Spider veins are small blue blood vessels that are visible on your skin. They look like they’re twisting and turning. Not to be confused with varicose veins, which are much larger. While spider veins are usually harmless, some may consider them unattractive. However, spider veins can also be a sign of an imbalance in your body. As such, it would be prudent to address them.
Spider veins are common and mostly tend to affect women more than men. Fortunately, there are natural home remedies for spider veins.
How to Prevent Spider Veins
The general consensus is that spider veins are part of the genetic roulette and there’s nothing you can do to prevent them. I strongly disagree with this. Just because it runs in your family doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to prevent it. If it does run in your family, you will need to take extra steps to help prevent them.
Here’s some things you can do to prevent and treat spider veins:
- Consume a nutritious diet of grass-fed meats, plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats.
- Be active. Exercise promotes circulation for vein health.
- Practice stress-reduction techniques such as meditation.
- Manage your weight. Being overweight stresses your veins.
- Stay hydrated with quality water.
- Wear shoes that offer solid support.
- Address hormone imbalances.
An extra emphasis should be placed on those who are overweight or have hormone imbalances. These individuals will have elevated risk in developing spider veins.
Supplements for Spider Veins
Before I list supplements it’s important to note that these are not a cure-all. Many individuals choose a single supplement without any lifestyle changes and end up failing. You’ll need to address this with a holistic standpoint and make lifestyle changes combined with multiple supplements in order to correct your imbalance.
- Horse Chestnut
- Butcher’s Broom
- Gotu Kola
- Pine Bark Extract
- Grape Seed Extract
Horse chestnut, butcher’s broom, and Gotu Kola all have numerous scientific studies demonstrating their ability to improve vein health and circulation. Diosmin is a bioflavonoid found in the ring of citrus fruits and has been a popular solution for leg veins in Europe for decades. It has been scientifically proven to improve blood circulation and correct leg veins.
Antioxidants such as pine bark extract and grape seed extract have also been shown to aid in veinous insufficiency. In addition, it would be wise to include a quality multivitamin with your supplementation.
Furthermore, I would recommend not only using oral supplementation, but also a skin cream. There are numerous skin creams that contain a combination of circulation-promoting herbs that can be applied directly to the veins. Combining oral supplementation and topical creams offer a synergistic effect.
For best results it is recommended to combine diet and lifestyle changes along with proper supplementation.