The tips of my fingers have been turning blue and purple. What should I take?
Q. Dear Terry, “The tips of my fingers have been turning blue and purple. What should I take?” — Robbie C., Milwaukee, WI
A. Dear Robbie, First and foremost, if you haven’t seen a doctor regarding your condition, I highly encourage you to do so. To strengthen circulation, there are several ingredients I recommend: mesoglycan, French grape seed extract, vitamin B6, magnesium, and zinc.
To support strong blood vessels, I recommend mesoglycan. Mesoglycan has been shown in scientific studies to treat diseases of the veins and arteries. Unlike prescription drugs, mesoglycan works by strengthening and repairing weakened blood vessels. I recommend mesoglycan from a porcine (pig) source, so it is bioidentical to the same building blocks in our own bodies. I would take mesoglycan twice per day.
I would also take French grape seed extract. In scientific studies, grape seed extract has been shown to shield blood vessels and arteries from free radical damage. I recommend taking a grape seed extract that is tannin-free and standardized to contain only OPCs small enough to be absorbed. I would take this grape seed extract three times per day.
Lastly, many people have heard of vitamin B6, but did you know that not all forms of B6 are the same? I prefer the human, biologically active form of B6 called pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P). This special form of vitamin B6 is easily utilized by the body and has amazing healing properties. I would combine P-5-P with the mineral magnesium. Magnesium plays many roles in the body and deficiencies are all too common due to our diet and lifestyle. Zinc works synergistically with magnesium and vitamin B6. I would take vitamin B6 (as P-5-P), magnesium glycinate chelate, and zinc glycinate chelate three times per day.
Terry . . . Naturally