How Vitamin K Can Help Improve Your Skin, Bones, and More

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Vitamin K isn't an ingredient we often hear about in the beauty industry. It's certainly not as wildly known as vitamins C, B, and E, but it is important to the health of our bodies and bones as well as helpful in maintaining our skin and hair. You can take it in supplement form (Amazon has a ton of organic options) or you can eat it as part of your diet. Foods like fresh, leafy greens including kale, spinach, parsley, and romaine, as well as broccoli, seaweed, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, fish, and eggs are all high in vitamin K. Fermented foods also have a high vitamin K content, according to holistic nutritionist and hormone expert Alisa Vitti. 

Below, Vitti, as well as Brooke Alpert, RD, author of The Diet Detox ($14), break down some of the benefits of vitamin K and why you should get into it. From nixing under-eye circles and calming rosacea to increasing collagen production, it seems vitamin K is quickly climbing the ranks, right up there with the better-known aforementioned vitamins. Keep scrolling for their science-backed advice.