Research shows natural botanicals improve circulation and promote venous
health, experts advise
TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Active healing ingredients found in nature
are effective in the treatment of early stage venous disease such as
varicose veins, reports the Natural Actives Health and Wellness Advisory Board*, a panel of Canadian academics and health practitioners.
A report from the Advisory Board entitled Varicose Vein Research Review: Relevant research findings and advice to
Canadians regarding natural treatment options, concludes that the current body of research suggests that treatment
with natural botanical ingredients Hamamelis Virginianis (witch hazel),
Aesculus Hippocastanum (horse chestnut) and Rutin, can contribute to
strengthened veins, increased circulation and promoted venous health
Harnessing the power of these and other healing natural botanicals, LivRelief™ Varicose Vein Cream is uniquely formulated to target the painful symptoms and unsightly
complications associated with varicose veins - and it may help reduce
the number of patients in Canada who seek treatment by going under the
"We know that tannins and oils in witch hazel act as natural
vasoconstrictors, aescin found in horse chestnut seed blocks leakage
and strengthens capillary walls and rutin contains an antioxidant
called quercetin that is effective in reducing inflammation," says
pharmacist and certified menopause practitioner Carolyn Whiskin.
Whiskin is a member of the Natural Actives Health and Wellness Advisory Board. "The research shows that all of these actives have demonstrated
properties which can improve vein health, by strengthening the walls of
veins, allowing for greater blood flow and therefore reducing the fluid
leakage and blood pooling that causes varicose veins."
Until now, there have always been challenges in the stabilization of
these compounds to ensure effective topical delivery to impacted
varicose vein areas. But, LivRelief™ Varicose stands miles apart from any other products in its category due to its
unique drug delivery system, delivra™.
"Our proprietary transdermal transport system actually mimics the skin's
natural structure," says Dr. Joseph Gabriele, President and Chief
Scientific Officer, Delivra Inc., makers of LivRelief™ products. "It allows the active healing ingredients within these
natural botanicals to safely and effectively penetrate deep into the
skin to directly target swollen, twisted and painful varicose veins
within the body."
The delivra™ base in LivRelief™ Varicose is almost 700 per cent more effective in penetrating deep through the
skin - no other topical varicose cream in the world can provide such
relief deep within the body.1 It also has an absorption rate that is six times stronger than
competing topical base delivery systems.2
"Studies published in credible, international scientific journals
indicate that botanical extracts can provide protective measures
against venous disease," says dermatologist Dr. Sandra Skotnicki,
Medical Director at The Bay Dermatology Centre and member of the Natural Actives Health and Wellness Advisory Board. "This is welcome news for Canadians who want to consider their options
beyond compression stockings or prior to laser treatment or surgery.
The Natural Actives Health and Wellness Advisory Board reviewed and considered the body of evidence in this area. Members
developed research summaries and appropriate advice on how Canadians
might incorporate key learnings into their health and wellness choices
when it comes to improved venous health and varicose vein prevention
and treatment. The Board's report, Varicose Vein Research Review: Relevant research findings and advice to
Canadians regarding natural treatment options, summarizes and presents its conclusions.
Summary of Conclusions and Advice to Canadians:
For many Canadians, twisted, discoloured and protruding varicose veins
are unavoidable. While extremely unsightly, and often uncomfortable,
varicose veins, or the less severe spider veins, are usually a cosmetic
concern. In some cases, where there are ulcers or swelling and itching
or severe pain, a physician or other health professional should be
Lifestyle changes, such as increasing exercise and controlling weight,
may have an impact for some sufferers. Compressions stockings show
effectiveness but are often not utilized, as they can be considered
unattractive, uncomfortable and difficult to manage. Medical options,
sometimes involving surgery, can be invasive and often prohibitively
A topical cream, such as LivRelief Varicose Vein Cream with delivra,
brings key herbal ingredients into contact with impacted areas which
can minimize the look of varicose and spider veins, while alleviating
inflammation and pain. Prior to considering an invasive procedure for
the treatment of varicose veins, a trial of a topical cream, such as
LivRelief Varicose is suggested as a reasonable and safe option.
We live in a society where unavoidably long commutes by car, plane and
train place unprecedented strain on our veins. We need to employ safe,
natural and effective solutions that can be used to prevent and manage
varicose veins at early stages before they become a problem. For many,
the solution may be as easy as applying a topical cream, like LivRelief
Varicose Vein Cream and wearing compression socks rated 15-20 mmHg.
The use of a natural topical powered by a highly efficacious transdermal
delivery system, such as LivRelief™ Varicose can help reduce the risk of vascular disease, though it is one of
several factors in preventing disease. People seeking to reduce their
risk of vascular and other disease should always maintain a healthy
body weight, enjoy regular physical activity, avoid smoking, and choose
lower-fat food products.
LivRelief™ Varicose Vein Cream is now available in the analgesics section at select drugstores, health
food stores and grocery stores across Canada. The suggested retail
price for a 50g bottle is $34.99. The product can also be purchased
directly at www.livrelief.com.
About Delivra Inc.
Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Delivra Inc. is comprised
of a team of innovators who bring together a collective 125 years of
medical and corporate experience. The goal of the company is to develop
natural, safe and effective medications, using the revolutionary new
delivery system, delivra™. Consumers requiring further information on
the various LivRelief™ products or the results of clinical trials can visit www.livrelief.com.
*The Natural Health and Wellness Advisory Board is supported by an unconditional education grant from Delivra Inc., the
makers of delivra™, LivRelief™ and LivSport™ in Canada.
1 Based on results of a clinical trial of Delivra™ conducted by Delivra
2 Based on results of a clinical trial of Delivra™ conducted by Delivra
SOURCE: Delivra Inc.
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