Vitamins and Nutrients For Treating Varicose and Spider Veins
- Posted on: Oct 15 2019
Supplements For Vein Health
Do you have blue, purple, or red twisted, almost rope-like structures along your legs and thighs? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans have some sort of vein health issue such as varicose or spider veins. There are many forms of treatment for spider and varicose veins but here are some vitamins and supplements that could help with prevention.
Niacin is a form of vitamin B3 known to aid in blood circulation and lowering the level of cholesterol in the blood. These benefits both reduce stress on the veins in your legs, thus decreasing the risk of further varicose veins. Niacin can be found in a variety of foods such as cereals, oats, and tuna. Niacin can also be found in your favorite morning pick-me-up, coffee.
Vitamin C is known for preventing cell damage thanks to its antioxidant properties. These properties promote collagen production as well as strengthen blood vessels. Both of these things help prevent varicose veins from worsening. Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits, peppers, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, and more.
Vitamin E, similar to Niacin, will also increase blood circulation ensuring your legs are receiving proper blood flow. Vitamin E can be found in vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds as well as leafy greens like spinach.
Vitamin K has been increasing in popularity in preventing varicose veins. It is recommended to use it topically, like in a cream. Vitamin K is an anticoagulant, meaning it helps prevent blood clots to keep blood flowing smoothly through the veins. Vitamin K is good for the heart too if you decide you want to increase vitamin K in your diet. It can be found in mustard seeds, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and pumpkin.
Though these vitamins may not cure your varicose or spider veins, they could help in the prevention of more. Varicose veins are considered a medical problem, not just a cosmetic one so it’s important to treat them as such. If you’d like to discuss possible treatment plans or procedures give us a call today (231) 946-1488.