bioflavonoid


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bioflavonoid

[¦bī·ō′flav·ə‚nȯid]
(biochemistry)
A group of compounds obtained from the rinds of citrus fruits and involved with the homeostasis of the walls of small blood vessels; in guinea pigs a marked reduction of bioflavonoids results in increased fragility and permeability of the capillaries; used to decrease permeability and fragility in capillaries in certain conditions. Also known as citrus flavonoid compound; vitamin P complex.
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Blueberries, compared to other berries, are rich in bioflavonoid compounds.
Advanced C, for example, contains ester C and a bioflavonoid complex found in such fruits as berries, plums, cherries and oranges.
Dr Lester Packer, of the University of California, said: "In experiments, this bioflavonoid compound turns off the production of nitric oxide, one of the major free radicals produced by white blood cells.
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