I have had varicose veins that have gotten more visible and are causing discomfort in my leg.
Dear Terry, “I have had varicose veins for some years now, but since I gave birth to my 3rd child last summer they have gotten more visible and are causing me pressure and discomfort in my leg. What can I take or apply to help with these unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins?” — Keisha B., Omaha, NE
Dear Keisha, I do have a few options that you may find helpful. However, I strongly encourage you to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with your physician, as they may have additional input regarding a supplement regimen.
I believe you would benefit greatly by adding red vine leaf and butcher’s broom to your daily regimen. You may have already heard of these two powerful ingredients. Red vine leaf (Vitis vinifera L.) contains resveratrol, anthocyanins, and a range of other protective polyphenols, and has been clinically proven to relieve the pain and swollen legs associated with varicose veins. Butcher’s broom (Ruscus aculeatus) is also extremely well known for treating varicose veins. Together, these two powerful botanicals have the ability to strengthen the veins of the legs and can help stop the pain and swelling you are experiencing. I recommend taking these two ingredients twice daily. When looking for these botanicals, make sure to choose ones 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. 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 mg of mesoglycan twice 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