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Pycnogenol a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant (Tree bark)

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Unread 12-28-2007, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Pycnogenol a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant (Tree bark)

This Natural antioxadent looks quite promising.. I am looking forward to further studys in this direction..

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Pycnogenol, (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, improved physical function by 52 percent in patients suffering from OsteoArthritis.
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I think Pycnogenol can be from grape seed extract or pine bark--

ah, here's an explanation -
[Grapeseed contains flavonoids called oligomeric procyanidins (OPCs), which provide the body with 50 times more antioxidant protection than either vitamin C or vitamin E, and helps prevent and correct damage to capillaries throughout the body.

Scientists first studied the medicinal benefits of OPCs discovered in pine bark, which they referred to as pycnogenol.

The OPCs in grapeseed are sometimes still referred to as pycnogenol, but this is incorrect since the word pycnogenol refers exclusively OPCs in pine bark—OPCs in grapeseed have a different chemical and pharmacological action in the body. ]

So technically they both have the OPCs ..and sometimes both are called pycnogenol.

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http://www.longwoodherbal.org/opcs/opcs.htm
http://www.digitalnaturopath.com/treat/T212121.html
http://www.diagnose-me.com/treat/T212360.html
http://www.oralchelation.com/ingred/...dextract.htm#3
http://www.mycrimsonsky.com/antiaging/opc.htm
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This is important..

The recommended adult daily dosage is 50 to 100mg, although up to 200mg (in divided doses) is a safe and effective dose. GSE should be taken with meals.

It's from the second link you provided and thank you Jo, I hope you are having a great holiday season my friend.
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