The incidence of varicose veins is higher in developed countries due to lifestyle factors: poor diet (low fibre), lack of activity, and obesity.
Varicose veins have an estimated prevalence of between 5 to 30 percent in the adult population, with women three times more likely to develop varicose veins than men.
Vitamin A plays a role in several functions throughout the body including vision, immune function, embryonic development and reproduction, bone metabolism, and most important in regards to varicose veins treatment, skin health and antioxidant activity.
Vitamins B are important for varicose veins treatment as they help maintain strong blood vessels. It has been found that Vitamin B support and increase the rate of metabolism, help maintain healthy skin and muscle tone, enhance immune and nervous system function, and promote cell growth and division-including that of the red blood cells that help prevent anemia.
Vitamin C & Flavonoids
Vitamin C and flavonoids has been found to aid circulation, promote healing of sores, and assist in the strengthening of fragile vein walls during varicose veins treatment.
Vitamin E helps improve circulation, connective tissue growth and is believed to help relieve calf pain due to narrowing of the arteries.
The study, published in the Journal of Vascular Research, indicates that inadequate levels of vitamin K may reduce the activity of the matrix GLA protein (MGP) to reduce vascular proliferation and mineralisation, thereby stopping the development of varicosis.
Vitamin P is often used to treat sports injuries, especially in the legs, as they reduce the pain and lessen the effects of prolonged bleeding as well as protecting against antibacterial infections as they are very powerful in maintaining proper levels of blood circulation, one of the causes of varicose veins.
Varicose veins treatment also includes exercise regularly; intake more antioxidant-rich foods; don’t smoke, wearing compression stockings.
For best result in Varicose veins treatment consider a supplement of diosmin, horse chestnut, or pine bark.