Bioflavonoids are not true vitamins in the strictest sense, they are
sometimes called vitamin P. Bioflavonoids enhance the absorption of vitamin
C, and the
two should be taken together. There are many different Bioflavonoids, including:
eriodictyol, hesperetin, hesperidin, quercetin, quercetrin, and rutin. The human body cannot produce
they must be supplied in the food that is eaten or by nutritional supplements.
are used extensively in the treatment of athletic injuries because
they relieve pain, bumps, and bruises. They also reduce pain located in the legs or
across the back, and lessen symptoms associated with prolonged bleeding and low serum calcium.
Bioflavonoids work with vitamin C in synergy, to protect and preserve
the structure of the blood capillaries.
an antibacterial effect
and prevent cataracts
the symptoms of oral herpes
people with a poor diet low in fruits and vegetables are not getting
enough bioflavonoids in their diet and are at risk. This tends to be true especially of Men
and Teenagers, however in many countries currently even children and women are often not eating right.
Bioflavonoids are also known as: