Premier Horse Chestnut Compounds - Planetary Formulas

old message Premier Horse Chestnut Compounds - Support For Healthy Legs Darrell Miller 06/06/05


Date: June 06, 2005 03:39 PM
Subject: Premier Horse Chestnut Compounds - Support For Healthy Legs


  • Centuries of Use
  • Clinical Studies Document Horse Chestnut’s Benefits
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  • Word is spreading in the United States about the benefits of horse chestnut—a traditional botanical widely used in Europe to support vein integrity, especially in the legs. Planetary Formulas offers three scientifically advanced horse chestnut products: HORSE CHESTNUT VEIN STRENGTH™ , FULL SPECTRUM™ HORSE CHESTNUT and HORSE CHESTNUT CREAM. These products were developed in light of the latest advances in modern pharmacological research and the clinical experience of one of the world’s foremost herbal authorities,Michael Tierra, L.Ac. An acupuncturist, herbalist and author,Michael integrates classic Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal formulations with the knowledge gained from modern research and more than 30 years of clinical experience. The result—three premier horse chestnut compounds, unsurpassed for dependability and consumer satisfaction.

    Centuries of Use

    Horse chestnut’s botanical properties were first described by Italian medical botanist Mathiole in 1565, and the plant was widely used throughout Europe by the 18th century. In 1896, a French researcher, Artault de Vevey, reported on horse chestnut’s benefits for the health of blood vessels.

    Clinical Studies Document Horse Chestnut’s Benefits

    Today a growing body of research is confirming horse chestnut’s benefits for circulatory health—turning horse chestnut into one of the top ten best-selling herbs in Europe. Horse chestnut’s benefits are associated with a variety of constituents, but especially with a group of saponins collectively known as aescin.Horse chestnut is also a valuable source of bioflavonoids, including the subclass of flavonoids known as proanthocyanidins, renowned for their antioxidant activity. When taken internally, research has shown horse chestnut’s constituents to strengthen the capillaries (the minute blood vessels that connect arteries and veins), support normal blood flow, and support the normal exchange of fluids through cell membranes.


    Planetary Formulas FULL SPECTRUM HORSE CHESTNUT features horse chestnut seed extract, standardized to deliver a minimum of 20% aescin, one of horse chestnut’s primary beneficial constituents.


    HORSE CHESTNUT VEIN STRENGTH combines this same standardized horse chestnut extract with an additional 405 mg blend of some of the most widely used traditional herbs for supporting a healthy vascular system. These include butcher’s broom, witch hazel bark, bitter orange fruit, dong quai root and ginkgo biloba leaf extract, standardized to at least 24% ginkgo flavone glycosides.


    HORSE CHESTNUT CREAM combines a concentrated extract of horse chestnut seed and bark extract (20% aescin) with additional renowned astringent tonifiers and circulatory herbs, such as butcher’s broom, witch hazel, white oak and myrrh. An advanced liposome delivery system is used to support tonification and deep moisturizing.

    Internal use of FULL SPECTRUM HORSE CHESTNUT or HORSE CHESTNUT VEIN STRENGTH, in conjunction with the external use of HORSE CHESTNUT CREAM, provides a dynamic two-step approach to vein support. Planetary Formulas. More than Herbs – Herbalism!


  • • Blumenthal, M., et al. 1998. The Complete German Commission E Monographs, Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council.
  • • Brown, D. 1997. Ginkgo biloba extract for age-related cognitive decline and early stage dementia - a clinical overview. Quart Rev Nat Med. Summer: 91-96.
  • • Diehm, C., et al. 1996. Comparison of leg compression stocking and oral horse chestnut seed extract therapy in patients with chronic venous insufficiency. The Lancet. 347: 292-294.
  • Planetary Formulas is a member of the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA), the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), and the Association of Ayurvedic Product Suppliers (AAPS). These organizations are leaders in establishing codes of ethics and quality control guidelines for the manufacture of botanical supplements.

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