Friday, September 28, 2007

Pycnogenol or Pine Bark Extract in the news...

Pycnogenol ® has been hailed as the most potent, natural antioxidant compound ever discovered by science, considered by many health experts to be the nutritional breakthrough of the twentieth century! Pycnogenol® is the name of the patented extract of the bark of the Maritime Pine tree, Pinus maritima that grows along the Atlantic Coast in the Bordeaux region of France. Produced by Horphag Research Ltd., Pycnogenol® is exceptionally rich in a class of water-soluble bioflavonoids known as proanthocyanidins. This natural blend of plant-derived compounds scavenge free-radicals in our food, water and environment.
One of the most valuable and fascinating of the natural “medicines,” Pycnogenol® (pick-nojh-en-ahl), has been tested and used by physicians in Europe for nearly 25 years and more recently in the USA. Pycnogenol® is a super - antioxidant, surpassing other antioxidants in protecting from and repairing free radical damage in living cells. You can see the effect of oxidation when a cut apple turns brown or windshield wipers get hard and brittle. Pencil erasers get hard and unusable for erasing, metals rust. Research has shown that free-radical damage is a major cause of aging and degenerative disease. Antioxidants are one of the main defenses against this oxidation caused by free radicals. Vitamins C and E are electron-rich molecules that donate electrons to the free-radical molecules, stabilizing them before they can damage the molecules of body cells and tissues.
Although the body needs oxygen to live, there must be a control to quench oxidation in the wrong places. The body normally would be able to provide its own free radical quenchers, the antioxidants, from healthy, whole foods; but it is overwhelmed by the onslaught of so many free-radical sources in our modern, contaminated world. Pycnogenol® is 50 times more effective as an antioxidant than vitamin E and 20 times more effective than vitamin C in in vitro studies. Doctors have successfully used Pycnogenol® for attention deficit disorder, allergies, Alzheimer's, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, autism, cancer, cataracts, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, heart disease, hemorrhoids, injuries, jet lag, lupus, macular degeneration, manic depression, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, PMS, prostatitis, phlebitis, sport injuries, strokes, ulcers, varicose veins, and many others. Please read 3 new articles out this month on the benefits of this amazing product.


Pycnogenol reduces osteoarthritis pain, study...
2/6/2006 - A daily supplement of pycnogenol could reduce inflammation and reduce pain for arthritic sufferers, claims a new study. Pycnogenol, an extract from the bark of the French maritime pine, has been linked to preventing deep vein thrombosis and platelet aggregation in humans, and anti-inflammatory effects in animal studies.

Pycnogenol could soothe ADHD symptoms...
9/12/2007 - A soon-to-be published study has linked French maritime pine bark ingredient Pycnogenol to balancing stress hormones, in turn diminishing symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Pycnogenol outperforms drug in CVI trial...
7/13/2006 - A new study has shown Pycnogenol to be more effective than a conventional drug in reducing the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), adding to 35 years of research into the benefits of the antioxidant derived from French pine bark.

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Christopher Wiechert, C.N.C.

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