Bioflavonoids have a protective action on the cardio-vascular system, protecting the cells from ROS (reactions that transfer an electron and/or a proton to the oxide). Bioflavonoids inhibit enzyme alterators, as they are capable of interacting with ROS, and so they are of enormous interest to cardio-vascular physiopathology.
100 thousand kilometres of capillaries to protect with fluid, not sludgy, blood
In fact they protect the whole cardiovascular system, in particular veins and arteries, as well as the extremely vast network of vaso-capillaries, the 100,000 km of micro-channels needed to serve the 75-100 trillion cells of the body.
Menstrual regulation and normalization of the blood flow
They are of extraordinary importance to women in as much as they regularize and simplify menstruation. They have a vaso-dilatatory action. Together vitamins C and P are able to improve venous tone and the parietal resistance of capillary vessels, making them more elastic. Flavonoids normalize the blood flow.
Rutin and the precarious lympho-hematic circulation in the inferior limbs
In general one tends to identify vitamin P in rutin, which itself is one of the flavonoid glucosides, present above all in citrus fruit, lemons, capers, mint, vegetables and buck wheat. Rutin in turn contains the exceptional flavanoid quercetin, connected to rutin disaccaride. It combines well with with bivalent iron, blocking the formation of free radicals. Rutin is a factor that combats oedema and precarious lympho-hematic circulation in the lower limbs.
Polyphenols, friends of the heart
Thanks to their anti-oxidant capacity polyphenolic compounds in vitro have demonstrated they are basic ingredients for reducing the oxidization of LDL, that is afundamental process to the formation of atheroma in the initial lesion of vascular walls, which lead to atherosclerosis. Bioflavonoids also reduce hypertension in addition to its impact on atherosclerosis. They interact with intracellular enzymes that control endothelial functions. They have oestrogenic properties and modulate the enzymatic system. They have a regulatory effect on lignans and isoflavons, vegetable substances whose effects are similar to oestrogens. Their action is that of a protective antioxidant in watery internal areas of cells and in body fluids like the blood.
Reduction of haematomas and haemorrhoids
Flavonoids are sub-divided into anthocyanin (or anthocyans), pro-anthocyanin, pro-anthocyanidins or PAC, chalcones (polichetidi-synthesis enzymes, metabolites from bacteria, funghi and plants) catechins, flavons, flavonoli (pigments), flavon-lignani, carotenoids, flavanons, isoflavons and neoflavons. We are talking about natural substances that constitute the phyto-chemical composition profile of many plants, that participate in their multiple nuances of colouration, and their disting-uished proven psycho-physical benefits to the organism. What stands out though are their properties to reduce hematomas and haemorrhoids. Flavanoids are very useful phyto-nutrients in the field of biochemical re-equilibrium.
Flavonoids are exceptional in every way
They possess anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-hemorrage, anti- haemorrhoidal, anti-abortive, anti-leukemic, anti –thrombotic, anti-aggregant activity. They maintain the proper functioning of the immune system, the vascular system and the hepatic, dermal and neurological systems. They reduce the fragility of the capillaries and therefore resolve swellings and oedema in the lower limbs. They counteract water retention, cellulite, venous problems, varicose veins, ulcers, bleeding gums, bleeding from the nose, bleeding haemorrhoids, and disturbances of the retina caused by diabetes and low blood pressure, improving night vision.
Flavon and isoflavon derivatives
The most diffuse and well known flavonoids are derived from flavon (2 fenyl-y-benzopyrene) or from its isomer isoflavon (3fenyl-y-benzopyrene). An isomer is a compound that has the same chemical formula, but a different structural formula. We will cite some of them like apigenin (the flavon present in celery, parsley, grapefruit, walnuts and chamomile9, hypericoside (betulla), hyperin (hypericum), quercitrin, isoquercitrin (molasses), kaemp-ferolo (broccoli, tomatoes, strawberries, grapes, brussel sprouts and apples), luteolina (thyme, dandelion, sage, carrots, fennel, bel peppers and celery), rutin, vitexina (passiflora and hawhorn), antociani and quercitin.
Citrus fruit, berries and myrtle
Where do we find bioflavonoids? Primarily and absolutely in citrus fruit and berries. Blue myrtle berries from Patagonia for example are amongst the most appreciated. However all myrtle berries, white hawthorn berries, currants, mulberries, raspberries, red grapes including the skins and the seeds, and in any case all kinds of grapes, but also in apricots, apples, pears, plums, carrots, thyme, sage and mint.
There are also enemies
Which are the arch enemies, incompatible with flavonoids? Smoking, stress, fear, anxiety, aspirin, cortisone, anti-biotics, anti-pyretics and coffee.