Overview

Flavonoids are pigments found in plants. They are responsible for many of the yellow, red, and orange colors in plants. Flavonoids are divided into groups based on slight differences in chemical structure. Flavones are one of the groups. Methoxylated flavones are a subdivision of that group. Methoxylated flavones are found in especially large amounts in citrus fruits.

Over 4000 different flavonoids have been identified from various plant sources. Common food sources include red wine, stems, flowers, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, coffee, and teas.

Methoxylated flavones are used for poor circulation in the legs (venous insufficiency), varicose veins (enlarged veins that appear on the skin), heart disease, high cholesterol, cataracts, cancer, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific research to support any of these uses.

How does it work ?

Methoxylated flavones are natural antioxidants and might reduce inflammation (swelling). They might also affect the way the liver processes cholesterol and other blood fats. Scientists think methoxylated flavones might also reduce the spread of cancer cells. But more information is needed.

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