Venous insufficiency is a condition resulting from a decreased blood flow of the veins from the legs back to the heart. The symptoms are characterized by aching, swelling of the legs, tired and heavy legs. Many people often find the need to sit down and elevate their legs to relieve these symptoms. In severe cases, it can injure the skin and resulting in dark pigmentation and scarring. A.Vogel Venaforce gel is a well tolerated and effective aid that helps to reduce symptoms relating to venous insufficiency. It contains standardized Horse Chestnut Seed that has been clinically found to be beneficial for both spider and varicose veins. The active ingredients triterpene saponins, also known as aescin or escine, increase the resistance and reduce the permeability of the vein wall, thus alleviate the symptoms of swelling. In vitro studies, they have also demonstrated an anti-inflammatory effect towards varicose veins and venous insufficiency symptoms.
1 g of Venaforce Gel Contains:
Dry extract of Fresh Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)|54 – 117 mg
(DER 5.0 – 6.1:1, QDE: 270 mg – 714 mg) standardized to 2% aescin
Non-medicinal ingredients: water , alcohol , hypromellose , polyglyceryl-4 caprate , glycerine.
For external use:
Adults: Apply sparingly on legs 2 to 3 times daily. Avoid rubbing.
Always massage the legs upwards toward the heart to promote venous return.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
Wash hands thoroughly after use.
Do not apply to inflamed skin or open wounds.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Avoid taking in case of allergy to any of the ingredients in the product.
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Ottillinger, Bertram, and Karin Greeske. "Rational therapy of chronic venous insufficiency–chances and limits of the therapeutic use of horse-chestnut seeds extract." BMC cardiovascular disorders 1.1 (2001): 5.