Standardized pine bark extract is used all over the world as herbal medicine, in forms of different supplements for degenarive diseases. Pine bark extract has a power to enchance absorption by stretching capillars thus improving microcirculation, a huge free radical and oxidation-neutralisation potential as well as the ability to protect vitamin E and glutathione from degradation.
We all know the power of antioxidants for health recovery and the substances havinh this power need to be regularely consumed. Pine bark extract is one of the nature’s super antioxidants.
The powerful fects of pine bark extract come from oligomeric proanthocyanidins that have antibacterial, antiviral, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic properties and antiaging effect. Pine bark extract can also help reduce muscle pain and affect symptoms of osteoarthritis, diabetes, ADHD, reproductive issues in women, erectile disfunction in men, eye diseases and athletic endurance.
Supplementation with pine bark extract containing proanthocyanidins, allows persons with osteoarthritis in the knee, pain reduction (43%), stiffness reduction (35%), and loss of mobility improvement (52%).
Pine bark extract reduces inflammation
Studies performed in Turkey on subjects that had abdominal surgery to determine whether pine bark extract can reduce inflammation. Patients were given pine bark extract during 10 days. The result was a considerable improvement in contrast to patients not receiving any medications.
Pine bark extract enchances athletic results
Pine bark extract was studied due to its effect on training, oxidative stress and muscle inflammation. Studies have shown that this extract enchances endurance in trained athletes. It does so by prolonging time period before muscle fatique, elevating serum levels of NAD+. Apart from this, athletes who were taking this extract had less cramping and muscle pain. The most probable cause of reduced recovery time are antioxidants contained in the pine bark extract.