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® 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, diabetes, cognitive decline, and arthritis.
Pycnogenol seems to help with:
- Erectile dysfunction
- High cholesterol
- Memory problems
- Menopause symptoms
- Pain during pregnancy
Pycnogenol is thought to be an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage.
Pycnogenol may help with asthma and allergies. Early research shows that taking it at least 5 weeks before the start of allergy season seems to lessen symptoms. 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.
Pycnogenol® directly and indirectly shuts down at least five of the key mechanisms of aging that include:
- Oxidant Stress
- Membrane Damage
- DNA Damage
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.
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