Bioflavonoids are powerful naturally occurring chemicals.
What are Bioflavonoids?
Bioflavonoids are naturally occurring chemicals. Bioflavonoids can be found, mainly, in grapes and citrus fruit.
What do Bioflavonoids do?
Bioflavonoids help with inflammation and repair of blood vessels. Blood vessels carry blood around our bodies. They can become inflamed and narrow. If that happens, blood cannot reach around the body. The organs of the body begin to suffer if blood does not reach them properly.
Who needs to take Bioflavonoids?
Healthy young persons do not need to take Bioflavonoids as supplements. Young people on healthy receive enough of bioflavonoids from fruit.
However, if the diet does not include 3 serves of fruit a day, supplementation is a good idea.
The reasons to take Bioflavonoids include:
- Pain and inflammation after injury.
- After viral infection, cold, flu.
- Heart disease.
- Being over 50 years old.
- Smoker or quit smoking.
- Taking drugs and having too much alcohol.
- Bleeding gums.
- diseases of the blood vessels and lymph system
- chronic venous insufficiency
- leg ulcers
- easy bruising
- lymphedema following breast cancer surgery
Is it better to take Bioflavonoids with Vitamin C?
Yes, bioflavonoids help Vitamin C to do its job. This is why some of the Vitamin C supplements contain Bioflavonoids.
Where do I get Bioflavonoids?
It is best to buy them at the chemist. However, the very same product may be available at the supermarket.
Can one overdose on Bioflavonoids? Is there any harm from taking too many tablets of Bioflavonoids?
Like with any other medication, Bioflavonoids must be taken exactly as advised by a health professional or written on the packet.
Bioflavonoids may cause some harm if taken in excessive doses.