Next, scientists in Italy designed a study to test the effects of this pine bark extract
on individuals who had no obvious atherosclerotic changes in their blood vessels and who had not yet developed any clinically relevant coronary artery disease.
Although it is biologically plausible that pine bark extract
could reduce blood pressure through its ability to relax blood vessels constricted by stress hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine, the extract tested in this study was safe but did not improve blood pressure or other heart disease risk factors, the authors noted.
Single and multiple dose pharmacokinetics of maritime pine bark extract
(Pycnogenol[R]) after oral administration to healthy volunteers.
Researchers have also been considering the usefulness of pycnogenol, a pine bark extract
from the French maritime pine tree, in reducing hot flashes and other menopause-related issues.
Within each risk group, some received standard care only, some also received French maritime pine bark extract
, and the rest used compression stockings.
Effect of Pine Bark Extract
(Pycnogenol) on symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.
In the dietary supplement market, MASQUELIER's[R] OPCs and MASQUELIER's[R] French Maritime Pine Bark Extract
provide health benefits in seven important categories:
Pine bark extract
offers improvements in blood flow and peripheral circulation, which can assist male reproductive function.
This column will briefly examine French maritime pine bark extract
, a botanical antioxidant known for its health and nutritional benefits.
Interest stimulated by these reports initiated research on pine bark extract
(Rohdewald 2002) and it has found wide application in the fields of nutrition, health and over the past few decades.
In addition, several natural phlebotonic compounds can improve circulatory function, such as horse chestnut seed extract, diosmin, French maritime pine bark extract
, and Centella asiatica.
Effect of French maritime pine bark extract
on endometriosis as compared with leuprorelin acetate.