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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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of Pycnogenol in reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA) in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.
Pycnogenol used in an antioxidant mixture that also included vitamins C and E, as well as evening primrose, and orally administered for 10 weeks to female SKH-1 hairless mice exposed three times weekly to UVB irradiation, demonstrated the capacity to significantly inhibit wrinkle formation by markedly suppressing UVB-induced MMP activity while promoting collagen production.
Q I've heard that a supplement called Pycnogenol can be a natural way to manage high blood pressure.
Pycnogenol stabilizes the capillary to encourage it to pick up and retain fluid, and thus it can benefit under-eye puffiness as well as rosacea, a common, chronic, incurable, adult acne-like skin condition.
Pycnogenol, an extract from French maritime pine, suppresses Toll-like receptor 4-mediated expression of adipose differentiation-related protein in macrophages.
There are protein and vitamin shake mixes, a controlled-delivery probiotic, an advanced collagen beauty formula, a super antioxidant pycnogenol formula, organic coconut oil and a keratin formula.
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.
1Above features Pycnogenol, a natural pine bark extract that is a key active ingredient in reducing the severity and length of jetlag, which affects over 90 percent of people who travel.
He discusses measuring and evaluating function, impairment, and change due to interventions; cardiovascular health hazards impairing sexual function; oxidative stress damages to the endothelium; the role of metabolic syndrome in erectile function impairment and asymmetric dimethylarginine in impairing nitric oxide bioavailability and jeopardizing cardio-sexual function; arginine supplementation in cardiovascular disorders and treatment of erectile dysfunction; and the use of resveratrol, lycopene, pycnogenol, and micronutrients like chromium, homocytosteine, and niacin to support endothelial health and erectile function.
A unique combination of pharmacological functions, Pycnogenol provides an variety of health benefits for skin health, according to the company.
My Joint Health, meanwhile, contains glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, pycnogenol and protective enzymes to lubricate joints and improve a person's range of motion.