is specially designed for relieving the symptoms of venous circulation disorders, such as swollen legs, varicose veins, restless legs and pain in lower limbs. 

The naturally occurring flavonoid compounds diosmin and hesperidin are used to address problems associated with inflammation and swelling in the veins, thus restoring normal vein function. 

CANTALIN® micro acts as a phlebotropic and vascular-protective agent. It increases venous tone, improves lymphatic drainage and reduces capillary hyperpermeability.

Specially prepared mixture of micronized bioflavonoids

How can I benefit from taking Cantalin® micro?

Taking Cantalin® micro can

• Improve the function of the venous system

• Maintain healthy blood circulation in legs

• Relieve symptoms of venous circulation disorders, such as swollen legs, varicose veins, restless legs and pain in lower limbs

• Help to alleviate varicose veins symptoms, such as fatigue, leg pain and helps to prevent further development of the disease

• Improve symptoms due to haemorrhoids

How do I take Cantalin® micro?

Take 2 tablets daily, one at midday and one in the evening, with a meal or as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. 

Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage. 

Each pack contains 32, 64 or 96 tablets. 

Which ingredients does Cantalin® micro contain?

Cantalin® micro contains the naturally occurring flavonoid compounds diosmin and hesperidin, found in citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons.

Micronized Bioflavonoid Fraction
Diosmin (450mg* per tablet)
Hesperidin (50mg* per tablet)
* Daily value not established


Diosmin is a flavonoid that can mainly be found in the citrus family Rutaceae. Citrus fruits, especially lemons, are rich sources of diosmin. Lemons produce a number of useful flavonoids, including diosmin, in both the mature fruit and the leaves. In 1925, diosmin was first isolated from Scrophularia nodosa L. (figwort). It was introduced as a therapeutic agent in 1969 and has been widely used in Europe as a phlebotonic and vascular protector for the treatment of venous conditions and hemorrhoids.


Hesperidin is a bioflavonoid found primarily in unripe citrus fruit such as oranges, grapefruit, lemon, and tangerines. Its name derives from the word "hesperidium", meaning fruit produced by citrus trees.

Hesperidin was first isolated in 1828 by French chemist Lebreton from the white inner layer of citrus peels and is thought to have beneficial effects on blood vessels, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation. It is touted as a natural remedy for a number of conditions, including allergies, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, hot flashes, hay fever, sinusitis, symptoms associated with menopausal changes, premenstrual syndrome, and varicose veins.

Synergistic action of Diosmin and Hesperidin

The diosmin plus hesperidin combination inhibits inflammatory processes and reduces fluid loss into surrounding tissues. These flavonoids also stimulate lymphatic function and the return of tissue fluid back into the blood circulation, thereby reducing oedema.

Abnormally high blood pressure in the veins causes fluid leakage into the surrounding tissues. The accumulating tissue fluid must be returned to the circulation through the lymphatic system. In chronic venous insufficiency, the lymphatic system becomes overloaded, leading to tissue swelling, or oedema.

A subsequent inflammatory response involving white blood cells causes deterioration of blood vessel integrity and vessel swelling, which further increases fluid leakage from the veins. The combination of diosmin and hesperidin inhibits inflammatory processes and reduces fluid loss into surrounding tissues. These flavonoids also stimulate lymphatic function and the return of tissue fluid back into the blood circulation, thereby reducing oedema.

5 beneficial actions

  • Anti-inflammatory Αction

    Reduces venous swelling and/or oedema

  • Vasoactive Action

    Increases venous tone

  • Μicrocirculatory Εffect

    Promotes blood flow and improves microcirculation of capillaries

  • Lymphatic Action

    Helps lymphatic fluid return back into circulation

  • Antioxidant Action

    Decreases oxidative stress

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