Monday, April 29, 2013
Pine Bark Extract
"Pine bark extract (sold as pycnogenol), made from the maritime pine tree, which is native to the western Mediterranean, is rich in chemicals called proanthocyanidins. Proanthocyanidins have a strong antioxidant activity and play a role in the stabilization of collagen and maintenance of elastin in connective tissue. Antioxidants are compounds that block the action of free radicals, which are activated oxygen molecules that can damage cells. Because of this researchers are beginning to believe that pine bark extract has the power to protect against an array of ailments ranging from arthritis, to cancer and heart disease to circulation problems." Read on..