- Make It Yourself Lavender Heart-Shaped Bath Bombs!
- 20 Things You Never Knew About “Down There”
- 12 Best Foods For Those Suffering From Arthritis Pain
- 12 Personal Hygiene Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes (Mom Never Told You About #4!)
- 15 Medicinal Plants And Herbs From The Cherokee People
- 12 Mind-Blowing Benefits Of Drinking Coconut Water During Pregnancy
- 12 Outstanding Winter Foods That Won’t Fatten You Up Like A Christmas Turkey
7 Health Benefits from a Little Known Pine Tree
3. Reduces Menopause Symptoms
A 12 week study that gave women supplements of pycnogenol showed that the women had significant reduction in their premenopausal and menopausal symptoms including reducing fatigue, hot flashes, insomnia, and night sweats. This study involved more than 170 premenopausal women and was published in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine. Researchers concluded that taking a relatively low daily dose of this pine tree extract give women significant relief from the symptoms of menopause.
4. Lowers Inflammation
Pycnogenol has showed a remarkable ability to lower inflammation levels. A recent study showed that taken 100mg of this pine bark extract for 3 months helped to lower the amount of anti-inflammatory drugs subjects had been taking and edema in the feet (a type of swelling) decreased an amazing 79 percent compared to the control group.
It also seems that pycnogenol can help to reduce the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.
5. Helps with Impotence
This pine bark extract encourages the production of nitric oxide, as well as improved dilation of blood vessels, and increased oxygen levels and blood flow. There have been several studies that show that pycnogenol significantly improved symptoms of those suffering from ED. ( erectile dysfunction) In one study, taking a supplement of pycnogenol ( 60mg), aspartic acid ( 552mg), and L-arginine (690mg) for the length of an 8 week study showed improvement in the hardness of erections as well as improved sexual satisfaction.
Continue to Page 3