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Vitamins

Bioflavonoid (Flavonoids, Rutin, Hesperidin, OPCs, Vitamin P)

13 years, 2 months ago

2250  0
Posted on Dec 30, 2005, 8 p.m. By Bill Freeman

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Bioflavonoid is found in the pith (white part) and pulp of oranges (including the center part), lemon and grapefruit, apricots, rose hips, cherries, grapes, green peppers, tomatoes, papayas, broccoli, cantaloupe and dark pigmented fruit and vegetables. ROLE FOR ANTI-AGING: Bioflavonoids protect vitamin C from oxidation and increase absorption of vitamin A.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Bioflavonoid is found in the pith (white part) and pulp of oranges (including the center part), lemon and grapefruit, apricots, rose hips, cherries, grapes, green peppers, tomatoes, papayas, broccoli, cantaloupe and dark pigmented fruit and vegetables.

ROLE FOR ANTI-AGING:

Bioflavonoids protect vitamin C from oxidation and increase absorption of vitamin A. There is the possibility of the ability to ease pain of varicose veins and help certain types of hemorrhoids.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS:

Edema or accumulation of fluid in the tissue, bleeding into the tissue (noticeable as red spots and splotches when it occurs close under the skin) resulting from fragile, faulty capillaries.

THERAPEUTIC DAILY AMOUNT:

People who eat a healthy, balanced diet should obtain adequate supplies of bioflavonoids from their food. 500-2,000mg, depending on need. No RDA has been established

MAXIMUM SAFE LEVEL: Not established

SIDE EFFECTS/CONTRAINDICATIONS: None known

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