Bioflavonoids are a class of polyphenols, these welltrients are necessary for proper function and absorption of Vitamin C and they aid in the healing process of injuries. In addition they possess an anti-bacterial quality and fight against infection. Vitamin P denotes the bioflavinoids. Vitamin P1 denots rutin. Vitamin P2 denotes hesperidin. Vitamin P4 denotes troxerutin.
Bioflavonoids, are widely distributed in plant foods and include:
Lignins (nuts, whole grain cereals)
Proanthocyanins (grapes, pine bark)
Anthocyanins/Anthocyanidins (brightly colored fruits and vegetables, berries)
Isoflavones - genistein/daidzein (soybeans)
Catechins (tea, grapes, wine)
Tannins (tea, nuts)
Quercetin (grapes, wine, onions)
Naringenin/Hesperidin (citrus fruits)
Increasing intake of bioflavonoids has been shown in studies to help prevent heart disease as well as reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Bioflavonoids helpful in the treatment of allergies, cataracts, and heart disease. Taking both vitamin C (1000 mg) and bioflavonoids (800 mg) may help to relieve menstrual problems, specifically heavy bleeding and the loss of iron from the body. Bioflavonoids strengthen capillary walls by helping the body to manufacture collagen and elastin. Stronger veins will aid in the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins, which are the small capillaries that have broken down. Hemorrhoids may even be prevented with the addition of bioflavonoids in the diet.
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