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Show Your Legs Some Love for Summer

As you know from my social media mentions, we went on an amazing trip to Florida a few months ago for an athletic event and spent days walking around theme parks. My trusty step counter told me upon returning home that during these 6 days away, we walked a whopping 145 kms in total.

‘Ouch’ is right, my legs and feet took a hefty toll in such a short timeframe.

While I was in desperate need of a foot soak and rub, I immediately noticed that I was showing all the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency {or CVI}, a leg vein condition which is most common among women.[i] I had heavy, painful, cramping, and swollen legs; along with dark purple spidering veins which were screaming for attention.

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I was able to spot CVI right away because I first became familiar with this condition in my late teens, and my mother had it as well. I feel fortunate that I grew up educated on CVI, because about a quarter of Canadians suffer from this condition[i] – yet most simply choose not to do anything about it, or don’t know that treatment for their discomfort exists.[ii]

One treatment option is Antistax®

Antistax is a natural health product containing the active ingredient Red Vine Leaf Extract and it provides clinically proven relief from tired, heavy legs by helping to improve blood flow.

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For optimal results, it is recommended to take one tablet a day for a minimum of 6 weeks.[i], [ii] It’s available in 360 mg tablets, in packs of 30 (approx. $21.99) and 60 (approx. $39.99).

Upon returning home I didn’t ignore my symptoms and started the relief process even before I unpacked my luggage. It’s my hope that many others don’t ignore their symptoms as well.

If you or someone you know experiences heavy, tired and swollen legs – it’s not ‘normal’ and isn’t something you just have to put up with. It’s not a sign of being ‘old’ or ‘unfit’, but could be a sign of an impairment to lower leg blood flow causing the blood to “pool” or collect in the lower leg veins.

Over time, the increased fluid in the lower leg tissues can further damage the veins and worsen symptoms and very much affect everyday life and activity. [iii][iv]

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Many might think that the solution to tired and swollen legs is to rest them more and avoid activity – yet this is not true. For leg health it’s important to stay active and keep your circulation moving. Drink plenty of water, eat healthy, and get a leg-up with Antistax® to improve lower leg blood flow.[i]

With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to give your legs the care they deserve and that’s more than polish and extra moisturizer. Now is the time to stop ignoring what your legs are telling you, and look at what your symptoms mean.

Visit Antistax.ca and register to the Antistax Leg Health Program for your 6-week trial and $50* in savings & exclusive benefits.

To make sure Antistax® is right for you, always read and follow the label. If symptoms persist or worsen, or for use of the product beyond 12 weeks, consult your health care professional. Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Antistax® is not indicated for the removal of visible varicose veins.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.

 

[1] Cleveland Clinic. Chronic venous insufficiency. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/chronic-venous-insufficiency Last accessed May 17, 2018.
[1] Ipsos. Understanding Canadians Dealing with Chronic Venous Insufficiency, December 2017.
[1] Ipsos. Understanding Canadians Dealing with Chronic Venous Insufficiency, December 2017.
[1] Antistax™. Product Licence 2014.
[1] Kiesewetter, H. Efficacy of orally administered extract of red vine leaf AS 195 (folia vitis viniferae) in chronic venous insufficiency (stages I-II), randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Drug Research, 50(I), Nr 2 (2000).
[1] EnsembleIQ Healthcare Group. 2018 #1 Pharmacist and Physician Recommended OTC Brand Guidelines.
[1] Antistax™. Product Licence 2014.
[1] Kiesewetter, H. Efficacy of orally administered extract of red vine leaf AS 195 (folia vitis viniferae) in chronic venous insufficiency (stages I-II), randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Drug Research, 50(I), Nr 2 (2000).
[1] Kiesewetter, H. Efficacy of orally administered extract of red vine leaf AS 195 (folia vitis viniferae) in chronic venous insufficiency (stages I-II), randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Drug Research, 50(I), Nr 2 (2000).
[1] Fiodorenko-Dumas, Z. et al. Lower limb oedema in vascular disease. Progress in Health Sciences, 2(1):95-100. http://progress.umb.edu.pl/sites/progress.umb.edu.pl/files/95-100%20Fiodorenko-Dumas.pdf. Last accessed March 30, 2017.
[1] Antistax™. Product Licence 2014.

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5 Comments

  1. Good tip! All that walking would be such a challenge. I agree water is a huge necessity and helps so many conditions. Not sure if I have had this or not. Good to know there’s something available if you need it though.

  2. Sounds like you had a fantastic trip in Florida. Traveling is lots of fun, but can put a strain on your body for sure. Thank s for letting me know about the signs of CVI, I had not heard of it before.

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