Study Shows Pycnogenol® Naturally Improves Endothelial Function and Reduces Oxidative Stress

Steven Lamm Pycnogenol

The body’s first line of defense against coronary artery disease are endothelial cells. These cells serve as the “traffic cop” for blood flow, directing blood to the appropriate area of the body to support the body’s actions. Alternative or natural remedies are an easy, effective way to help restore the body’s own functions in flow-mediated arterial dilatation.

A new study finds Pycnogenol® (French maritime pine bark extract) increased artery dilation by 32 percent and significantly reduced plasma-8-isoprostaries, an index of oxidative stress. The study also found that Pycnogenol® effectively demonstrated significant effects on a critical measure of endothelial function, reducing plasma levels of endothelin-1.

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