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Now that I am back on my feet, my varicose veins have become much worse.

Q. Dear Terry, “I was recently bed-ridden for several months due to a health condition. Now that I am back on my feet, my varicose veins have become much worse. Is there anything I can take or put on my legs to help?” — Michelle B., Montgomery, AL

A. Dear Michelle, There are a few options you may find helpful. However, I strongly encourage you to discuss the use of dietary supplementation with your healthcare practitioner, as they may have additional insight.

Two of the best botanicals for varicose veins are red vine leaf and butcher’s broom. Red vine leaf contains resveratrol, anthocyanins, and a range of other protective polyphenols, and has been clinically proven to relieve leg pain and swelling associated with varicose veins. Butcher’s broom 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 discomfort you may be experiencing.

I recommend taking 1000 mg of these ingredients twice per day. Look for red vine leaf that is standardized for polyphenol, anthocyanin, and trans-resveratrol content, and a butcher’s broom that is standardized for ruscogenin content.

For additional support, you may want to consider adding in mesoglycan. Mesoglycan is a naturally occurring substance in the body and is an excellent source of glycosaminoglycans (also known as GAGs) – which are vital components for building 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 would take 50 mg of mesoglycan twice daily.

Please keep in mind that while you may start to see changes within several weeks – patience is needed – as it may take up to 3-6 months to see the full benefits.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

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