- Medicines and remedies
- Omega-7 fatty acids
- Coenzyme Q10
- Fish fat
- Systemic enzymes
- Traditional medicine recipes
- Tomato seeds
- Olive oil
- Garlic, lemon and olive oil
- Cayenne pepper
- Apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, and carrots.
- Essential oils and medicinal herbs
- Other methods
- Healthy eating
- Regular movement and physical activity
- Blood pressure control
- Video on ways to strengthen blood vessels
To prevent and eliminate the symptoms of many diseases, people begin to play sports, lose weight and build muscle. However, for the health of the body, it is equally important to restore blood vessels and strengthen them. Otherwise, the functioning of the arteries and veins may begin to deteriorate, leading to a variety of health problems.
Medicines and remedies
To restore blood vessels in the body and improve blood flow is essential to achieve optimal health, especially the cardiovascular system and brain. Most drugs that help maintain the elasticity of arteries, veins and capillaries are dietary supplements and are sold in pharmacies without any restrictions.
Omega-7 fatty acids
Palmitoleic acid is a purified and concentrated form of one specific type of omega-7.
Initial human studies have shown that this compound can help reduce harmful triglycerides, "Bad" LDL cholesterol and increase the level of good HDL - all of which improve blood circulation and heart health, making the walls of blood vessels elastic. Sea buckthorn oil is one of the richest sources of omega-7 fats. It can be found commercially in liquid or capsule form.
Coenzyme supports healthy circulation by making blood vessels elastic and inhibiting blood clots. Results from one large study
show that CoQ10 protects arteries by preventing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Unfortunately, the natural reserves of coenzyme in the body decrease with age (especially after 40 years), and its level can be restored with the help of a dietary supplement with its content.
It is also worth noting that statin drugs further deplete CoQ10 stores, so taking this compounds in the form of tablets are simply necessary with regular intake of drugs for high cholesterol. To strengthen and restore blood vessels, it is recommended to take 100-200 mg of dietary supplements with CoQ10 per day. For optimal absorption, it is advisable to use the ubiquinol form of the coenzyme (instead of ubiquinone).
Fish oil protects blood vessels with two omega-3 fats, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Studies have shown that they can also help lower high blood pressure and triglyceride levels. These fats, inter alia, modulate the mechanisms of atherosclerosis, including inflammation, blood clotting and platelet aggregation, and effectively prevent them.
Fish oil has also been shown to help treat depression. It is recommended to take it in the form of a formulation that has been formally tested for purity. For best results, choose a formula that contains at least 1,000 mg of omega-3.
L-Arginine is an artery-protecting amino acid that increases nitric oxide levels. This causes the blood vessels to become less brittle and more elastic, improving blood flow. As we age, more of this nutrient may be required than diet and natural synthesis by the body can provide.
Dietary sources of L-arginine include turkey, chicken, pork, pumpkin seeds, and soy. But for a faster and more tangible effect, it is recommended to take drugs based on it. Such dietary supplements are safe in most cases and do not have strict contraindications.
However, it is still recommended to avoid L-arginine for people constantly suffering from low blood pressure. The standard dosage of drugs based on this compound is 500-1000 mg per day.
Alternatively, you can consider combining L-arginine with aged garlic extract (AGE). Some experiments have shown that the combination of these substances and some B vitamins can reduce the calcification of the coronary arteries, and, accordingly, increase their elasticity.
Nattokinase is an enzyme in fermented soybeans that helps lower blood pressure. According to a recent study, this compound dissolves excess fibrin in blood vessels, which reduces fragility and improves blood circulation.
Nattokinase is also able to lower LDL cholesterol and raise - HDL, reduce blood viscosity and thereby improve blood flow. However, it must be borne in mind that this plant enzyme can increase the tendency to bleeding. Therefore, before a course of drugs based on it, one should
consult your doctor if you are taking warfarin (Coumadin) or antiplatelet drugs (aspirin or Plavix) on a continuous basis. The dosage of dietary supplements based on nattokinase is often indicated in "fibrinolytic units" or PU. The standard dose is PU 2000 or 100 mg.
