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Monday, July 11, 2011


Here is a little more history on Pycnogenol and its healing properties. Again it is essentially a water extract from the bark of the french maritime pine grown as a mono species forest which is spread over the coastal region of southwest France.

It has been used for centuries. As an example in 1534 french explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew are believed to have been healed back to health by the natives from scurvy, their wounds and other ailments. They drank tea made from the pine needles and other concoctions.

Pycnogenol is a blend of genetically programmed constant proportions of bioflavonoids including:

  • Catechin
  • Epicatechin
  • Taxifolin
  • Monomers
  • Dimers of catechin, epicatechin and oligomeric procyanidnins and phenolic fruit acids such as ferulic and caffecic acids
Did that help? Do you understand it now ? Neither do I, however the important part is to know it has virtually no side effects and it is good for you. It is good for your cardiovascular system and your Type 2 Diabetes.

SEE if this helps: (It contains 4 basic properties)

  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Contains natural ANTI-inflammatory properties
  • Selectively binds to collagen and elastin
  • Helps in production of endothelial nitric oxide which helps vasodilate blood vessels
OKAY, smart guy, then what do "bioflavonoids do in the body?" Here is a LINK to help answer that question.

LINK to bioflavonoids



Bioflavonoids are a group of polyphenolic molecules found in plants. These molecules are often associated with the bright yellow, orange and red pigments in flowers, fruits and leaves. Bioflavonoids have long been known to have beneficial effects on health, and are thought to act as protective antioxidants. Bioflavonoids are divided into six major classes based on chemical structure: flavonols, flavanones, flavones, isoflavones, flavanonols and anthocyanidins.

Reactive Oxygen Species

Free radicals, sometimes referred to as reactive oxygen species, or ROS, are naturally occurring molecules found in the environment and created in your body itself as byproducts of cellular metabolism. Free radicals are capable of causing damage because they disrupt the electrical forces that are necessary to maintain proper balance of fluids within and surrounding the cells of a tissue. Without proper fluid balance, cellular damage and death eventually occur. Bioflavonoids are thought to infer some of their health benefits by protecting cells and tissues from damage by reactive oxygen species.

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