Horse chestnut extracts containing aescin, a complex of saponins, have been shown in numerous clinical trials to help support the normal integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue. Planetary Herbals Horse Chestnut Vein Strength combines an extract of horse chestnut, standardized to 20% aescin, with other herbs used to support the vascular system, including witch hazel, butcher’s broom and ginkgo.
Planetary Herbals offers three scientifically advanced horse chestnut products: Horse Chestnut Vein Strength™, Full Spectrum Horse Chestnut, and Horse Chestnut Cream. These products were developed in light of the latest advances in modern pharmacological research and the clinical experience of one of the world’s foremost herbal authorities, Michael Tierra, L.Ac. An acupuncturist, herbalist and author, Michael integrates classic Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal formulations with the knowledge gained from modern research and more than 30 years of clinical experience.
Clinical Studies Document Horse Chestnut’s Benefits
Horse chestnut’s benefits are associated with a variety of constituents, but especially with a group of saponins collectively known as aescin. Horse chestnut is also a valuable source of bioflavonoids, including the subclass of flavonoids known as proanthocyanidins, renowned for their antioxidant activity. When taken internally, research has shown horse chestnut’s constituents to strengthen the capillaries (the minute blood vessels that connect arteries and veins), support normal blood flow, and support the normal exchange of fluids through cell membranes.
Horse Chestnut Vein Strength
Horse Chestnut Vein Strength combines this same standardized horse chestnut extract with an additional 405 mg blend of some of the most widely used traditional herbs for supporting a healthy vascular system. These include Butcher’s broom, witch hazel bark, dong quai root and ginkgo biloba leaf extract, standardized to at least 24% ginkgo flavone glycosides.