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    Nature's Life - Horse Chestnut 400 mg. - 50 Capsules

    • Code#:64944
    • Manufacturer:Nature's Life
    • Size/Form:50  Capsules
    • Packaged Ship Weight:0.20
    • Servings:50
    • Dosage Size:1  Capsule(s)

    Nature's Life - Horse Chestnut 400 mg. - 50 Capsules

    Nature's Life Horse Chestnut is intended to provide nutritive support for healthy circulation.

    Nature's Life Horse Chestnut Features & Benefits:

    • Reduces nighttime leg cramps, especially in the calves
    • A potent free-radical scavenger that helps protect and improve blood circulation in the legs by decreasing transcapillary filtration
    • Strengthens capillaries by reducing the activity of lysosomal enzymes and thus inhibiting the breakdown of mucopolysaccharides in the capillary walls

    Horse Chestnut
    The circulatory system, made up of thousands of miles of veins, arteries and capillaries, is the body's delivery mechanism for nutrients. In addition to oxygen, the circulatory system transports water, proteins, fats, sugars, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, hormones and antibodies to all of the body's organs and tissues.

    Although a healthy circulatory system is strong and flexible, it is also extremely fragile. The delicate walls of veins and capillaries can be easily damaged, which interferes with their ability to deliver nutrients.

    Some factors which may contribute to vein and capillary damage include:

    • oxidative damage by free radicals
    • lack of exercise
    • excessive standing
    • obesity
    • a low-fiber diet (causing constipation)

    Such damage can lead to:

    • dilated veins and weakened vein walls
    • damaged valves in the veins
    • increased capillary permeability (leaking capillaries)
    • increased capillary size (weakened capillary walls)
    • reduced blood flow
    • tired, swollen and painful legs
    • impaired delivery of nutrients.

    Fortunately, there are simple, easy and all-natural solutions for maintaining a healthy circulatory system (making lifestyle changes for example, as stated in the list above). In addition, scientific research shows that a concentrated, standardized extract from the seeds of the Horse Chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum L.) helps maintain strong capillaries and veins - especially those in the legs.

    Like many herbs, Horse Chestnut has a long history of traditional use in folk medicine. Externally, it was used in the form of an astringent, hot poultice and ointment to care for both soft, tissue as well as aching joints. The primary active constituent in Horse Chestnut Seeds is aescin (a triterpene glycoside mixture). The seeds also contain stigmasterol and alpha-spinasterol.

    The ability of Horse Chestnut Seed Extract to reduce the body's natural inflammatory response may be attributed to these natural plant sterols.

    This potent extract of a traditional southern European herbal remedy strengthens and helps protect the capillaries from becoming too porous. Standardized Horse Chestnut Seed Extract also helps maintain the small size of capillaries. The major benefit, however, may be aescin's ability to tone and strengthen veins and capillaries by increasing the contracting ability of the elastic fibers in the walls of the veins, thus improving flexibility of the veins.

    There are indications that Horse Chestnut reduces the activity of  lysosomal enzymes, which are more apparent in people with poor blood circulation in veins. These enzymes break down substances in cells (including foreign particles such as bacteria).  In the region of the vein and capillary walls however, this breaking apart of cells may weaken the walls and reduce blood circulation. Standardized Horse Chestnut Seed Extract reduces the action of these damaging enzymes and therefore helps maintain healthy blood circulation in the veins.

    Oral doses of Standardized Horse Chestnut Seed Extract are free of any serious side effects and have shown to be well tolerated by those who take it. It also works quickly: one study which used 50 mg of aescin (the amount found in just 300 mg of Nature's Life standardized extract capsules) showed an improvement in vein strength and integrity within three hours of supplementation.

    Nature's Life provides this high quality botanical as a dietary supplement capsule with standardized, concentrated aescin. Nature's Life Horse Chestnut Seed Extract capsules contain the same concentrated, sustained release potency used in scientific research noted above to ensure better delivery of valuable aescin to capillaries and veins over a longer period of time.

    Nature’s Life also offers a soothing, high quality Horse Chestnut Seed topical creme. When applied topically this natural herbal balm provides many of the same benefits as Nature’s Life Standardized Horse Chestnut Seed Extract capsules taken orally. The balm contains 2% standardized aescin.  Significant scientific research has proven that daily application of this beneficial balm to the legs will help maintain healthy and beautiful skin.

    The natural way to maintain and strengthen healthy veins and capillaries is to eat a healthy, high-fiber diet, stay trim, exercise regularly, and use Nature's Life Sustained Release Standardized Horse Chestnut Seed Extract capsules and Horse Chestnut Herbal Balm.

