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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Rather than bet on any one citrus bioflavonoid, supplement companies are selling a "citrus bioflavonoid complex," which, as the name implies, purports to be a combination of citrus bioflavonoids.
Bromelain has been used in conjunction with quercetin experimentally, as researchers have reason to believe that bromelain may enhance the transport of bioflavonoids (like quercetin) across the intestinal membrane.
One of the best ways to do that is with the bioflavonoid hesperidin.
Supplements should be high in vitamin C and bioflavonoids to ease swollen gums.
Particularly to our knowledge, no bioflavonoid had been tested on testicular IR injury.
RonaCare[R] Tiliroside is a bioflavonoid naturally found in plants that helps protect skin against redness and itching.
Quercetin is a plant-derived bioflavonoid, and is used by some people as a nutritional supplement.
9 ELDERBERRIES: Rich in vitamins A and C and bioflavonoid, elderberries also improve the functioning of the immune system.
These results suggest that the active component is unlikely to be a phytoestrogen, bioflavonoid, mycotoxin, or other known endocrine-disrupting agent that modifies cell growth via ER or type II [[sup.
This bioflavonoid antioxidant found in apples and onions stops the release of histamine, the chemical in the body, which is involved in allergic responses.
Analysis of brewed Greek mountain tea at Brunswick Labs also demonstrates its high natural phenol and bioflavonoid content, which have been shown to have beneficial antioxidant properties.
Green Bay, WI, has launched a new product for liver care called Clinical Strength Liver Formula, which combines milk thistle and the potent bioflavonoid silybin with sesamin from sesame seed oil.