All about Hesperidin
What is Hesperidin?
Hesperidin is a bioflavonoid. Bioflavonoids are water-soluble nutrients that are found in some fruits – especially citrus – and various leafy green vegetables.
Other well known bioflavonoids include quercitin and rutin.
Hesperidin, along with other bioflavanoids, can improve
the health of capillaries and connective tissues. Because of this, it has been noted to help with bruising, varicose veins, and fragile capillaries.
Other benefits include a purported ablility to alleviate hay fever and other such allergies. Some studies suggest bioflavanoids like hesperidin and quercitin do this by inhibiting the release of histamine.
Hesperidin is an important nutrient that works synergistically with Vitamin C to maintain the health of collagen. Sagging and wrinkling of the skin is the consequence of the breakdown of collagen.
Because it is not considered an essential nutrient, there is no RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) set.
Various studies have indicated that there does not seem to be an issue of toxicity.
As for dosage amount, we would generally suggest refraining from using mega-doses – 500 mgs or above.
A dose of between 10 mgs and 100 mgs seems much more reasonable.
Hesperidin works synergistically with Vitamin C, as mentioned above, to maintain the health of collagen, and the health enzyme bromelain (derived from pineapples) enhances its absorption. Therefore, all 3 nutrient should be taken together for maximum efficiency. In addition, it is desirable to take it with other prominent bioflavonoids, quercitin and rutin to achieve maximum impact.
Just make sure that the product you purchase is manufactured to pharmaceutical GMP standards, which is the industry gold standard.