Pycnogenol is from the bark of the French maritime pine, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antiviral, and anti-thrombotic properties. It improves vascular and cognitive health, as well as stabilizing mast cells, and this hypoallergenic formula is safe to use in those with acute and chronic conditions.
In double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies, pycnogenol shows diverse positive effects. With respect to cardiovascular symptoms, pycnogenol has an antihypertensive effect, slows down the progression of atherosclerosis, and prevents venous thrombosis. It also improves cognitive functions of elderly people, especially spatial memory. Pycnogenol is also effective as a mast cell stabilizer and antihistamine, in part due to its ability to scavenge free radicals which have the ability to release histamine from mast cells. It has shown promise in reducing asthma symptoms and improving pulmonary function, helping asthmatic children reduce the need for rescue inhalers. Lastly, pycnogenol inhibits viral replication, suppresses the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and mast cell-related mediators, and improves inflammation and myocardial necrosis, and as such may be a promising agent for the treatment of viral myocarditis.
Take 1 capsule once or twice daily, or as recommended by your healthcare professional