HCSE works in multiple ways to support the health of your capillaries and veins. It is a direct tonic substance for veins and valves, a source of nourishment that enhances their structure. It has been shown to close small gaps in veins that allow fluid leakage that contributes to edema. In addition to its structural support for veins and values it has a regulating function relating to both capillaries and veins that involves ion channels and the flow of calcium in particular. Its actions are unique and fascinating.
On the one hand HCSE relaxes the endothelial lining of capillaries, enhancing friendly nitric oxide production, and reducing inflammation. This generally supports lower pressure or push coming from the arteries (lower general blood pressure). It also helps seal up capillaries that leak too much water into the tissues, helping to reduce edema. On the other hand, while assisting the structural integrity of veins and valves, it increases the pressure in veins so they can pump blood more efficiently against gravity (as opposed to the relaxing effect it has on capillaries). It also helps improve flow through the closely related lymphatic system, another pressure system that can get backed up and cause problems for circulation. This is a unique combination of beneficial actions that are helpful to lower leg circulation.
gibbledygook wrote:I experimented with moderate dosages of horsechestnut alone ( a few grams a day) and initially it was great but then I had a relapse with a brand new symptom. I'd make sure you take a vasodilator with horsechestnut like ginkgo or salvia.
jay123 wrote:Cheer - you might very well be right (I really respect everything you have done for ccsvi and the advice you gave me!) but I was looking at the one portion of the article you quoted -
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