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Horse chestnut is a tree native to the Balkan Peninsula but found throughout the northern hemisphere. Its seeds, leaves, bark, and flowers have been used for centuries to help relieve a huge array of health problems so successfully that this humble nut extract is now widely prescribed by European doctors, and its reputation is spreading to the Americas. We need this medicine more than ever before with so much of the population on prescription medication that comes with their own side effects, some of which can cause life-threatening circulation problems and miserable inflammatory pain. When we discovered the huge benefits and relief that this simple supplement brings, we decided we had to make it available as soon as possible. If you or your loved ones need it, you can now purchase it on our website.
A tea made from horse chestnut is a big part of Turkish folk medicine and used to relieve an upset stomach and pass kidney stones; they also use the seeds to alleviate hemorrhoid symptoms.  Today, horse chestnut is primarily used as a traditional remedy for vascular problems like Chronic Venous Insufficiency, or CVI, a condition in which the veins do not efficiently return blood from the legs to the heart.
Horse Chestnut has undergone extensive medical trials over the last few decades and has proved to be surprisingly effective for a huge array of conditions related to acute inflammation of the immune system , swelling and circulation , particularly in relation to Chronic Veinous Insufficiency     .
Horse chestnut contains a compound called aescin which has many benefits. Research out of China suggests that aescin is resistant to systemic redness. While it’s not uncommon for some compounds to temper redness by suppressing the immune system, since redness can be a response from the immune system, aescin resists redness and swelling without being immunosuppressive.  Aescin also shows strong antioxidant activity. Middlesex University in England published information that showed horse chestnut extract to be one of the most effective free radical fighters available. Additionally, Aescin is also a saponin, often used with natural soap products. Saponins dont only provide a powerful natural clean, they also help the vascular system by making capillaries less fragile. This is of great relief to persons who experience the swelling that results when fragile capillaries leak fluid. 
To date, research has shown very few observable adverse side effects from using Horse Chesnut. Horse chestnut is thought to be remarkably safe and well tolerated by most people. Some research has shown that aescin is more absorbable by the body during the daytime than night- something to consider if you supplement with horse chestnut. 
If circulation and vein health are a concern in your life, first take into account if you could be eating healthier or try an anti-inflammatory diet to see if the food you eat could be the root cause of your problems. Regular cleanses to rid the body of inflammation-causing toxins has been shown to be beneficial. Exercise is also known to vastly improve circulation. Keeping weight gain in check will also reduce pressure on all the organs and blood vessels throughout the body. If in addition you are on heavy prescription medication with side effects known to aggravate symptoms related to circulation and swelling, you may need to both improve your diet and consider taking daily Horse Chestnut extract to keep the symptoms in check. If you are unable or unwilling to make any changes, you may still have noticeable benefits from using Horse Chestnut. It is now available on our website.
†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Emergen30 does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Emergen30 are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.
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The immune system is a “system” of important organs, parts and processes within the body, including bone marrow, lymph nodes, the thymus, spleen and leukocytes. Each of these is critical to protecting against disease and germs. These components work to identify threats to your body such as viruses, bacteria, parasites and other threats in order to prevent damage. It’s important to distinguish these threats from your body’s own healthy tissue so your body can attack the foreign bodies.
Our immune systems do a great job at defending the body, but germs still find their way in from time to time, making you sick. We all worry about getting sick, from colds and allergies to more serious diseases like cancer.
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