Niacin is a B vitamin best known for its ability to raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol. In addition, it is a valuable remedy for widening blood vessels, eliminating fragility and improving microcirculation. This beneficial effect is manifested by a "hot" sensation (tingling and pronounced warmth in the extremities), which often occurs shortly after taking dietary supplements based on niacin.
If the "hot flush" causes unpleasant symptoms in the form of hot flashes, it is recommended to take dietary supplements with niacin in combination with nettle extract in tablets (250-275 mg) before bedtime. It is also advisable to consult a doctor before starting a course of taking the supplement, as in therapeutic doses it can affect liver function.
The standard dosage is 100 to 500 mg. It is recommended that niacin formulations be avoided in "unrefined" form as they are not as effective in improving cardiovascular health as pure synthetic vitamins.
Resveratrol is a compound found in red wine and dark grapes that has a positive effect on the health of the cells lining the blood vessels. It also triggers the release of nitric oxide, which plays a key role in preventing blood vessel fragility.
Plus, resveratrol helps lower LDL cholesterol and prevents platelets from sticking together. All this suggests that resveratrol can significantly improve vascular function. In the form of a drug, it is recommended to take trans-resveratrol (the most easily absorbed form) at a dosage of 200-500 mg. For additional antioxidant protection, look for formulas that combine resveratrol with grape seed extract.
Systemic enzymes are similar to digestive enzymes with one big difference - they work in the bloodstream, not in the digestive tract. These include protease and serrapeptase, which support overall health but are best known for their anti-inflammatory and circulation-enhancing properties.
Systemic enzymes are also able to loosen excess mucus and aid in the breakdown of toxins, allergens, and unhealthy levels of fibrin in the blood (a substance associated with clotting).
As drugs, they are best taken on an empty stomach. In addition to the benefits for blood vessels, dietary supplements based on systemic enzymes are able to relieve pain, and with the effectiveness at the level of some NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen). For best results, you should follow the dosage recommendations as indicated in the instructions for the specific drug.
Traditional medicine recipes
It is not only drugs based on active beneficial compounds that can restore blood vessels in the body. To enhance this effect, in traditional medicine, on the basis of these food ingredients, various mixtures are created, which should be consumed according to a certain scheme.
Tomato seeds contain salicylic acid, which is similar in properties to aspirin and acts as anticoagulant, preventing the formation of blood clots, increasing the elasticity of the vascular walls and improving blood flow. In addition, tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which concentrates in the membranes of vascular cells and prevents lipid damage in them.
When applied topically, tomatoes and their seeds reduce the appearance of varicose veins and have a positive effect on thickness, strength and fluidity of the venous membranes, allowing the absorption of nutrients and preventing toxins.
Preparation and use:
- Cut 2 tomatoes into small pieces (keeping all seeds if possible).
- Place them in a blender and beat for a few seconds until they are smooth and puree.
- Apply topically to the skin 3-4 times a day for at least 2 months.
The best food for getting these results quickly is olive oil. It has anti-inflammatory, tonic and soothing properties that, once absorbed through the skin, reduce the size of dilated and less elastic veins and activate blood flow.
Olive oil is also high in essential fatty acids, vitamin E and minerals. Due to its high level of Omega-3, the product improves blood flow through the vessels and restores the function of unidirectional valves.
Preparation and use:
- Add some olive oil to a bowl and heat to activate its beneficial compounds.
- Using a cotton pad, massage your skin with warm oil for a few minutes.
- Repeat the previous step twice a day for at least 2 months.
Garlic, lemon and olive oil
Garlic is used in folk medicine for many diseases associated with disorders of the heart and circulatory system. The product contains large amounts of allicin and ajoene - sulfur compounds that improve blood circulation.
They help prevent inflammation of the vascular walls, the appearance of their fragility and the formation of blood clots. Garlic has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties that are ideal for reducing edema with varicose veins, as well as to reduce the feeling of discomfort associated with this condition.
Garlic also contains quercetin, a flavonoid that helps strengthen the walls of veins and other blood vessels, preventing damage and dysfunction.
Lemons are rich in vitamins C, B6, A, E, folate, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, and protein. This formulation, especially the abundance of vitamin C, helps protect cells from free radical damage and prevent oxidative breakdown.
