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Bioflavonoid

Bioflavonoid is found in certain fruits, vegetables and other foods items. They’re also referred to as flavanoids, which exist in more or less 4000 to 6000 different variants. It is widely used in medicine and supplements for mainly health purposes. Bioflavonoid(s) are considered to have anti-oxidant properties.

It helps in the transportation and effective absorption of vitamin C and E throughout the body for added benefits. For example, it helps in maintaining cardiovascular health and nervous system system and on top of that it also helps in maintaining clear and healthy skin. It lowers the risk of heart diseases e.g. stroke.

Bioflavonoid helps the body respond better and much faster to any allergy. It is mainly known for atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma. These allergies sometimes develop due to extra oxidative stress on the body. Bioflavonoid helps in stabilizing the oxidative stress levels, essentially helping defend against these allergies.

It was also found that it helps the radical toxins in the body that can cause cancer to be excreted out of the body. There is very little research to support this claim; however, it is also claimed that it helps in restoring damaged body cells. Most famous source of bioflavonoid in the US is considered to be green and black tea.

However before you head out there to find the supplement for yourself it’s best to look into your own fridge. These foods contain bioflavonoid:

  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Banana
  • Blueberry
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Raspberries

It is very important to understand that bioflavanoids are categorized into 5 types that are:

  1. Flavonols
  2. Flavan-3-ols
  3. Flavones
  4. Flavonones
  5. Anthocyanidins

It’s always a good thing to consult your doctor before taking any supplements. Some medicine can react differently in different situations e.g. most medicines should not to be given to pregnant or lactating women before consulting a doctor.

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