Pine bark accumulates an extremely large amount of the strongest known antioxidants – oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC). They have a very beneficial effect on the health condition, eliminate oxidative stress in the body and prevent premature aging of the body. Extracts from the pine bark provide powerful support for the heart and circulatory system. They promote normal blood pressure, strengthen the condition of blood vessels and prevent the pathological aggregation of platelets. They also show anti-inflammatory and hypoglycemic properties.
Extracts from pine bark are recommended especially for people at high risk of heart disease and cardiovascular disease. You can also use them in cancer prevention. Interestingly, they are also used in sports supplementation. In studies with athletes, it has been shown that they promote the increase of endurance and physical capacity of the body, and additionally reduce muscle spasms and soreness after intense physical exercise.
It is worth knowing that for the therapeutic purposes the bark from different pine species is used. The most popular are: Masson pine (Pinus massoniana), French sea pine (Pinus pinaster), on the basis of which a patent protected Pyconogenol® was made, and California pine (Pinus radiata), used for the production of the patented extract, Enzogenol®. They show the same action, although specialists suggest that Masson pine has the greatest anti-cancer potential, while the bark of California pine is credited for nootropic properties. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the wide range of products in our store and choose the formulation best suited to your needs.