Pycnogenol Benefits

Pycnogenol is a good dietary supplement, possessing abilities to affect many health conditions of people. Pycnogenol is an extract of Pinas Pinaster, which is a Pine tree, grown abundantly in France. It contains antioxidants in the form of proanthocyanidins, which are the natural chemicals, a category of flavoniods, generally referred as Vitamin P. It also helps in widening the blood vessels and also possesses the anti-inflammatory properties.

The fewer intakes of proanthocynidins and flavoniods does not cause deficiency in the diet, as the intake of these is not very essential, but should be taken into consideration by the people, because it does possess beneficial health properties. Pycnogenol is also found in the form of tablets and capsules, even though it is an herbal supplement.

Following benefits of Pycnogenol may be noted:

  • The possession of antioxidants by the Pycnogenol helps in protecting the body from caustic and vicious chemicals, which are called as the free radicals, which are prone to causing damage to the cells in the body, also leading to cardiovascular diseases and the Alzheimer’s disease. Thus, the Pycnogenol helps to protect the body from such harmful effects. Moreover, while providing the body with antioxidants of proanthocynidins and flavoniods, it helps in extending the effect of two other antioxidants, i.e., Vitamin E and Vitamin C.
  • The daily consumption of 200 mg of Pycnogenol for continuous eight weeks helps in minimizing the chances of contraction of heart, which is the condition of systolic blood pressure. It also increases the level of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide helps in relaxing the blood vessels and also increases the flow of blood in the body. As a result, Pycnogenol reduces the blood pressure effects in the body, which is the most frequent threat for the cardiovascular disease.
  • Pycnogenol consumption helps in lowering the cholesterol levels in the body. Moreover it reduces the bad cholesterol and increases the good cholesterol in the body. It thus helps in reducing the blood pressure problem and causing relaxation to the arteries. Thereby, lessening the chances of heart attack, as Pycnogenol being a possessor of antiplatelet activity, reduces the damage to the blood vessels.
  • Many women pose difficulties while menstruation. The problems that may arise while menstruation are painful uterine contractions because of the production of prostaglandins.

Pycnogenol is an effective pain reliever in the menstruation period for the women.

  • Pycnogenol is also a good skin protector. It protects the elastin and collagen in the skin from the enzyme deprivation. The main benefits it does to the skin is through healing early wounds, treating the scar tissues, providing protection against the UV injuries and aging of skin. It also has anti-microbial properties, which helps in fighting with the skin bacteria, like acne or pimples.
  • Pycnogenol is also effective for diabetes patients. It helps in lowering the levels of sugar in the body. Diabetes contributes in lowering the power of body in healing the skin sores and ulcers. Pycnogenol thus improves or speeds up the wound healing process and also improving the capillary health of the diabetic person.
  • Pycnogenol also helps the body in reducing plaque amassing, swelling of the gums, soreness or tenderness in the mouth. Moreover, it helps in reducing almost to the half extent, gum bleeding out of gingivitis. It is therefore, a good oral health care command.
  • Pycnogenol being a herbal remedy if taken in consonance with other herbal supplements like leaves of Moringa plant and Basil plant, either in the raw form or in tea, helps in increasing the immunity of the person. Moreover the intake of Pycnogenol along with the Moringa and Basil leaves helps in contributing towards weight loss, efficiently.

The intake of Pycnogenol is healthy, it offers various health benefits, but it should be frequently consumed only after seeking the medical professional’s due recommendations or approval.

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