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Source Naturals Pycnogenol 100mg 60 Tablets
Written: Nov 30, 2009
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Pros:There are over 220 scientific periodicals summarize numerous tests showing that Pycnogenol is safe.
Cons:The cost - wowsers
The Bottom Line: There are over 220 scientific periodicals summarize numerous tests showing that Pycnogenol is safe and proves it works.
Reality Check! Extinction Means Gone Forever! Only five percent of known plant species have been screened for their medicinal values though we are losing 100 species daily to extinction. Because of this five percent, there are many diseases that my child and grandchildren will never have to suffer, like my parents and past generations before them. Have we already lost the cure for cancer or the common cold?
We continue to clear millions of acres for houses, buildings, parking lots, and agriculture. We continue to poison our lands and water supplies. We drain wetlands to have more land to farm or to build cities. For each single plant that we lose it triggers a domino effect, with this single plant triggering the loss of thirty more insects, plants, and animals. Our ecosystem is beginning to unravel and where will it end?
It is estimated that there is one and a half million species on earth today. There was twenty times that. There were thirty million species on our earth and that has dwindled down to only one and a half million. In the scheme of things our earth is very young and that is a significant loss. What have we done? In our infinite wisdom and greed we are destroying the very life that gives us life!
This review is about Source Naturals Pycnogenol 100mg 60 Tablets.
After you discover more about Pycnogenol and the important biological dealings within our bodily processes you will understand the opening of this review. What if this pine had been part of the 100 species daily lost to extinction? We would have never known of its remarkable properties.
Pycnogenol is made from a pine bark extract and has an ancient history of nothing short of miracles. 4th Century B.C. Hippocrates (a Greek physician and also known as the father of medicine) recorded the use of pine bark to relieve inflammation. In 1479 the Thesaurus Medicaminum listed pine bark for healing wounds. The German naturalist Hieronymus Boch used pine bark topically for skin disorders.
These ended up to be all true plus so many more applications. There are over 220 scientific periodicals summarizing numerous tests showing that Pycnogenol is safe and has a multitude of health benefits. Source Naturals Pycnogenol (natural plant product) is made from European coastal pine, Pinus maritime.
The medium of Pycnogenol to modern times came from French explorer and navigator Jacques Cartier, more correctly from the Huron - Iroquois Indians.
Cartier had been following the Saint Lawrence River during a Quebec snowstorm. Cartier and his men were in serious medical condition. Cartier befriended by the Huron - Iroquois Indians who introduced the group to a tea from the “Tree of Life.” Cartier’s people recovered as many had previously died before the Indians had discovered them. Cartier’s took notes of the pine’s medicinal properties.
I thought of Source Naturals Pycnogenol 100mg after receiving a multitude of emails on my Source Naturals Ubiquinol Co QH 100 mg softgel and my Coenzyme Q10 with Bioperine 100mg reviews. With the variety of questions I knew I would have to write a review on Pycnogenol.
While Pycnogenol also protects against free radical havoc therefore an antioxidant. Pycnogenol promotes healthy circulation by influencing endothelial nitric oxide production. It helps regulate the immune system, and alters the inflammatory reactions.
However, many of the emails had to do with oral tissue and arteries, and this is one of the reasons I thought of Pycnogenol is because it protects and binds to collagen and elastin, supporting arteries, organs, a really big organ – skin, and connective tissue.
Pycnogenol has procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and organic acids scavenging both water- and lipid-soluble free radicals. Of the tons of research showing health benefits of cardiovascular, diabetes, painful menstrual periods, skin care, asthma, edema, allergies, oral care, even found advantageous for clotting from long plane flights, and the malady of lowering bad cholesterol.
Free radicals accelerate growing old – Pycnogenol not only helps with the health conditions that coincide with growing older it helps turn around the visible effects – WRINKES.
Just like Source Naturals Ubiquinol Co QH it reenergizes vitamin E and vitamin C. Free radicals even come from stress, chemical cleansers, ultraviolet light, exercise, and just plain breathing. Free radicals are overwhelming us, and this is why you see such a huge increase in diabetes, cancer, heart disease, problems with veins, and WRINKLES.
The reason we became acquainted with Source Naturals Pycnogenol 100mg is because my husband and mother-in-law have major circulation problems. It is their fault, they smoke. After all, circulation delivers oxygen and nutrition to tissues and cells. The circulatory system flushes dangerous toxins and helps immune cells to protect from pathogens.
Pycnogenol promotes relaxed and open blood vessels, and also protects the blood vessels’ inside lining. It has shown to help with platelet aggregation, along with maintaining healthy cardiovascular health. My husband was getting awful leg pain and tingling. Along with a ton of medications and possibly surgery, there seems to be a turnaround while taking the Pycnogenol. He is taking 100mg; b.i.d. (bis in die), daily.
Directions are one tablet daily, or as recommended by your doctor. To build reserves rapidly, start with one tablet per 75 pounds of body weight per day, for 7 to 10 days.
Both of us have joint problems. I am not ready to start taking another supplement quite yet since it hasn’t been long since switching from Coenzyme Q10 with bioperine to Ubiquinol. I do intend on using it though.
For myself I see other benefits of Naturals Pycnogenol 100mg with wound healing since I form a great deal of scar tissue. I wish I had known about it before my double radical mastectomy and reconstruction.
Because of cancer I don’t have to worry about menstrual problems anymore but in one study women taking Pycnogenol had a 36% reduction in discomfort. In another study it showed a decrease in pain caused by endometrioses.
My husband spent $46.49 from Amazon for 60 100 mg tablets. Allvitaminsplus.com is charging $72.89 for Source Naturals Pycnogenol 100mg so that isn’t bad. Plus I have an affiliate account with Amazon..
When taking the tablets they are inclined to stick a bit so take a tablet, get a mouth full of water, clench your teeth, while clenching your teeth swallow. Clenching your teeth helps with the swallow reflex.
Source Naturals Pycnogenol 100mg contains French Maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol) yielding 90% proanthocyandins and organic acids, 40 mg of calcium.
Microcrystalline cellulose, dibasic calcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, modified cellulose gum, colloidal silicon dioxide, and stearic acid.
So many studies in so many parts of the world, people of diverse ages, lifestyles, and backgrounds, all interweaving and agreeing on the tremendous support of Pycnogenol for free radical defense, circulation, immunity as well as collagen and elastin comes together to provide many cross connecting benefits.
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