In addition, there is evidence that the chemical composition of lemons prevents the development of varicose veins, the tendency to high blood pressure and the appearance of wrinkles on the skin.
Preparation and use:
- Chop 10 garlic cloves and crush them with a pestle and mortar until they become a paste.
- Transfer the paste to a clean jar.
- Extract the juice from 3 lemons and pour the chopped garlic over it.
- Add 4 tbsp. l. olive oil.
- Leave the mixture overnight (10-12 hours).
- After that, using a cotton pad, apply the mixture to the affected area (at the site of detected vascular damage and dysfunctions) 2 times a day for at least 1 month.
Cayenne pepper also helps to restore blood vessels in the body. In addition to treating fragility, the product is considered a miracle cure for varicose veins. It is a rich source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids (antioxidants that are used to treat allergies, viruses, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions), which can reduce the manifestations atherosclerosis.
It also stimulates fibrinolytic activity and prevents factors leading to the formation blood clots, which is guaranteed to provide healthy strength, functionality and elasticity vessels.
Preparation and use:
- Add 1 tsp. l. cayenne pepper powder in 1 tbsp. hot water and stir.
- Drink the resulting mixture 3 times a day for 1-2 months.
Apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, and carrots.
Apple cider vinegar contains a lot of protein, enzymes and beneficial bacteria, but the main healing substance in its composition is acetic acid, which can kill harmful bacteria and prevent their growth. In addition, several experiments have shown that the product is effective in lowering triglyceride and cholesterol levels, dissolving blood clots and normalizing blood pressure.
Aloe vera juice contains salicylic acid and other antiseptic compounds that kill bacteria, causing external inflammation, making it an excellent natural breakout and cleansing tonic for the skin. It is also rich in minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E, which, when combined, strengthen the skin's protective functions.
Carrots are an excellent source of several vitamins and minerals, especially A (from beta-carotene), biotin, K (phylloquinone), potassium, sulfur, and B6. All of them help to restore skin tissue in case of damage. These compounds in the complex are perfectly absorbed into the skin and have a positive effect on the subcutaneous vessels, strengthening and restoring them.
Preparation and use:
- Wash and peel medium to large carrots and grate.
- Take a strainer and squeeze the juice from the grated carrots into a clean bowl.
- Measure in another clean container 1 tbsp. l. carrot juice.
- Add 1 tbsp. l. gel (juice with pulp) of aloe vera and apple cider vinegar, mix well.
- Using a cotton pad, apply the product externally in places of damage to the subcutaneous capillaries at least 3 times a day for a month.
Essential oils and medicinal herbs
Certain other foods, essential oils and medicinal herbs also help restore blood vessels in the body. The best known in folk medicine are several of these.
|Product / plant||How to prepare a remedy for the treatment of blood vessels||How to use, duration of use|
|Witch hazel||1. Moisten a clean cloth with witch hazel alcohol.
2. Apply it to the affected area for a couple of hours.
|Apply the product as a lotion, but not as a compress (do not wrap on top).
It is necessary to repeat the procedure 3 times a day for 1-2 months.
|Fill the tub with warm water and add 15 to 20 drops of distilled witch hazel essential oil.||Dip your feet into a bath with a mixture of water and plant oil and keep for at least 15 minutes, then rinse with clean water. Repeat daily until permanent improvement is achieved.|
|Cabbage||1. Select 3 succulent cabbage leaves and cut them into very small pieces.
2. Then put them in a blender and mix until puree is obtained.
3. Transfer it to a strainer, squeeze the cabbage juice by hand.
|Apply externally to areas with problem vessels at least 3 times a day. The duration of application is individual in each case.|
|Horse Chestnut Seeds||It is recommended to use a commercially available gel based on horse chestnut extract (available in all pharmacies).||Apply the gel to the affected area externally 3 times a day, massaging the skin. Duration - until visible permanent improvements.|
|Marigolds (calendula)||1. Measure out 1 tbsp. calendula leaves, pour into a saucepan.
