Do you have any recommendations when it comes to spider veins?
Q. Dear Terry, “Do you have any recommendations when it comes to spider veins?” — Toni D., Shreveport, LA
A. Dear Toni, Spider veins are smaller, red, purple, and blue vessels that usually develop in the legs and can be seen through the skin. While spider veins rarely are a serious health problem, they can cause uncomfortable feelings (itching, burning) in the legs. Spider veins are most often caused by the backup of blood. However, they can also be caused by hormone changes, exposure to the sun, and injuries.
When it comes to spider veins, I do have a few options that you may find helpful.
I believe you would benefit greatly by adding a combination of red vine leaf extract and butcher’s broom to your daily regimen. Red vine leaf extract contains anthocyanins, in addition to a range of other protective polyphenols, and has been clinically proven to relieve the pain associated with varicose/spider veins. Butcher’s broom is also extremely well known for treating varicose/spider veins. Together, these two powerful botanicals have the ability to strengthen the veins of the legs and can help stop any pain and swelling you may be experiencing. I recommend taking 1 capsule of this blend twice daily. When looking for a formula, make sure to choose one that contains red vine leaf and butcher’s broom that are standardized for their active compounds.
Another excellent supplement is mesoglycan,a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Mesoglycan is an excellent source of glycosaminoglycans (also known as GAGs) – vital and necessary components that build the walls of our blood vessels and arteries. Other examples of GAGs include chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. Mesoglycan works on the actual formation of blood vessel walls, helping them to be strong, yet flexible, plus it helps keep blood moving through our arteries and blood vessels. I recommend taking 50-100 mg of mesoglycan daily.
Keep in mind that while you may start to see changes within several weeks – you need to be patient – it may take up to 3-6 months to see full benefits. Good luck!
Terry . . . Naturally