AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Pycnogenol capsules and softgels.
Pycnogenol, a formula of pine bark extract, is high in antioxidants. Its most powerful ingredient is oligomeric proanthocyanidin compounds (OPCs), which are also found in grape seeds and peanuts. Pine bark extract also contains flavonols and bioflavonoids with tissue-repairing properties. The antioxidants within can help to absorb vitamin C. The benefits of pine bark extract are widespread and numerous; they are detailed as follows:
Pine bark extract helps to lower blood glucose levels and thus treat diabetes. It can act as an ear infection remedy by naturally treating ototoxicity, ear poisoning that can occur when exposed to certain chemicals such as cisplatin. This condition may be permanent. The antioxidants in pine bark extract help to relieve the symptoms. It can also help those with a weak immune system from developing infections. A study conducted showed that pine bark extract helps to reduce hyperpigmentation of the human skin, thus protecting skin from UV exposure.
Pycnogenol benefits are that it can also help naturally remedy impotence issues, treating erectile dysfunction. The antioxidants in pine bark extract help to reduce inflammation by eliminating free radicals. By reducing inflammation, it can show significant improvements in healing. It can also help to improve athletic performance by increasing endurance by increasing serum NAD+ levels. It also shortens muscle recovery time from high antioxidants and reduces muscular cramping and pain.
The other uses of pycnogenol including asthma, ringing in ears, osteoarthritis, and ADHD. It can also have reproductive health benefits by relieving painful periods, menopause symptoms, and erectile dysfunction. It has also shown positive effects on retinopathy, an eye disease.