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A. VOGEL Venaforce Extra

NPN 80001101

Venaforce Extra is the perfect alternative to support stockings.  It reduces symptoms of venous insufficiency such as varicose veins.

As an alternative to conventional treatments which are frequently invasive and painful, herbal treatments such as Venaforce® (Horse Chestnut) tablets have the  distinction of being positively pleasant in comparison while preventing varicose veins symptoms  from worsening as well as alleviating the immediate symptoms.

The Horse Chestnut seed, that shiny brown conker so beloved by children, is anti-inflammatory, astringent (tones blood vessels) and anti-oedema (excess of fluid in the tissues). This herb has many constituents which work together giving its clinical action in peripheral venous disorders. These include saponins, flavonoids, tannins and coumarins.


Medicinal ingredient:

Extract of fresh Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.) seed
(ratio 5:1)...................... 191.25 mg,
equivalent to 956.25 mg dried seed, standardized to 50 mg (22-32%) aescin per tablet.

Non-medicinal ingredients:
Microcrystalline cellulose, corn starch, methacrylic acid copolymer, copovidone, colloidal silicon dioxyde, soya polysaccharides, talc, triethyl citrate.
Sugar, lactose and gluten free.


Adults: Take 1 tablet twice daily, every 12 hours, with water during meals.

Actions and pharmacology

The active ingredients of Horse Chestnut seeds are triterpene saponines (about thirty) collectively known as aescine or escine. Aescine increases vein wall resistance and reduces permeability (seepage), objectively reducing venous insufficiency symptoms (edema, swelling, etc.). Horse Chestnut seed extract is known for its phlebotonic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and vein wall protector effects. It inhibits elastase and hyaluronidase activity. These two enzymes degrade the vein wall and the surrounding tissues (like collagen) therefore increasing venous insufficiency symptoms and progression (like spider veins, varicose veins and hemorrhoids).

In vitro, aescine has demonstrated an anti-inflammatory effect.

Horse Chestnut seed cannot reverse varicose veins. Its effect is limited to symptom control and a slowing down of the disease progression, translating in an increased quality of life.

The German Commission E acknowledges its benefits in cases of: treatment of complaints found in pathological conditions of the veins of the legs (chronic venous insufficiency), for example, pains and a sensation of heaviness in the legs, nocturnal systremma (cramps in the calves), pruritis and swelling of the legs.