Varicose veins affect nearly 50% of adults from the age of 40. The veins just under the skin are the most affected, due to the tremendous tension that must endure when an individual has standing long hours during the day. By being both while in this position, the pressure against the vein can increase up to 10 times more. Therefore, persons who by their work to be kept standing long periods, are that are most at risk of suffering from these disorders, among others: tired legs, edema, cold feet, hemorrhoids, phlebitis, thrombophlebitis, capillary fragility, Chilblains, etc. Women are affected more than men (up to 4 times more); obese individuals are at greatest risk; and the risk increases with age, due to loss of tissue tone, loss of muscle mass and the weakening of vascular walls.
Pregnancy can also lead to the appearance of varicose veins due to increased pressure on the veins in the legs. (Pregnant women and nursing mothers should not take Chestnut, but may substitute vitamin C with Bioflavonoids and routine). HORSE CHESTNUT TO THE RESCUE! Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is a great venotonic (substance that improves venous tone, increased the potential for contraction of the elastic fibers of the venous wall). Relaxation of the venous wall contributes greatly to the development of varicose veins and, in particular, improves venous circulation of return to the lower extremities. It is your most researched active ingredient the Aescine (compound isolated from seeds) that acts as an anti-INFLAMMATORY, VENOTONIC, VASOPROTECTANT ANTIEDEMA, increases the resistance of LAS PAREDES CAPILLARIES and REDUCES your permeability (reducing the number and size of the small pores of capillary walls). How to take it is recommended to take between 50 to 100 mg of Aescine, in fasting, for a minimum of 3 months and then follow with a maintenance in the long term. To get 50 mg of Aescine, the active principle, must be taken between 250 and 300 mg standardized extract.