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Avatrol Supplement Facts
Learn more about the ingredients in Avatrol.
Daily Dosage: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule in the morning with 8 ounces of water. Our suggested minimum serving is 1 capsule daily/maximum serving of 2 capsules daily. 45-60 days of continuous use is necessary for optimum results.
Horse Chestnut- Horse chestnut leaves have been used by herbalists as a cough remedy and to reduce fevers.(1) The leaves were also believed to reduce pain and inflammation of arthritis and rheumatism. In traditional herbal medicine, poultices of the seeds have been used topically to treat skin ulcers and skin cancer. Other uses include the internal and external application for problems of venous circulation, including varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
Active constituents: The seeds are the source of a saponin known as aescin, which has been shown to promote circulation through the veins.(2) Aescin fosters normal tone in the walls of the veins, thereby promoting return of blood to the heart. This has made both topical and internal horse chestnut extracts popular in Europe for the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency and, to a lesser extent, varicose veins.
Aescin also possesses anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to reduce edema (swelling with fluid) following trauma, particularly following sports injury, surgery, and head injury.(3 4) A topical aescin preparation is very popular in Europe for the treatment of acute sprains during sporting events. Horse chestnuts also contain flavonoids, sterols, and tannins.
Double-blind and preliminary clinical trials have shown that oral horse chestnut extracts reduce the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, including swelling and pain.(5 6) Those suffering edema after surgery have also found relief from topical application of horse chestnut extracts, according to preliminary studies.(7)
Arginine- Arginine is a protein building block, that has been shown to treat heart attacks, interstitial cystitis, hemorrhoids, and Peyronie's disease.
Many diseases are caused by sustained contractions of muscles. Arginine causes your cells to make nitric oxide, a chemical that relaxes muscle spasms, so it can be used to treat diseases caused by muscle spasms such as a painful bladder condition called interstitial cystitis (8,9), because it stops the bladder from going into painful contractions. It treats hemorrhoids (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) because they are thought to be caused by spasm of the anal sphincter.
Oat Straw- Oat can be helpful for high blood pressure, obesity, varicose veins, and hemorrhoids. Oats have been used as a soothing remedy for irritated conditions of the digestive tract, and for problems such as diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis and constipation. Oat fiber produces bulkier stools and speeds their passage through the gut, reducing the exposure of the gut lining to irritants and carcinogens. This is why oat fiber is said to help prevent cancer of the bowel.
Cascara Sagrada- Control occasional constipation. Early plant chemists identified the active laxative constituents in cascara sagrada bark: anthraquinone derivatives. These compounds stimulate peristalsis, the vigorous wavelike contractions of the large intestine that keep food moving through the digestive system. When cascara speeds the process up, the body produces a softer, quicker bowel movement because the intestine has had less chance to absorb the liquid from the stool. Several studies have shown that cascara sagrada is effective in easing chronic constipation in elderly people.
Treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures. Combined with conventional measures to soften the stool (plenty of dietary fiber, water, and exercise), occasional use of cascara sagrada preparations makes sense for preventing the pressure and pain associated with hemorrhoids and anal fissures (cracks in the skin near the anus). In fact, by speeding up bowel movements, hemorrhoids are also less likely to develop.
Bilberry- Bilberry is recommended for managing varicose veins and hemorrhoids, and rebuilding healthy connective tissue, but unfortunately most studies have involved animals or only a small number of humans. In Germany, the dried berries are sold for the traditional use of treating mild diarrhea and minor inflammations of the mucous membranes of the throat and mouth.
Butchers Broom- Butcher's Broom root is one of the most potent remedies for a wide spectrum of circulatory ailments ranging from thrombosis and phlebitis- to varicose veins and hemorrhoids. It strengthens tissues- tightens veins- and reduces clotting by thinning the blood. Useful for varicose veins- hemorrhoids and phlebitis. Also used in a formula for cellulite release. Used to clean the liver and the kidneys. Butcher's Broom also contains flavonoids such as rutin that strengthen capillaries. Contains glycolic acid which produces a diuretic action.
Mullein- Mullein is believed to possess demulcent, emollient, and astringent properties and is useful in treating both bleeding of the lungs (tuberculosis) and of the bowels. It can also be useful in treating cases of asthma, coughs, and hemorrhoids.
