Skip to content
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members

Pycnogenol® May Improve Blood Markers in People at Risk of Heart Disease

A recent study suggests that taking a daily supplement of French Maritime Pine bark — also known as Pycnogenol® — may improve metabolic parameters, lower LDL cholesterol, and curb oxidative stress in people at high risk for coronary artery disease.

Participants in the study included 124 people, 32 hypertensives, 31 hyperlipidemics, 30 hyperglycemics, and 31 with normal parameter who acted as a control. The participants who were borderline in each group were given either the best management to control their symptoms or best management plus 150 mg per day of Pycnogenol®.

After 12 weeks, metabolic values and blood pressure were at normal levels in all of the subjects. The Pycnogenol® groups had “slightly better” values than the participants who did not take the supplement. Specifically, participants in the Pycnogenol® group saw a 66% improvement in endothelial function, a 20% reduction in oxidative stress

In the participants with borderline hyperlipidemia, the Pycnogenol® supplementation was associated with lower cholesterol levels and in the hyperlipidemics it was associated with lower fasting glucose levels.

The researchers theorized that the positive effects were due to the ability of Pycnogenol® to control oxidative stress.

Researchers from Chieti-Pescara University in Italy conducted the study. It was published in the February 2015 issue of International Angiology.

Pycnogenol® has been shown to help with high blood pressure, muscle soreness, osteoarthritis, diabetes, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, endometriosis, menopausal symptoms, ringing in the ears, erectile dysfunction and retinopathy.
Previous article Nutrient in Oats May Help Reduce Inflammation During Exercise

Related Posts

More Screen Time Associated With Less Healthy Lifestyle
More Screen Time Associated With Less Healthy Lifestyle
The proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and tv-connected devices in r...
Read More
Supplementation With Microalgae May Help Improve Performance of Recreational Athletes
Supplementation With Microalgae May Help Improve Performance of Recreational Athletes
Tetraselmis chuii (TC) is a green microalga with a high concentration of...
Read More
People With Chronic Pain May Benefit From Meditation and Yoga
People With Chronic Pain May Benefit From Meditation and Yoga
Chronic pain is pain that lasts beyond the typical time it takes for an ...
Read More

Join Us for Subscriber Only Offers, Product Announcements, and Health News You Can Use!

unix_socket = '/cloudsql/{}'.format(db_connection_name) cnx = pymysql.connect(user=db_user, password=db_password,unix_socket=unix_socket, db=db_name) quiz = {} with cnx.cursor() as cursor: qry = "SELECT id,result,created,ip,email from quizresults where email='{e}' order by created desc limit 1".format(e=email) cursor.execute(qry) for row in cursor.fetchall(): quiz['id'] = row[0]) quiz['result'] = row[1]) quiz['created'] = row[1]) cnx.close()
×