Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a weakening of the venous vasculature primarily in the lower legs. The cause is not certain, although it seems that abnormal blood pressure may play a role in making the venous walls and valves dysfunctional. This results in pooling of blood in the lower leg causing swelling, pain and skin ulcerations.
Improve Vascular Health
Several natural compounds can help maintain vascular structure and function. These include diosmin and hesperidin, flavonoids found in citrus fruits, and grape seed extract. These nutrients have been well studied and are extremely effective in reducing the symptoms of CVI, including reducing fluid build-up in the legs and associated pain, inflammation and skin ulcerations.
Pregnancy, Varicose Veins and More
More women than men suffer from CVI, and pregnancy can also cause this condition. Studies have shown that this flavonoid mixture does not harm the fetus in late pregnancy or the infant early in nursing. These flavonoids can also help reduce the risk of varicose veins, which are also caused by weakening of the blood vessels. Being potent antioxidants, these flavonoids have cardiovascular and anti-carcinogenic benefits.