Cayenne- Cayenne Compound is an herbal combination to promote healthy circulation, warm the extremities, and enhance the health of veins and capillaries, and may be beneficial for individuals with poor circulation, cold hands and feet, Raynaud's disease, varicose veins, hemorrhoids and arteriosclerosis.
Zinc- Foods high in vitamin C, zinc, anthocyanins, and flavonoids, including quercetin, may be beneficial for managing hemorrhoids. Eating buckwheat and apples may improve hemorrhoids because recent studies show that they contain rutin, a type of flavonoid that has traditionally been consumed for the management of hemorrhoids. Garlic, dillseed, and sweet clover have also been traditionally used to treat hemorrhoids. Research suggests that citrus fruits contain the flavonoids hesperidin and diosmin, which have shown promise in improving hemorrhoids.
1. Chandler RF. Horse chestnut. Canadian Pharm J 1993 Jul/Aug:297, 300.
2. Guillaume M, Padioleau F. Venotonic effect, vascular protection, anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging properties of horse chestnut extract. Arzneim-Forsch Drug Res 1994;44:25–35.
3. Guillaume M, Padioleau F. Venotonic effect, vascular protection, anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging properties of horse chestnut extract. Arzneim-Forsch Drug Res 1994;44:25–35.
4. Calabrese C, Preston P. Report of the results of a double-blind, randomized, single-dose trial of a topical 2% escin gel versus placebo in the acute treatment of experimentally-induced hematoma in volunteers. Planta Med 1993;59:394–7.
5. Pittler MH, Ernst E. Horse Chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency: A criteria-based systematic review. Arch Dermatol 1998;134:1356–60.
6. Diehm C, Trampish HJ, Lange S, Schmidt C. Comparison of leg compression stocking and oral horse chestnut seed extract therapy in patients with chronic venous insufficiency. Lancet 1996;347:292–4.
7. Wilhelm K, Felmeier C. Thermometric investigations about the efficacy of beta-escin to reduce postoperative edema. Med Klin 1977;72:128–34 [in German].
8. SD Smith, MA Wheeler, HE Foster, RM Weiss. Improvement in interstitial cystitis symptom scores during treatment with oral L-arginine. Journal of Urology 158: 3 Part 1 (SEP 1997):703-708. 1.5 gm. L-arginine orally daily for 6 months. Address SD Smith, Yale Univ, Sch Med, Dept Surg, Urol Sect, New Haven, CT 06510 USA.
9. MA Wheeler, SD Smith, N Saito, HE Foster, RM Weiss. Effect of long-term oral L-arginine on the nitric oxide synthase pathway in the urine from patients with interstitial cystitis. Journal of Urology 158: 6 (DEC 1997):2045-2050.
10. SR Gorfine. Treatment of benign anal disease with topical nitroglycerin. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 38:5 (MAY 1995):453-457.
11. NI Alstrup, OO Rasmussen, J Christiansen. Effect of rectal dilation in fecal incontinence with low rectal compliance: Report of a case. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 38: 9 (SEP 1995);988-989.
12. WR Schouten, JW Briel, MO Boerma, JJA Awuerda, EB Wilms, BH Graatsma. Pathophysiological aspects and clinical outcome of intra-anal application of isosorbide dinitrate in patients with chronic anal fissure. Gut 39: 3 (SEP 1996):465-469. fissure healing rate of 88% at 12 weeks.
13. Lund JN et al. A randomized prospective double blind placebo-controlled trial of glycerol trinitrate ointment in treatment of anal fissure. Lancet 1977(January 4);349(9044):11-13.
14. Lund C, Scholefield JN, Glyceryl trinitrate is an effective treatment for anal fissure. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. 1997 (April);40(4):468-470.
15. H Bacher, HJ Mischinger, G Werkgartner, H Cerwenka, Elshabrawi, J Pfeifer, W Schweiger. Local nitroglycerin for treatment of anal fissures: An alternative to lateral sphincterotomy? Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 40: 7 (JUL 1997):840-845.
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Avatrol helps to ease uncomfortable (and sometimes bloody) bowel movements caused by swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum.