pycnogenol

pycnogenol

(pik-noj′ĕn-ol″)
A mixture of antioxidant chemicals derived from the maritime pine, Pinus pinaster, native to the western Mediterranean, and marketed in alternative medicine as pine bark extract.

Pycnogenol® (pīkˈ·n·geˑ·nl),

n a brand name for a combination of bioflavonoids obtained from the bark of the Pinus maritima pine tree, known for their antioxidant properties. Has been used to treat hypoxia, tumors, and in-flammation. Contraindicated for use during pregnancy or lactation and by infants and children.
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4 Healthspan Pycnogenol (60 tablets, from healthspan.
Pycnogenol: An extract of the bark of the French maritime pine grown in Southern France, a region of blistering sunlight, pycnogenol is rich in anti-oxidant proanthocyanidins.
The study showed Pycnogenol to be effective in helping to normalize blood pressure, manage LDL cholesterol and reduce oxidative stress levels.
New research has shown that Pycnogenol, a standardized natural plant extract from French maritime pine tree bark, significantly shortened the duration of the common cold and reduced the severity of sore throat, congestion, headache, coughing and sneezing.
A unique combination of pharmacological functions, Pycnogenol provides an variety of health benefits for skin health, according to the company.
Women who were enrolled were given either 30 mg twice daily of Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark) or placebo for 3 months.
But a clinical study, published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, showed that the supplement Pycnogenol, an antioxidant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, could reduce these symptoms.
Pycnogenol, Pinus pinaster, is the extract of French maritime pine bark.
In a recent clinical trial published in Panminerva Medica, the natural supplement pycnogenol (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, was found to significantly enhance mental performance in healthy college students.
Formulations included the super antioxidant Pycnogenol, a powerful antioxidant 50 times more powerful than vitamin E.
In the May/Jun issue, we wrote that a daily dose of Pycnogenol (pine tree bark extract) 150 mg may work for tinnitus (annoying ear sounds that aren't actually present).
Pycnogenol is a patented extract made from the French maritime pine tree bark.