Managing the Inflammatory: Pycnogenol for Immune Support

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each day, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Tips for Promoting a Normal Healthy, Balanced Inflammatory Response: Pycnogenol for Immune Support

The powerful patented extract of French maritime pine tree bark, Pycnogenol, can also help your immune system maintain its balance. For example, in research published recently in Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy, dietary supplementation with Pycnogenol was shown to inhibit the effects of proinflammatory and pro-aging enzymes, thereby promoting a normal state of inflammatory activity.11

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Tips for Promoting a Normal Healthy, Balanced Inflammatory Response: Exercise and Physical Activities

References:
11. Schafer A, Chovanova Z, Muchova J, Sumegova K, Liptakova A, Durackova Z, Hogger P. Inhibition of COX-1 and COX-2 activity by plasma of human volunteers after ingestion of French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol). Biomed Pharmacother 2006;60:5-9.


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