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PYC: “Capillary-Sealing” Effects

Capillaries are the body’s smallest blood vessels, so narrow that they can only carry red blood cells in single file. Capillaries enable the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues throughout the body, as well as enabling the removal of wastes. … Continue reading

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Study: 300 mg Pycnogenol for Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a circulatory problem in which leg veins struggle to pump blood back to the heart due to faulty valves. This causes blood to pool in the legs and feet, which can increase permeability of capillaries … Continue reading

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Study: Pycnogenol 150 mg for Cognitive Performance

One 2009 study published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease investigated how Pycnogenol might help with age-related cognitive decline. Both dementia and Alzheimer’s have been linked to free radical damage and oxidative stress in the brain. PYC’s high antioxidant activity and ability to cross the … Continue reading

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Pycnogenol Antioxidant Potency

Pycnogenol OPC (oligomeric proanthocyanidin) compounds form a powerful antioxidant complex that neutralizes dangerous free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules — short one electron — that smash wildly against other cells, seeking to knock free and “steal” the electron that will bring them … Continue reading

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Study: PYC “Activates” Immune Cells

Macrophages are important immune cells, responsible for engulfing and neutralizing invader pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, infections and harmful microbes. This process carried out by macrophages, known as phagocytosis, is a critical immune system response. Pycnogenol Immune Impact Some research suggests … Continue reading

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Marilyn’s Testimonial

“I work in a machine shop, where I actually cut steel and aluminum all day long using knives and other hand tools. Several years ago, my neck and trapezius muscle was so inflamed that the company sent me to the doctor. … Continue reading

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Pycnogenol 30mg Shown To Ease Pregnancy Pain

Pregnancy can bring significant discomfort, with aches and cramps striking the lower back, calves, hips and more. Research suggests that women who wish to mange such discomfort naturally might consider trying Pycnogenol. One placebo-controlled study of 140 women experiencing pregnancy-related … Continue reading

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Study on Pycnogenol for Microcirculation

Some clinical studies with human subjects have investigated how Pycnogenol may help with circulation in the capillaries, which are the body’s smallest blood vessels. Capillary health is important because these tiny blood vessels play a role in delivering oxygen, blood and nutrients … Continue reading

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