"Wow! Legs!" it is a common remarks especially coming from a man in admiration to a woman's nice shapely and fair-skinned legs. A beautiful legs provide aesthetic value to a person's personality more so for women.
But did you know that there is something more beyond those legs? In a study conducted among 4,000 women in four different countries in Europe, results revealed that nearly 25% of women experience leg pain. Among them, 16% did not consult anyone about their problem and another 14% spoke to friends and family rather than their doctor.
Leg problems possibly connotes an early warning sign of progressive vein disease called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). If left ignored, this condition can have a significant impact on the legs' function, thus affecting one's mobility. CVI is a condition wherein leg veins are already weak and damaged, preventing them from pumping blood back to the heart. This is a problem more common among women than men. Appearance of varicose veins is also caused by risk factors such as heredity, age, weight, pregnancy and prolonged sitting and/or standing.
This is especially true even among us Filipinas. Most of us do not bother to address any of our leg issues which signify some of our misconceptions and lack of understanding about vein conditions.
But here is the good news! Boehringer Ingelheim (Phil.), Inc. recently introduced the first and only anti-varicose supplement for the Philippine market. Antistax, is made with natural red vine leaf extract, which is known to contain a unique ingredient called bio-active Flaven. The red vine leaf extract is made from a special variety of grape leaves which are carefully harvested and processed to ensure that the bio-active Flaven content is the same for each tablet. It acts by repairing and protecting the vein walls to fight against the damaging process of this vein disease.
To celebrate this launch in the Philippines, Boehringer Ingelheim commissioned five Filipina photographers, Mau Aguasin, Sofia Genato, Shaira Luna, Ria Regino, and Sara Black to showcase photos that capture gorgeous legs of women in various shapes, sizes and situations.
Antistax is available in all leading pharmaceuticals and drugstores nationwide. No approved therapeutic claims.
You may visit their Facebook Page and learn more about how to have that "wow, legs!