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A Natural Varicose Vein Fix

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More than 60% of people will develop varicose veins, with women more likely than men. Varicose veins, a type of venous insufficiency, are swollen, damaged veins near the surface of the skin. Now research reports that pycnogenol can help treat and prevent varicose vein symptoms including swelling and leg pain. Pycnogenol, derived from French maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster), contains potent flavonoids called proanthocyanidins (PCOs) that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.� The study, published in Phytomedicine, investigated the effect of pycnogenol in patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Italian researchers at Chieti-Pescara University, administered daily either 150 mg pycnogenol, elastic stockings (compression) alone or both pycnogenol and elastic stockings to 98 patients with CVI symptoms for 8 weeks.� THe researchers found that both pycnogenol groups had greater improvement in CVI symptoms including leg swelling and pain than the elastic stocking group. Furthermore, the combination pycnogenol and elastic stocking group had significantly better results than pycnogenol alone or elastic stockings alone. “No side-effects were observed; compliance and tolerability were very good,” the study authors write

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