Flavonoids are a class of water-soluble plant pigments. Flavonoids are broken
down into categories, though the issue of how to divide them is not universally
agreed upon. One system breaks flavonoids into isoflavones, anthocyanidins,
flavans, flavonols, flavones, and flavanones.1 Some of the best-known flavonoids, such as genistein in soy,
and quercetin in onions, can be considered subcategories of categories. Although
they are all structurally related, their functions are different. Flavonoids
also include hesperidin, rutin, citrus flavonoids, and a variety of other
Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
500 mg hydroxyethylrutosides twice per day
[3 stars] Flavonoids strengthen capillaries. A flavonoid derived from rutin, called HR, has been shown to be effective in clearing leg swelling and reducing other CVI symptoms.
200 mg niacin daily, 300 mg vitamin C daily, and 60 mg rutin daily througout menstrual cycle; for cramps: 100 mg niacin every two to three hours
as Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, and Rutin[2 stars] Supplementing with a combination of vitamin B3, vitamin C, and the flavonoid rutin resulted in a 90% effectiveness for relieving menstrual cramps in one study.
[1 star] Test tube and animal studies have found some effects from natural antihistamines such as flavonoids, though no clinical research has shown whether these substances can specifically reduce allergic reactions.
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