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Deal of the Day: Pine Bark Extract

Pine Bark Extract
500mg 60 Vcaps
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Retail: $29.95
Our Price: $19.96

Pine bark has proven to be one of the most potent antioxidants, a property that may explain why pine bark has been used in folk medicine around the world. Pine bark contains complex polyphenols that are among the most potent of any plant. Pine polyphenols are powerful antioxidants, giving benefits to the cardiovascular system and the the immune system. They are well known for supporting capillary health. Polyphenols are vigorous free radical scavengers that help the body reduce oxidative stress.

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Pine Bark Extract and Pycnogenol

Pinus_pinasterOne of the most often asked questions we get is: What is the difference between Pycnogenol and Pine Bark Extract?

Pine Bark Extract (Pinus pinaster) is harvested from maritime pine tree bark. Though there haven’t been many clinical studies at this time, early lab results show possible benefits such as:

  • Pine Bark Extract may lower the blood sugar levels of some diabetic patients.
  • Pine Bark Extract possibly reduces swelling from a circulation disorder called chronic venous insufficiency.
  • Pine Bark Extract may have antioxidant properties.

The active ingredient in Pine Bark Extract is a naturally-occuring chemical called proanthocyanidins. There are many brands that contain this chemical (in differing compounds) and they all serve the same essential function.

So what’s the difference?
Pycnogenol is a registered brand name that refers to the same chemical harvested using a method patented in 1951 by Dr. Jacques Masquelier. Pycnogenol is Pine Bark Extract harvested from a tree in France in such a way that it costs four or five times as much as other brands.

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Deal of the Day: Pine Bark Extract

CN-Pine-Bark-Extract-100mg-120VcapsPine Bark Extract
100mg 120 Vcaps
from Colorado Nutrition
(Retail: $29.95)
Our Price: $11.96

Citrus Bioflavinoids are added for their synergistic antioxidant properties. Highest Potency. Pine Bark Extract 95% (UV Tested)

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5 Benefits of Pine Bark Extract

Pine Bark Extract, or Pycnogenol, is an antioxidant, and may help boost the effects of vitamin C and other antioxidants, according to a UC Berkeley scientists report.

Here are 4 more potential benefits of Pine Bark Extract:

1. Reduces Osteoarthritis Knee Pain.
A study published in the journal Nutrition Research reveals Pycnogenol improved physical function by 52 percent in patients suffering from Osteoarthritis.

2. Cuts Jet Lag in Half .
In a study published in the journal Minerva Cardioangiologica, Pine Bark Extract reduced symptoms of jet lag including feeling exhausted, headaches, insomnia and brain swelling.

3. Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Diabetics.
According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Arizona and published in the journal Nutrition, Pine Bark Extracts can lower blood pressure in diabetes patients, thereby reducing their risk of heart attacks.

4. Reduces Menstrual Pain.
A study published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, shows women with dysmenorrhea, a condition that causes extremely painful menstrual periods, who supplemented with Pine Bark Extract experienced less pain and required less pain medications during menstruation.

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Deal of the Day: Colorado Nutrition – Pine Bark Extract

virtuvites-Pine-BarkPine Bark been shown to be one of the most potent antioxidants, a property that may explain why Pine Bark has been used in folk medicine around the world.

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