This advanced formulation of nutrients and botanicals is designed to help strengthen and support the venous and capillary systems through several different mechanisms. Over time, internal valves that assist the flow of blood can become weakened and damaged from conditions such as immobility, extended periods of standing or a sedentary lifestyle that hinder the venous system from returning blood back toward the heart. The damage to internal valves may impede blood flow and cause additional damage to veins and capillaries resulting in the susceptibility to disorders of the venous system such as varicose veins, venous hypertension, and chronic venous insufficiency. The nutrients and concentrated extracts in this product work together to help support blood vessel integrity and maintain normal circulatory and vascular function.†
Horse Chestnut: The seeds of the horse chestnut are rich in a saponin mixture called aescin along with several flavonoids including the potent antioxidant quercetin. Aescin has been shown to decrease vascular fragility, promote venous drainage, and minimize the abnormal accumulation of fluid in tissues (known as edema) that can cause swelling and impaired circulation.†
Gotu Kola: Like the horse chestnut seed, the herb gotu kola also contains a group of saponins shown to have benefit for vascular health. The saponins in gotu kola have been found to support the integrity of connective tissues in blood vesssels as well as other connective tissues throughout the body. Studies have also shown that gotu kola may be helpful for those experiencing some of the uncomfortable symptoms commonly associated with chronic venous insufficiency, diabetic microangiopathy, and venous hypertension.
Butcher’s Broom: The roots and the underground, horizontal stems (rhizomes) of butcher’s broom contain active components known as ruscogenins. These natural compounds may improve the strength and tone of the veins and promote venous drainage, thus helping support blood circulation by preventing blood from pooling in veins.†
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex and Hesperidin: Derived from citrus fruit peels, the citrus bioflavonoid complex is a concentrated source of quercetin, hesperidin, and naringen. These compounds support circulatory function by helping to maintain capillary permeability, integrity, and resiliency, as well as blood flow. In addition to strengthening blood vessels, bioflavonoids exert powerful antioxidant properties that neutralize damaging free radicals and help maintain overall cell integrity. Hesperidin methylchalcone, a bioavailable form of hesperidin, has also been added to provide additional support of vascular tone and reduce oxidative stress.†