What is pycnogenol? What Does It Do In The Body?

What is pycnogenol and what does it do in the body
What is pycnogenol and what does it do in the body

📩 22/06/2023 10:43

Neurosurgery Specialist Op.Dr. Kerem Bıkmaz gave information about the subject. Pycnogenol contains high amounts of catechin and epicatechin. So what do these mean? Pycnogenol contains high antioxidants, nowadays, due to malnutrition and environmental conditions, it is imperative for us to consume products with high antioxidant content.

What Does Pycnogenol Do in the Body?

• It is a free radical scavenger, that is, it is important in preventing cardiovascular diseases.
• There are also markers that reduce the effect of aging.
• It regulates your immune system.
• Due to its anti-inflammatory effect, it can be used for treatment if you have arthritis and pain complaints.
• In the treatment of muscle and cramp pain.
• It has an anticancer effect.
• In the treatment of liver cirrhosis disease.
• In the treatment of diabetes.
• In the treatment aimed at lowering bad cholesterol, which we call LDL-cholesterol.
• It can be used in the treatment of some allergies.

So what is pycnogenol that is good for these diseases?

Pycnogenol is a mixture of procyanidins obtained from maritime pine bark. Pycnogenol is a flavonoid/polyphenol plant extract that grows on the southwest coast of France. It is known that pine tree bark was used in inflammatory diseases, wound healing, prevention of bleeding, cough syrup, and treatment of toothache in ancient times. In addition, due to the antimicrobial effects of pycnogenol, its traditional use as a preventative for oral and skin health is encountered.