Pycnogenol® French Maritime Pine Bark Extract is a time-tested anti-aging solution. This natural plant extract contains procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and other beneficial molecules that help the body fight five processes associated with premature aging.
Life Extension’s Pycnogenol® helps your body fight back against the normal aging process by inhibiting inflammatory factors and oxidative stress to support overall health, promoting healthy circulation and blood vessel function and maintaining healthy glucose metabolism. Perfect supplement to try along with HGH for anti-aging.
Pycnogenol® contains procyanidins, flavonoids and other beneficial compounds that help your body fight the effects of aging.
- Supports vascular health & healthy circulation
- Promotes a healthy inflammatory response
- Helps maintain already-healthy glucose levels
- Provides powerful antioxidant protection
Pycnogenol® bolsters your body’s antioxidant defenses, inhibiting the free-radical activity that can affect cells, tissue, organs and even DNA. Pycnogenol® also supports healthy glucose metabolism and has showed it can help maintain already-healthy blood sugar levels.
When Pycnogenol was introduced a number of years ago, it remained an unknown until a well-known world-wide lecturer on health, nutrition and chiropractic care was doing his daily exercise one day and felt a sharp pain in a leg. He went to the hospital and discovered he had a blood clot in the leg, which could break loose and cause immediate death.
During his recovery one of his doctor friends introduced him to pycnogenol. He used the recommended amount for a few days as instructed and then dropped back to a few milligrams per day. He saw no progress and decided it wasn’t as good as he had been told. Then he read additional research and found that he should use one milligram per one pound of body weight on an ongoing basis and should not cut back on usage. He tried it and in short order was free from pain and medical tests showed no damage.
He wondered if pycnogenol could help his patients and to his surprise, everyone who used it according to the suggested daily usage amount were helped, regardless of their disease – and yes, that included cancer. He documented many of his successes and recorded a cassette tape telling about those successes. Immediately the nutrition companies jumped on it and many illegally copied the doctor’s tape.
Pycnogenol became the rage in the natural nutrition world. But the raw product is expensive and greedy people always take short cuts. Many people developed their own versions using inferior products (which were illegal because pycnogenol is a trademark). But because they were cheaper, they sold (and sell) well. When a company was shut down for selling these imitation products, they just changed their names and went back into business.
Other nutritional companies produced the real product, but without the amount they claimed was in each tablet. Some people did as the doctor who introduced pycnogenol to the United States and did not use the correct protocol. The people who used the cheaper, weaker or imitation brands and those who did not use enough pycnogenol were not helped as promised. They decided that it was and is a scam.
The truth is: Pycnogenol, when used as instructed at one milligram per one pound of body weight, works wonders for most people. The unfortunate few who cannot use it are those who are “allergic” to pine. Since true pycnogenol comes from the Maritime Pine tree in France, people who react to pine cannot use it.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Early research suggests that pycnogenol is POSSIBLY SAFE when found in late pregnancy. Pycnogenol is observed to boost the launch of nitric oxide synthase from endothelial cells. Originally, I started taking Pycnogenol to ameliorate the observable symptoms of von Willebrand disease (a blood coagulation disorder), and it surely helped reduce steadily the frequency of nosebleeds. For those attempting to boost their cardiovascular health, doses between 100 and 200 mg are recommended.
Doses of pine bark extract have been studied in clinical trials, most commonly at 150 mg of Pycnogenol a day. The clinical pine bark + Arginine research is all according to successful results from 3,000 mg / day (even 1,700 mg a day) so I would stick to that or close to it. You should, do 1,500-2,000mg each and every morning and evening and take your multivitamins and pine bark ad liberandum”. This same management plan was used in all other groups; Group 2 used Pycnogenol (100 mg/day); Group 3 used Pycnogenol 100 mg/day plus CA, 100 mg/day. Dr. Salaman also recommends EFA supplementation of 1,000 to 1,500 mg capsules of evening primrose into the morning and evening.MORE INFORMATION