Pine bark has been shown to be a very powerful antioxidant
and free radical scavenger, even more powerful than vitamin C or vitamin E. These free
radicals can have aging effects upon your body. Stress, air pollution, cigarette smoke and
chemicals can cause your body to produce even more free radicals. Pine bark has the extra
benefit of working well with other essential nutrients in a complete health supplement.
"Another group of plant pigments with remarkable
protection against free radical damage are the flavonoids (found in pine bark). Flavonoid
molecules are also quite unique in their antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity
in that they are active against a wide variety of oxidants and free radicals." -Encyclopedia
of Natural Medicine
Pine bark can help support circulation in your hands, feet,
and small eye capillaries. It also helps increase skin smoothness, reduce
inflammation, and improve your joint flexibility.
Athletes have indicated that pine bark extract shortens
their body's recovery time from training, exercise regimen, or competitive events.
Pine bark extract is also known as: Pycnogenol, Maritime