Varicose Veins Formulas: Overview
Varicose veins and other types of unsightly vascular disorders are of complex origin, the result of genetic, lifestyle, circulatory and nutritional factors. So short of surgery, there are no quick-and-easy solutions for varicose veins. A major causative factor is poor circulation, especially in the lower part of the body. This can allow venous blood to pool in veins instead of flowing back towards the heart. As the blood pools, it places increased pressure on the delicate walls of veins eventually causing them to fail, when they finally lose their elasticity and bulge outward. Valves between sections of veins can also fail, allowing larger regions to affected.
Not much can be done nutritionally about the loss of elasticity that leads to varicose veins - that is a permanent structural change. Instead, Varicose Vein Formulas focus on improving circulation to promote the best possible natural resolution of existing problem veins and reduce the chances of new ones developing. Common ingredients in these formulas include Butcher's Broom, Horse Chestnut and bioflavonoids.