Citrus Bioflavonoids
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Citrus Bioflavonoids CITRUS BIOFLAVONOIDS
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Natural Botanical Supplement
Sources:  Lemon (Citrus limon), Orange (Citrus sinensis) and Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

Although bioflavonoids are not true vitamins, they are sometimes referred to as vitamin P, because they possess the healthful qualities of vitamins.   Citrus Bioflavonoids are a class of flavonoids that includes rutin, hesperidin, quercetin, eriodictyl and citron, and they are essential for the absorption of vitamin C.  Normally found in highly nutritious foods, such as citrus, nuts, fruits and plants, bioflavonoids must be supplied through the diet, because the body cannot produce them, and we should supply them to maximize good health!  They are thought to boost vitamin C's efficacy, strengthen fragile capillaries, reduce cholesterol, improve circulation of blood  and act as antioxidants.   Now you can take Citrus Bioflavonoid supplements as an easy and simple way to provide this natural source of sound health!

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The information presented herein by Herbal Extracts Plus is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

Background:
Bioflavonoids are not true vitamins in the strictest sense, sometimes being referred to as vitamin P, and may be found in herbal plants, fruits, nuts and bark; and because they cannot be manufactured by the body, they must be supplied through the diet.  The letter "P" represents permeability factor, and it was given to this group of nutrients because they not only strengthen capillaries, but also improve capillary permeability.  Citrus Bioflavonoids are a class of flavonoids that includes Rutin, Hesperidin, Quercetin, Eriodictyl and Citron, and they are essential for the absorption of vitamin C, which should be taken simultaneously, so they may act synergistically for maximum benefit.  Citrus fruits are well known for providing ample amounts of vitamin C, but they also provide Citrus Bioflavonoids, which are located in the white material just beneath the peel of citrus fruits and may be found in grapefruits, lemons, tangerines, limes and oranges.  Other sources of bioflavonoids include apricots, nuts, peppers, buckwheat, blackberries, black currants cherries, grapes, plums, prunes and rose hips.  In addition, several herbs also provide bioflavonoids, including Chervil, Elderberry, Hawthorne Berry, Horsetail and Shepherd's Purse.

Beneficial Uses:
Citrus Bioflavonoids are considered a natural pain reliever and used extensively in the treatment of athletic injuries, because they are thought to the relieve pain of bumps and bruises.  They are also reported to reduce pain located in the legs or across the back and ease the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Citrus Bioflavonoids are essential support molecules for vitamin C absorption (and should be taken at the same time to gain maximum benefit) and are also believed to protect and preserve the structure (permeability) and strength of capillaries (blood vessels), which is a great help for capillary fragility (easy bruising) and venous insufficiency (varicose veins and spider veins).  Use of Citrus Bioflavonoids and vitamin C also helps in cases of vitamin C deficiency and scurvy, as well as maintaining the health of the body's collagen (the intercellular cement).

Citrus Bioflavonoids are also thought to be a good source of antioxidants that act as free radical scavengers searching for and engulfing the unstable molecules that are produced during the body's use of oxygen that may cause damage to tissues and cells.

Daily use of Citrus Bioflavonoids may be helpful in treating and preventing cataracts and help in cases of diabetic retinopathy.

Citrus Bioflavonoids are said to have antibacterial and antiviral properties and may reduce the symptoms or oral herpes.

Some reports claim that Citrus Bioflavonoids may lower cholesterol levels in the blood, thereby promoting good circulation and possibly reducing hypertension.

Citrus Bioflavonoids are thought to lessen symptoms associated with prolonged bleeding and help in cases of bleeding gums and hemorrhage.

Contraindications:
Extremely high amounts of Citrus Bioflavonoids Botanical Supplement (many times the recommended dosage) may cause diarrhea.  Citrus Bioflavonoids are not recommended for pregnant women.

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