Bioflavonoids are a group of substances also known as flavonoids. Flavonoids or “vitamin P” are a large family of over 5,000 hydroxylated polyphenolic compounds that carry out key functions in plants, such as attracting pollinating insects, fighting environmental stresses and modulating cell growth.
In humans, flavonoids have been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, antithrombogenic, antidiabetic, anticancer and neuroprotective activities.
They can also defend your skin against the damaging effects of stress, pollution, and even age itself.
Research indicates that the bioflavonoids, quercetin, hesperidin, and rutin, have the ability to prevent and reverse wrinkles, reduce the appearance of age spots, and fight spider veins.
In nature, vitamin c is usually present alongside bioflavonoids in fruits and vegetables. Bioflavonoid supplements will often contain vitamin C and bioflavonoids together. Bioflavonoids assist in the absorption of Vitamin C.
When choosing a bioflavonoid complex, look for a formula that provides a mix of bioflavonoids such as hesperidin, rutin and quercetin.