Bioflavonoids, Spider Veins, Bruising and Great Looking Skin

You may need more than citrus fruits...

Bioflavonoids are important constituents in fruits, and to some extent, vegetables.  “Bioflavonoids” is a term that encompasses many phytochemicals (from plants). In the last decade-and-a-half, there have been thousands of studies done on bioflavonoids documenting their benefits and their necessity for optimal health.

One of the most obvious indications of bioflavonoid deficiency is bruising. While there are many potential causes for bruising, lack of bioflavonoids seems to be far more prevalent than all other causes combined.

It has been observed by many nutritionists and physicians that this condition affects more women far more frequently than men. Female hormones are undoubtedly a factor.   Exactly how and why, no one claims to understand. This explains why women are far more frequently affected by spider veins and easily bruised. These conditions have been described as vascular fragility. In other words, all your blood vessels and microvasculature (tiny blood vessels) are fragile.  A bruise is nothing more than an outward indication of ruptured microvasculature.

A major component of your skin is the thousands of miles of tiny veins and blood vessels. If this vascular tissue is ruptured (bruised) or hypertrophied (bloated) you’re not going to look good, or be healthy. Health and good appearance go hand-in-hand.

To insure that you have adequate supply of bioflavonoids in your diet, it is advisable to eat at least 1 serving of fruit daily. If this is not sufficient and indications of bioflavonoid deficiency (bruising and spider veins) persist, increase fruit intake or supplement with citrus bioflavonoids. Rutin is a citrus bioflavonoid. It is one of the ingredients in Skin of Gold.TM Most citrus bioflavonoids are extracted from citrus peels and pulp. Grapefruit peel is an ingredient in Skin of Gold.TM Applying this creme to your skin is NOT enough to supply your bioflavonoid needs.

The citrus bioflavonoids that are included in Vitamin C capsules – while they’re sufficient to slow the rate that Vitamin C is eliminated from blood – are inadequate to remedy the aforementioned vascular problems. Therefore capsules of the citrus bioflavonoid Bilberry (blueberry) and/or Grape seed extract make excellent supplementation. For people with elevated bioflavonoid needs, relying  solely on fruit to get an adequate level of bioflavonoids runs the risk of consuming too many carbohydrates (sugar). Overconsumption of carbohydrates is associated with weight-gain and immune-suppression.

Examining your skin for spider-veins or easy bruising is a simple way to find out if these supplements are for you.

Comments

  1. Venisha@Treatment for spider veins says:

    Putting fruits such as blueberries and raspberries into your cereal can help reduce spider veins.

    • admin says:

      That’s an excellent first step. It’s summer now and time to go “pick your own” berries!
      Recently we found freeze-dried pomegranate powder and have been using this in smoothies with blueberries & peaches. Smoothie ideas here: skinofgold.com/vibrant-skin-and-smoothies

  2. Emily says:

    Do you have a supplement brand you recommend? What dosage is needed to treat current vascular problems?

    • admin says:

      Hi Emily,
      Bioflavonoids, like nearly all supplement ingredients, are made by only a few manufacturers. These are then sold in bulk to different supplement companies that either formulate them as single ingredients or into formulas. In most cases there’s less difference between one brand and another, than the public has been led to believe. The price is often the only real difference.
      Bioflavonoids are extracted from fruits, citrus and others. It’s hard or nearly impossible to consume too much bioflavonoid supplements. It is easy to consume too little, and most people do.
      In most cases, 3 times the label recommendations will achieve a therapeutic dose. A few cautions: substances that tend to build up in the system, like fat soluble vitamins (A, E, B6) can be consumed so aggressively that a toxic level is achieved. With bioflavonoids, this is nearly impossible, and somewhat expensive to get to a toxic level.

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