Pycnogenol is one of the most powerful natural antioxidants that helps protect cells from damage.
Immune Response Enhancer, Anti-Aging Supplement
Pycnogenol is the most powerful natural free-radical scavenger yet discovered. In biological systems where Vitamin E and Vitamin C are active, Pycnogenol is many times more effective than both Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Pycnogenol has also demonstrated an ability to enhance the effectiveness of Vitamin E and Vitamin C.
Pycnogenol is a natural plant extract from the French Maritime Pine Bark Extract, that contains procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and other health-giving molecules that act synergistically on five of the major processes that cause your skin—and your entire body—to age too quickly. This collection of phyto-molecules not only rejuvenates skin elasticity and reduces collagen degradation, but works internally to lower blood glucose levels, increase nitric oxide to dilate blood vessels, restore capillary health, and normalize blood pressure. It does all this by attacking the same fundamental aging mechanisms.
The multiple anti-aging mechanisms of Pycnogenol would be expected to substantively reduce risk for:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Cognitive Mental decline
- Erectile Dysfunction
- High Cholesterol
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
- Memory problems
- Cancer prevention
- Menopause symptoms
- Pain during Pregnancy
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADH)
Pycnogenol improves and normalizes capillary activity and strengthens capillary walls. It helps restore flexibility to arterial walls. Pycnogenol binds to collagen fibers, realigning them in the process to a more youthful, undamaged structure. Elasticity and flexible strength is restored thereby to connective tissue.
Also, Pycnogenol may help with asthma and allergies. Research shows that taking it at least 5 weeks before the start of allergy season seems to lessen symptoms. The significant effect of Pycnogenol to treat nasal congestion and runny nose can be attributed to the extract’s natural anti-inflammatory, anti-edema and antioxidant qualities and for its ability to improve blood circulation. These findings are supported by decades of research on Pycnogenol's ability to naturally boost the immune system. Pycnogenol may have benefits for heart and artery health. It may lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the legs. Some small studies suggest it may also protect against coronary artery disease and blood clots. There's good evidence that pycnogenol helps with eye damage caused by diabetes.
Wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, and collagen destruction are the first visible signs of aging. More than skin deep, these degradations are also reflective of our internal aging as well. By slowing the factors that cause skin aging, we can also slow total body aging. That's because the same basic mechanisms are at work to age us on the outside as well as the inside: oxidant stress, inflammation, damage to DNA, glycation, and cell membrane damage.
Pycnogenol directly and indirectly shuts down at least five of the key mechanisms of aging that include:
Oxidative Stress: Oxidative stress releases free radicals that "burn" cells and tissues. That damages DNA and cell membranes, and triggers dangerous inflammation. Pycnogenol reduces free radical production, boosts cells' natural antioxidant systems, and scavenges free radicals, preventing the development of oxidant-related diseases.
Membrane Damage: Damage to membranes of cells and their internal organelles disrupts cellular structure and communication. Pycnogenol stabilizes membranes, protects them against toxic injury, restores their normal characteristics, and prevents their rupture and leakage.
DNA Damage: Damaged DNA can fail to produce working proteins, and can lose control over cell replication. Pycnogenol reduces DNA damage by its antioxidant effect and possibly other mechanisms.
Inflammation: Chronic inflammation damages almost every component of cells and their organelles. Pycnogenol fights inflammation by switching off a central inflammation-generating system and reducing the production of inflammatory cytokine molecules.
Glycation: Proteins and fats become “glycated” when sugar molecules bond to them. Glycated molecules function abnormally and trigger oxidation and inflammation. Pycnogenol prevents glycation by lowering blood sugar levels and preventing sugar absorption in the intestine.
Summary of the Effects: Based on international research, Pycnogenol may improve many biological systems. A listing of various possible benefits follows:
- Retards aging
- Improves circulation
- Improves visual acuity
- Improves flexibility
- Reduces wrinkling of the skin
- Increases resistance to bruising
- Reduces Edema
- Reduces risk of Cancer
- Reduces risk of Heart Disease
- Reduces risk of Vascular Disease
- Reduces risk of Stroke
- Reduces risk of Phlebitis
- Reduces inflammation in Arthritis
- Reduces inflammation in Sports Injuries
- Enhances Immune Response
- Reduces frequency and severity of colds
- Promotes faster healing
- Reduces Histamine Levels and related discomfort
- Alleviates Hay Fever symptoms
- Subdues Allergic Reactions
- Subdues PMS
- Less Fatigue, more Energy
- Improves resistance to MentaJ Deterioration
- Improves resistance to UVB Radiation
Final Thoughts on Pine Bark Extract: Pine bark extract offers some amazing benefits since it’s so high in powerful antioxidants. From diabetes and sexual function to sports performance and beautiful skin, pine bark extract may be worth exploring to provide the results you’re looking to achieve.
As a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule with meals daily, or as directed by a health care professional.
You may want to add our Dr. Sierra’s Naturals Rejuvenating Moisturizing Cream with Pycnogenol, Cannabis Oil & Vitamins A, E, C, to your daily regimen.
NO corn, soy, wheat, gluten, yeast, sugar, milk, egg products, starch, preservatives or dyes added. Non GMO GLUTEN FREE
Warning: Do not take if you are using anticoagulant and/or antiplatelet drugs: Pine bark extract can inhibit platelet aggregation and may increase risk of bleeding when used with these drugs.
Required FDA disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to prevent, treat, cure, mitigate, or diagnose any disease.