Pine Bark Extract 95% OPC - 100 mg - 300 Capsules
Pycnogenol™ is the trademarked name for Pine Bark Extract and costs much more!
Why pay more when you can get the same results and benefits from NutriVera's Pine Bark Extract?
Pine Bark Extract contains proanthocyanidins (same as does Pycnogenol the trade marked name for Pine Bark Extract) which are very powerful antioxidants - up to 50 times more potent than Vitamin E and 20 times more than Vitamin C. It helps support the immune system and protect against damaging free radicals. This bottle also contains 150mg of bioflavonoids per capsule added for their synergistic antioxidant properties.
Antioxidants are a group of Vitamins, Minerals and Enzymes that help in protecting the body from the formation of free radicals. Antioxidants are items that deactivate free radicals – highly destructive chemicals that damage cells and contribute to many diseases, ranging from stroke and heart attacks to degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Free radicals are atoms that can cause damage to cells, impairing the immune system and leading to infections and various degenerative diseases. Free radical damage is thought by scientists to be the basis for the aging process as well. Damage caused by free radicals can be minimized by taking antioxidant supplements of key nutrients such as Pine Bark Extract.
Pine Bark Extract 95% , OPC is a term describing oligomeric proanthocyanidins, a natural substance derived from the bark of certain pine trees. Studies have shown Pine Bark Extract (OPC) to be 50 times more potent than Vitamin E as an antioxidant, and 20 times stronger than Vitamin C. Pine Bark Extract is able to cross the blood barrier of the brain to provide extra protection against free radicals in the nervous system and circulatory system. There is also evidence that Pine Bark Extract provides extra protection for collagen. Citrus Bioflavinoids and Vitamin C are added for their synergistic antioxidant properties. *
Some General Uses For Pine Bark
Pine bark extract is used to reduce the risk and severity of heart disease, strokes, high cholesterol, and circulation problems. It is used in the nutritional treatment of varicose veins and edema, which is swelling in the body due to fluid retention and leakage of blood vessels. Arthritis and inflammation have also been improved in studies using pine bark extract, as well as the uncomfortable symptoms of PMS and menopause. The OPCs in pine bark extract are recommended for various eye conditions that are caused by blood vessel damage, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration . Pine bark extract is recommended to improve the health and smoothness of the skin, including damage caused by overexposure to sunlight. Pine bark extract is a supplement used for anti-aging and preventive care as well. Recent and ongoing research continues to find many more benefits that are provided by pine bark extract.*
Pine Bark Extract has been clinically shown to help improve skin appearance and more...
Clinical trial results suggest pine bark extract improves skin hydration and elasticity in women. The study involved 20 healthy women between 55 and 68 yeares of age who were given 75 mg per day for only 12 weeks.
Some findings of the study include that pine bark extract:
• Elevated hyaluronic acid production in the skin by 44 percent
• Enhanced skin elasticity by 25 percent and skin hydration by 8 percent
• Decreased skin fatigue considerably
• Reduced skin wrinkles by 3 percent and increased skin smoothness by 6 percent.
They concluded that pine bark extract supplementation may be useful in counteracting the signs of skin aging.
Studies show that Pine Bark Extract Relieves OA Pain, Improves Function
A new study to be published in the April 2008 edition of the Journal of Phytotherapy Research shows Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, reduced osteoarthritis symptoms by 56 percent.
In the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, held at Italy's Chieti-Pescara University, 156 patients with knee OA received 100 mg of Pycnogenol or placebo, daily for three months and were then evaluated using a number of tools. Patients were permitted to continue taking their choice of pain medication provided they recorded every tablet in a diary for later evaluation.
The Pycnogenol group also:
• Experienced a 55 percent improvement in joint pain
• Reduced pain medication use by 58 percent
• Had a 63 percent improvement in gastrointestinal complications
• Reduced stiffness by 53 percent
• Improved physical function scores by 57 percent
• Enhanced overall well-being by 64 percent
"The results of this study are significant as they clearly demonstrate the clinical action of Pycnogenol on OA and management of symptoms,” says Gianni Belcaro, MD, PhD, a lead researcher of the study. “The use of Pycnogenol many reduce costs and side effects of anti-inflammatory agents and offer a natural alternative solution to people suffering from OA." 4/23/08
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Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 to 3 capsules daily with a glass of water and food.Take consistently each day for best results.
For prevention and general health, a daily dosage of 100 to 300 mg is recommended. For treatment of health conditions, the dosage may be increased to 400 mg or more, depending on the advice of a physician and the specific condition. Pine bark extract can be taken either with or between meals.
Serving Size: 1 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 300
Amount Per Serving %DV
Pine Bark Extract (95% OPC) 100 mg *
Citrus Bioflavonoids 150 mg *
Vitamin C 25 mg 39%
* Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, White Rice, Magnesium Stearate.
Does Not Contain: Free of sugar and sodium. No artificial colors or preservatives.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
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