2. Pour 4 tbsp. water, heat and boil for 5 minutes.
3. Wait until the broth is completely cool.
|Dip a clean cotton cloth or gauze folded in 2-3 layers into the broth, and then apply to the affected area. Apply several times a day for 1-2 months.|
|Parsley and rose oil||1. Take a handful of chopped parsley and place in a saucepan.
2. Add 1 tbsp. water, heat and boil for 5 minutes.
3. Remove from heat, cover and leave to cool until warm.
4. Strain the cooled broth, add 3 tbsp. rose oil and mix well.
|Dip a cotton swab into the mixture and apply to the area in need of treatment, then rinse with warm water. Repeat the procedure 2 times a day for 2 months.|
Various essential oils are very beneficial for improving circulation as well as reducing inflammation and hormonal imbalances. Some of the best essential oils for treating and preventing vascular disorders include cypress. lemon, rose, German chamomile, evening primrose, and concentrated oil with a high percentage of vitamin E.
In the human body, the circulatory system consists of a complex pathway of veins and arteries that can be stretched nearly 150,000 km if separated from the body and folded in one line. All of these vessels are responsible for transporting blood from the heart to all tissues and organs and vice versa, and play a vital role in overall health.
Therefore, in the event of a violation of their structure or functionality, it is urgent to take all possible measures to restore them to a healthy state. In addition to using various supportive and therapeutic agents and procedures, you need to make some changes in your daily lifestyle.
The basic rules for compiling a diet that promotes vascular health are as follows:
- Add a variety of fruits and vegetables to your menu in any mix and match for a rich array of nutrients combined with plenty
- bioflavonoids of different types (phytonutrients that give many fruits their bright and vibrant color). The brighter the vegetable or fruit, the higher the bioflavonoid content in it. One of the types of these compounds (rutin) contributes to the rapid recovery of vascular cells in case of damage, and is present in the greatest amount in apples and all types of citrus fruits. Another type of food necessary for strengthening blood vessels is green leafy vegetables.
- Add turmeric to your food. Spices have been used medicinally for thousands of years. Commonly used in India, turmeric is considered a powerful anti-inflammatory that helps prevent vascular fragility, maintains normal blood flow and promotes healthy blood circulation.
- A high-fiber diet can help normalize cholesterol levels, which are inextricably linked to vein and arterial health. It is advisable to choose whole grains over refined ones, and choose fruits and vegetables for snacks instead of salty chips or sugary sweets.
- It is important to control sodium levels to maintain vascular health. One of the easiest ways to reduce your intake is to prepare fresh and healthy food at home. yourself, and avoid processed foods and convenience foods that contain excess salt. When buying canned food or preserves, you need to check the sodium content in them and choose products with less sodium.
- Water is the most important element for life, on the sufficiency of consumption of which the state of any area and system of the body depends. Plasma, which makes up about half of the total blood volume, is about 93% water. Therefore, you should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day - this ensures that the body does not have to experience overload due to dehydration.
Regular movement and physical activity
Excessive weight gain strains the blood vessels in the lower body. Doing daily exercise such as walking, light weight training, swimming, and yoga promotes healthy blood flow and strengthens all blood vessels. Cardio exercise, in turn, helps to better deliver oxygen and nutrients to the heart and other parts of the body.
If work forces you to sit in one place for a long time, it is highly advisable to walk along the street during lunch, and during the working day - get up every 30 minutes to improve blood circulation.
Blood pressure control
Regardless of the tendency to regularly increase the pressure, it is necessary to measure it regularly and understand what the numbers on the tonometer screen mean. Low blood pressure can cause circulatory failure and inadequate blood flow to individual parts of the body, and high - can lead to stretching of the veins and arterial valves, causing them to weaken and disrupt elasticity.
If a regular long-term measurement shows a stable result above or below the norm (120/80), you need to consult a doctor and choose drugs and other ways to normalize it.
The circulatory system is the basis for the functioning of the above mechanism. Violations in the structure, integrity or work of the vessels become the starting point for the malfunctioning of any part and system. To stop the destructive processes in the human body, it is required to restore damaged elements blood flow as quickly as possible, and then maintain them in a healthy state with all available preventive measures.
Video on ways to strengthen blood vessels
How to strengthen the vessels of the whole body: