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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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One of the best ways to do that is with the bioflavonoid hesperidin.
It indicates that both bioflavonoids were effective in reducing the oxidative stress in testicular ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury.
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Apricots, cherries, grapes, black currants, plums, blackberries, and papayas are also fruit sources of vitamin P, while green pepper, broccoli, and tomatoes offer some good vegetable sources of bioflavonoids.
Zinc, vitamin C and bioflavonoid support immune function in recognising and destroying endometrial patches.
Quercetin is a plant-derived bioflavonoid, and is used by some people as a nutritional supplement.
This bioflavonoid offers antitumor properties that suppress estrogen and tumor producing enzymes.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Quercetin is discussed since several decades as a multipotent bioflavonoid with great potential for the prevention and treatment of disease.
4 Take bilberry and milk thistle tincture - bilberry is high in bioflavonoid which helps relieve haemorrhoids.
Apples are the best source of quercetin, a bioflavonoid with anti-inflammatory properties.
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.3]H]estradiol binding sites.
Naringen is the bitter citrus bioflavonoid derived from grapefruit peel and pulp.