Info: 90 Capsules
As people age and become more sedentary, they may develop poor circulation in the legs, which can manifest itself as chronic venous insufficiency (blood pooling) and varicose veins. Extracts from Horse Chestnut seeds can help with that, thanks to their primary active constituent aescin: a triterpene saponin mixture somewhat like pine tar, which can reduce vein fluid leaks by reducing the number and size of the pores in their membranes. Rutin, a powerful antioxidant, has also been included as a synergist to help strengthen the blood vessel walls.
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is a European and Asian tree commonly known as 'buckeye,' which produces a green fruit with brown seeds. It was first documented by herbologists in 1565 by Pierandrea Matthioli in Dioscorides' Materia Medica and is commonly used in European herbalism. It's rich in saponins and flavones which have been shown to support the integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue.
Several studies have found statistically significant decreases in lower leg circumference, leg volume, and symptoms of leg pain, pruritus (itchy skin), fatigue, and "tenseness" when using Horse Chestnut, in comparison to a placebo.
Each capsule contains:
300 mg Horse Chestnut Extract (Aesculus hippocastanum) (Seed) (Standardized to contain min. 20% (60mg) Triterpenoid Saponins as Aescin)
200 mg Rutin
Non-medicinal ingredients: Veg. Capsule (hypromellose, water), Silica and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Suggested Usage:Take 1 capsule twice daily between meals. Store in a cool, dry place.
Do not use if you have impaired heart, kidney and/or liver functions or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have bleeding disorders or are taking blood thinners or if symptoms persist or worsen. Some people may experience headaches, dizziness, gastric irritation, or itchiness.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80021646.
Siebert, U., Brach, M., Sroczynski, G., and Berla, K. Efficacy, routine effectiveness, and safety of horsechestnut seed extract in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and large observational studies. Int Angiol. 2002;21(4):305-15.
Ehringer, H. [On the vein tonicising principle of horse chestnut extract. Effect of pure horse chestnut extract and aescin on the venous capacity, venous tonus and circulation of the extremities]. Med Welt. 8-24-1968;33:1781-85.