- A terrific vascular tonic
- Excellent herb for promoting vascular tone, especially in the legs and extremities
- 200 mg of horse chestnut standardized to 22% aescin
Put the pep back in your step with the herbal vascular support of Swanson Horse Chestnut! The legs and lower extremities are often indicators of circulatory health. That’s where horse chestnut comes in. It features a unique natural compound known as aescin, which helps maintain blood vessel integrity to promote healthy circulation to the legs and feet and throughout the body. Our Horse Chestnut delivers a powerful standardized extract (22% aescin content) in special timed-release tablets that allow maximum potency with no stomach upset.
The reason I had picked this particular supplement to test out was because of a Doctor Oz show. He was talking about how people who tend to swell up and who don’t really sweat have issues with they lymphatic system. This described me greatly. So I decided to give it a go to see if it helps out or not.
One of the problems that I had with this was the size of the pill. Since my thyroid is grossly enlarged, I have difficulties swallowing. This pill was very difficult to get down. In fact, there were several times in which I felt like I was being choked when trying to swallow it. While it was stuck in my throat, I would have to take several big swallows of water in hopes that it would go down. All the while experiencing a horrible taste. In the picture above, I have the pill sitting on a dime to show you the size of it. Normally, that may not seem large. But when you have swallowing difficulties, it is like trying to swallow a whale whole.
As for how well it works, I was shocked with how much the swelling went down when I was taking it. Unfortunately, I won’t be continuing with this particular one due to the size of the pill. Hopefully, I will be able to find Horse Chestnut in another form. I know that Dr. Oz had taken it in a liquid formula and he said it tasted horrible. So I will definitely stay away from liquid.
If it were in capsule form then it would be easier for me to swallow. So unfortunately, the discomfort of the pill outweighs the benefits.
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