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Can Vitamins Get Rid of Spider Veins?

Can Vitamins Get Rid of Spider Veins?
Vitamins that help treat spider veins. Photo Credit vitamins image by Wojciech Gajda from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

Spider veins occur when superficial blood vessels appear on the legs, in the colors red or blue on the skin. Although they most commonly occur on the leg, spider veins can also be found on the face and other parts of the body, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.


Bioflavonoids are a powerful antioxidant that contain anit-inflammatory properties, helping to keep the walls of your vein strong, according to Mother Nature. Bioflavonoids help to protect the structural integrity of your vascular walls and also stop free radicals from getting inside your vessels. The two most important bioflavonoids that help to promote vascular health and increase the strength of your vessels are pyc nogenol and grapeseed. Grape fruits have a high source of bioflavonoids in them.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is need to help manufacture two improve proteins called collagen, which makes skin, blood vessels and scar tissue, and elastin. Both of these tissues help to keep the vein walls flexible and strong. Vitamin C is very important as if you can bruise easily, vitamin C will help to improve the strength of your capillaries. Also, vitamin C contains a high amount of bioflavonoids and is also an antioxidant vitamin. Vitamin C can be found in foods such as citrus fruits and juices.

B Vitamins

B Vitamins can help to keep your veins strong and prevent spider veins from occurring. A combination of B vitamins can also help to treat those who suffer from blood clots. It's important that you get a sufficient amount of folic acid, vitamin B and vitamin B12 in your daily diet. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, vitamin B3 is very effective in improving circulation in your veins. B vitamins also patients with circulatory problems. B vitamins can be found in beef, liver, peanuts and sunflower seeds.

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