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Saint Peters, MO 63376-6414

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Nutrition Stop

Spider/Varicose Veins in you Legs

It is estimated that 40 million Americans suffer from some form of damaged veins, including spider veins, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids.  The nutritional approach to vein health includes taking a good multivitamin that includes Vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium and magnesium.  Vitamin C is very important as it supports connective tissues of the body, such as veins and capillaries.  Flavonoids, compounds often found in nature with vitamin C, have a very powerful effect on veins.  Studies show that flavonoids, such as those found in citrus fruits and grape seed extract, protect the inner lining of blood vessels.  Some common herbs to consider are horse chestnut and butcher's broom.  Horse chestnut has a long history of use in Europe and scientific studies have verified its use for improving circulation and reducing swelling in the legs.  Butcher's broom is widely used for improving circulation in the lower extremities and for its anti-inflammatory effect.  Other herbs that support circulation include bilberry, ginkgo and cayenne.