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Pycnogenol® has been thoroughly tested and has a very high safety profile. It has been proven that regular supplementation with a dose of 50 mg for one year does not cause any adverse effects. Caution should only be taken by people struggling with serious autoimmune diseases (SLE, SM, RA), because Pycnogenol® seems to increase the activity of the immune system, as a consequence of which, it may contribute to the deterioration of health.
The dosage depends on the purpose of supplementation. As prophylaxis, doses of 50-60 mg are used. Higher doses, ranging from 200 mg to 360 mg, are recommended for therapeutic purposes. An interesting fact is that Pycnogenol® is recommended to athletes – is has been proven to improve exercise capacity.
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Pycnogenol® is the highest-quality sea pine bark extract (Pinus pinaster), patented by Horphag Research. It comes from specially-reared trees, growing on the unspoiled, unpolluted areas of Bordeaux in France. It is entirely natural, free from pesticides and herbicides. To produce 1 kg of Pycnogenol®, up to 1000 kg of sea pine bark is used.
Pycnogenol® is one of the best-studied ingredients in the world – Horphag Research has spent as many as 40 years on testing its safety and effectiveness. In total, over 160 clinical trials were conducted, and their results were presented in 420 scientific publications.
Pycnogenol® contains a unique combination of bioactive compounds that exhibit a wide spectrum of health-promoting properties. These include oligomeric proanthocyanidins, bioflavonoids and phenolic acids. They are extremely powerful antioxidants that easily neutralize free radicals and reduce the intensity of oxidative stress in the system. In addition, it has been proven that Pycnogenol® stabilizes atherosclerotic plaques, improves blood circulation, reduces platelet aggregation, promotes normalization of blood pressure, prevents glycation of proteins and regulates the body's inflammatory response.
Pycnogenol® is present in more than 1000 dietary supplements. Moreover, it can be found in many cosmetics and health-promoting products.
Dosage: no standard for unit consumption.
Studies proved the safety of doses of 300 mg per day.
The most frequently recommended dose is 50 mg for every 20-30 kg of body weight.
French maritime pine bark extract is a material often chosen by naturotherapists, demonstrating high effectiveness due to the richness of biologically active compounds, especially procyanidins. The compound that is especially distinguished is OPC (oligomeric proanthocyanidin). It is a strong antioxidant and also demonstrates anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
It is suggested that the application of French maritime pine bark extract may considerably decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular system diseases, which constitute hyperglycemia complication. It is able to decrease the level of sugar in blood and may also reduce the level of glycated hemoglobin.
It is also suggested that the application of French maritime pine bark extract supports the functionality of the male reproductive system. Research shows that in combination with arginine, this preparation increases the amount of sperm cells.
Moreover, it is proved that French maritime pine bark extract positively influences physical efficiency, slowing down the increase of NAD+ in the blood serum. By adding to this the ability of this substance to reduce muscle pain, it is a preparation, which will find its place on the shelf of each sportsman, who is looking for natural forms of support of training actions.
Acerola (Barbados cherry) is a rich source of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), also contains B vitamins, vitamin A, bioflavonoids and carotenoids. Vitamin C contained in the acerola stimulates the production of collagen, which is important for the proper functioning of the locomotor system, accelerating their regeneration during convalescence after injuries and contusions. . It strengthens the immune and cardiovascular system (improving the condition of blood vessels), is a potent antioxidant. It shows a slight diuretic effect, and relieves disorders of gastrointestinal and digestive tract. It is essential in the synthesis of hormones and transmitters, neutralizes free radicals and increases the absorption of non-haem iron. It is in a composition of the complexes multivitamin supplements, supporting immune system and in nutrients, as component valued for its high biological activity. Available at: www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: calculated by vitamin C: 30-500 mg daily.