This powerful antioxidant strengthens capillaries, arteries, veins and the walls of blood vessels, including those that supply the heart, and reduces swelling of the lower extremities….
Pycnogenol is the region’s natural product from the bark of the European coastal pine, Pinus Martima. It is the most powerful antioxidant today and acts as protection against various toxins. Studies have shown that Pycnogenol is 50 times more effective than vitamin E and 20 times more potent than vitamin C.
The study shows that Pycnogenol is rapidly absorbed and distributed throughout the body, in only 20 minutes. Pycnogenol also activates vitamin C before leaving the body.
Pycnogenol is used in France, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Singapore, South Korea, Argentina and Switzerland, and recently sold in the United States.
Positive effects of Pycnogenol:
- Dramatically reduces the ADD / ADHD
- Improves skin elasticity
- Reduces inflammation of the prostate
- Reduces diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy
- Improves circulation and vitality of cells
- Improves and prevents the formation of varicose veins and reduces the risk of phlebitis
- Reduces the effects of stress
- Reduces allergic reactions
- Strengthens the capillaries, arteries, veins and the walls of blood vessels, including those that supply the heart
- Reduces swelling of the lower limbs
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants are substances that protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Many experts believe that the damage that is made by the free radicals is an important factor for the development of atherosclerosis, various cancers, of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and many other chronic diseases.
Therefore, antioxidants are indispensable in protecting the body from these diseases. There is a theory that free radicals are responsible for aging, therefore, antioxidants should slow down aging.
The action of antioxidants
When you cut a piece of apple, after a short time it will begin to darken on the surface. It happens because of the normal process of oxidation, which occurs in all cells in nature, including those in our body.
When oxygen comes into contact with the cells, it causes a change in them. Some may die, and new ones may appear in their place. It is normal and not a problem.
But during this process, cells are damaged and turned into free radicals. “Free radicals” is a term which describes the damaged cells that may be problematic and a threat to the health.
They are called free because they lack important molecule and try to “steal” that molecule from other cells.
When free radicals attack, they don’t kill other cells to win over the molecule that’s missing, but instead they hurt them, damaging DNA and thus creating a breeding ground for diseases. The worst is that a free radical damages not only a cell but creates a chain reaction.
Antioxidants prevent the chain reaction which is started by the free radicals. Various antioxidants act differently. Some prevent the appearance of free radicals, prevent other occurrence of a chain reaction, and others stop the reaction once it appears.
However, as a result of the normal functioning of cells, a small percentage of free radicals is created, and often, they don’t represent a major problem, since they are controlled by the antioxidants that our body produces naturally.
A major threat to our health are free radicals from cigarette smoke, air pollution or consumption of large amounts of alcohol. Free radicals break down collagen in joints, skin and organs. They are programmed DNA and the reasons are more than 60 known diseases.
In addition, aging, inflammation of muscles, joints and other tissues, and proper functioning of the circulatory system, nervous system and immune system are all due to the damage caused by free radicals.
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