    Facts About Horse Chestnut
    In Europe, horse chestnut seed extract is a proven aid to maintain and improve capillary strength, especially in the legs. Capillaries are protected from becoming too porous. In one double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover study, horse chestnut seed extract (providing 50 mg escin taken 2 times daily), improved vein integrity in only three hours. The researchers concluded that horse chestnut effectively supported capillaries and veins in the legs.

    A study in Lancet compared horse chestnut to a placebo. The 240 people who received a 300 mg capsule (standardized to 56 mg escin) of horse chestnut seed extract 2 times daily, reported that porosity of the capillaries improved significantly.

    Ingredient Highlights
    Nature's Life uses the finest horse chestnut extract available, tested for purity and potency and backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

    Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L, Family Hippocastanaceae) is a deciduous tree native to southern Europe, but also cultivated in the United States and Canada. The tree grows 50-80 feet tall with large palmate-shaped leaves, bearing white, red or yellow flowers in late spring followed by seed pods with one to six shiny, brown seeds.

    Escin, a triterpene glycoside mixture, is the primary active ingredient in horse chestnut seed extract. The concentration of escin determines extract quality and effectiveness. Horse chestnut also contains the phytosterols beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol and alpha-spinasterol.

    Horse Chestnut Safety
    Horse chestnut is well tolerated. In controlled studies, the only side effects noted were mild gastric complaints, including nausea. No adverse effects were noted and no contraindications were listed.

    About Nature's Life
    Mission Statement: "To ethically provide quality products and services to improve nutrition and health"

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    Nature's Life's supplements are formulated by specialists in the health and natural foods industry and backed by scientific research. Nature's Life only offers nutritional supplements and formulas that are supported with valid, published peer reviewed research. All of Nature's Life's brochures and other educational materials list the published references that support our claims and statements. Customer satisfaction through product effectiveness is Nature's Life's paramount goal.

    The Best Before dates on the containers assure Nature's Life's customers that Nature's Life's products are still 100% effective through that date. Nature's Life protects every bottle with two separate tamper-evident seals.

    Education
    Nature's Life publishes a series of consumer brochures and Product Presentation Sheets designed to help people make informed health choices. Substantial time is spent researching and verifying scientific studies until Nature's Life is producing, and validating, the best possible benefit information.

    Affiliations
    Nature's Life represents, and lobbies for, Nature's Life consumers' health freedoms. Nature's Life is also a strong advocate for freedom of choice in health care products and practices. Nature's Life actively monitors state, federal and international regulatory agencies and legislators, and actively participate in reforms. Nature's Life is a recognized industry leader in the improvement of quality standards for nutritional supplements, and Nature's Life works hard to ensure that your best interests are being promoted and protected.

    A message from the President of Nature's Life
    Nothing is more important than your good health, a philosophy Nature's Life takes to heart.

    Nature's Life believes in making top quality products that are consistently effective. Nature's Life also believes in sharing thier knowledge to create better-informed consumers. Part of this sharing process is the FULL disclosure of every ingredient in every product, and informative publications supporting thier claims.

    Nature's Life confidently stands behind all of thier formulas. Nature's Life only uses components with valid scientific evidence of their health benefits, and Nature's Life always ensures that thier products are made, and labeled, with your safety in mind. If Nature's Life can't substantiate the health benefits of an ingredient with human research, they don't use it. Everyone has the right to basic nutrition and we make it affordable and beneficial.

    I am glad to be a part of Nature's Life. Helping to improve and maintain the health and well-being of people, and the environment, in which we live, is a reward unmatched by any other. Nature's Life hopes that this catalog is valuable to you in selecting the highest quality, best valued nutritional supplements. We look forward to a continued cooperative relationship with you, including prosperity in knowledge and health.

    Nature's Life appreciates your support, and the opportunity to be a part of your wellness program.

    Suggested Use

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    Take one (1) to three (3) capsules daily with food. Store in a cool, dry place.


    Nature's Life - Horse Chestnut 400 mg. - 50 Capsules
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: 1 Capsule
    Servings Per Container: 50
    Amount Per Serving %DV*

    Horse Chestnut Seed Extract (Aesculus
       hippocastanum)
       (2:1 extract standardized to 56 mg aescin
       - a natural plant polyphenol)

    400 mg *
    *Daily Value Not Established.
    †Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Other Ingredients: Gelatin (Capsule), Butcher's Broom and Magnesium Stearate.

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    The horse chestnut helps us with improving the circulation in our legs, which is very important to us old geezers.

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    About Nature's Life

    Nature’s Life supplements are formulated by specialists in the health and natural foods industry and backed by scientific research. Nature's Life only offers nutritional supplements and formulas that are supported with valid, published peer reviewed research. All of their brochures and other educational materials list the published references that support their claims and statements. Customer satisfaction through product effectiveness is Nature’s Life’s paramount goal.

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