Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Natural Leg Vein Solutions
I know that honestly I'm blessed because so many women have it far worse than I. Many women deal with pain with their veins as well. I've decided to start supplementing to prevent further vein issues. Prevention is really key to great veins.
If you don't know the difference between the two kinds of veins I'm referring to:
Spider veins- these are essentially broken capillaries. They are smaller and can look like a spider in shape.
Varicose veins- these are larger veins, that have become distended and fill with blood. The veins are no longer able to prevent the backflow of blood. They can become large, bulging and even painful.
Vein health does go beyond vanity. Varicose veins can cause pain, swelling, and a sense of heaviness. Surgery is always an option, but it's quite expensive. The good news is that there is a natural much more inexpensive ways to not only prevent vein issues, but treat exhisting ones. Varicose and Spider veins are very genetically tied. If your mother, aunts, or grandmother had them than you are susceptible as well.
There are a few key things that can substantially help prevent and treat both varicose and spider veins.
Horse Chestnut- This is #1 for vein integrity. It tones the veins and blocks the enzyme that can break down vein and capillary walls.
Butcher's Broom- It's anti-inflammatory, astringent, and also tones the veins
Grapeseed extract- A powerful antioxidant that helps repair the structure and function of the veins.
Bioflavanoids- Vit C, Hesperidin, Rutin, and Diosdim are some of the top bioflavanoids used for veins. They help with the structural integrity of the veins and prevent free radical damage. They are also anti-imflammatory.
There are many other things that I could type on about but I want to keep this short. If you want, you can look up Natto for varicose veins. It's also great for Deep Vein Thrombosis. I am currently taking Nature's Way Leg Veins OPC's. If you're pregnant please don't take this kind of supplement internally as the safety is not determined. You can take bioflavanoids while pregnant, though. Topical is another way to go. It doesn't work as well as internally, but if you need extra relief or you're pregnant it would be a good option. Planetary Formula's Horse Chestnut Cream or Aloe Life Leg Gel are both great topical formulas. And just a little FYI, all these things are also great for hemorrhoids :)