Bioflavonoids

What are Bioflavonoids?
Bioflavonoids are a type of antioxidant that are essential for the stability and absorption of vitamin C. Their primary functions include supporting the homeostasis of the walls of small blood vessels or capillaries as well as maintaining the body’s collagen. Also known as vitamin P, bioflavonoids are commonly found in the pulp and rinds of citrus fruits as well as other sources of vitamin C such as broccoli and soybeans. Bioflavonoids and vitamin C are typically administered and consumed together for each substance enhances the actions of the other. They are used for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties and are known to benefit the skin and the hair as well as improve vascular health. Examples of bioflavonoids include rutin, hesperidin, and quercetin.

What are the health benefits of Bioflavonoids?

Bioflavonoids, along with vitamin C, are used for treating conditions impacted by damaged blood vessels such as varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Other conditions for which bioflavonoids are used to treat include gum disease, hair loss, allergic reactions of the skin, and low immune function.

What are the guidelines for taking Bioflavonoids?
Because of their availability in fruits, bioflavonoids are typically consumed without the use of supplementation. Bioflavonoids are water-soluble and high doses are processed through the urine without becoming a health risk.

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