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Pycnogenol

3 Cutting-Edge Natural Cancer-Fighters

Posted February 19, 2014

Three of the best substances for boosting immunity are pycnogenol, resveratrol, and green tea. Pycnogenol is a patented blend of bioflavonoids that are derived from pine bark. These bioflavonoids hook up with vitamin C and help to boost immune function. There is evidence to suggest that pycnogenol may play a special role in strengthening the walls of the capillaries, helping to stave off inflammation. The bioflavonoids in pine bark may also help protect against cancer.

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Study: Pycnogenol®, Vitamin C & Zinc Shorten Colds

Posted October 30, 2013

New clinical research published in Otorinolaringologia found natural supplement Pycnogenol® in combination with vitamin C and zinc shortened the duration and lessened the symptoms of the common cold.

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Study ‘leaves little doubt’ about Pycnogenol’s benefits for menopause symptoms

Posted July 17, 2013

Daily supplements of extracts from the bark of French Maritime Pine may help reduce the symptoms of the menopause like hot flashes and night sweats, says a new study.

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Pycnogenol Reduces Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors

Posted May 2, 2013

A recent clinical trial found Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract reduced metabolic syndrome risk factors, including obesity and high blood pressure. The results of the University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, study were published in the January online issue of Phytotherapy Research.

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Pycnogenol Supplementation May Improve Health in Subjects with Metabolic Syndrome

Posted February 14, 2013

In an open, controlled study involving 64 subjects between the ages of 45 and 55 years, presenting with various risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome (central obesity, elevated triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, and fasting blood glucose), supplementation with 150 mg/d Pycnogenol (maritime pine bark extract) for a period of 6 months was found to be associated with decreases in waist circumference, fasting blood glucose, triglycerides, blood pressure, and increases in HDL cholesterol levels, as compared to a similar such group of subjects (n=66) who served as controls.

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Vitamin E in the Treatment of Chemotherapy-related Oral Mucositis in Children

Posted November 16, 2012

A randomized, controlled study including 72 children with chemotherapy-related oral mucositis (ChROM), between the ages of 6 and 15 years, found that vitamin E (E) and Pycnogenol (P) may be effective treatments for this condition, alone, and in combination.

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Pycnogenol shows benefits for asthmatics: Study

Posted November 8, 2012

Daily supplements of the French Maritime Pine bark extract Pynogenol may improve symptoms of asthma, according to results of a clinical trial.

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‘Breakthrough’ study supports Pycnogenol’s vascular benefits

Posted June 8, 2012

Daily supplements of an extract from French Maritime Pine bark may boost vascular health in people with stable coronary artery disease, according to data from a gold standard randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study from Switzerland.

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Fat Intake Affects Sperm Quality

Posted April 30, 2012

A study in Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction, shows that men’s diets could be linked to their sperm quality, particularly the amount and type of different fats they consume.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Increase Quality of Life in Patients with Stage III Lung Cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may beneficially affect quality of life, performance status and physical activity in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In a double-blind study, patients (n=40) with stage III NSCLC were randomized to receive 2 cans/day of a protein- and energy-dense oral nutritional supplement containing omega-3 fatty acids (2.02 g EPA & 0.92 g DHA/day) or an isocaloric control supplement.

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