Pycnogenol is derived from the French Maritime Pine tree. A high quality extract has so many uses and practical benefits that I’m finding it difficult put together an organized column on this remarkable supplement. This easy to take, all natural gift from nature has more than 270 scientific studies published on PubMed. For the link, click here.
ADHD, Parkinson’s, cancer, asthma, heart disease, prevention of sunburn, venous insufficiency, eye troubles like retinal bleeding or macular degeneration and glaucoma, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel, Crohn’s, allergies, seborhea, eczema and psoriasis along with blood pressure are just some of the ailments pycnogenol has shown benefit. There are many more. Where do I as a natural health columnist start?
I use this myself for multiple benefit but mostly to help with my coronary artery disease (I’ve also added vitamin K2 at 100mcg/daily hopefully to reduce calcium in my arteries). Of course, I’ve changed my food choice from the supermarket but I’ve added this food supplement, pycnogenol, from the health food store at 100mg/day. Most people will find benefit with just 50mg/day, for whatever they happen to have to deal with, as long as the pycnogenol is of high quality. I like a European standardized product but an American standardized is OK, too. There is very little downside with very few people reporting negatives such as a mild tummy ache when first starting.