.
Vitamin E helps the fatty acids themselves to stay free-radical free, both in the body and even in the bottle sitting on the shelf. Vitamin E in the vitamin K cream protects the antioxidant potency of the vitamin K.
With the help of vitamin E, K creams are able to "dry up" excessive bleeding. Excessive flow of blood is behind all the conditions that cause purple marks on the skin, including the spider veins, bruises, stretch marks, rosacea, burns, and skin disorders mentioned above. Use E and K to keep skin clear and naturally beautiful.