Pycnogenol and Its Ability to Fight Off Ageing and Disease

It first came to my attention some 20 or so years ago when suffering the effects of a slipped disc. At that time there was little help to ease the pain and lots of acupuncture and physiotherapy treatments were undertaken. Then someone recommended pycnogenol as a great health product. One of its characteristics is to boost the immune system and act as an anti-inflammatory. Not quite convinced and with nothing to lose the product was purchased.

When it arrived from the Canadian supplier it was taken immediately. Just 2 tablets at first was recommended. Lying on the bed straight afterwards a sensation went through my body that is hard to explain. It was like gates were being unlocked and blood was flowing where it had not gone before. The pain eased off and over the next week or so disappeared.

While continuing to take one tablet a day ever since the wonderful heath benefits it provides continues to be felt. Some say my age is about 10-15 years less than it is. Others can’t believe how well my body acts. Many of my peers have had body parts replaced, are walking on frames, or are dead from cancer or other conditions.

So what is pycnogenol? It is a product produced under certain conditions from the bark of the Maritime Prime tree. It was discovered by a French scientist who noticed how the first settlers in America were given a soup by the Indians to cure their scurvy and other diseases. He then imported some of the trees to France where they are now the source of the bark.

As a bioflavonoid it is a powerful anti-oxidant that neutralises free radicals in the body. For those who don’t know what they are some quick research will fill you in. These strange oxygen molecules are missing a charge and will attack cells in the body to snatch it where they can. This alters the composition of the cell which may then become cancerous or lead to other diseases.

An anti-oxidant hooks onto the free radical and stops its attack on healthy cells. That is basically it in a nutshell. There are some 60 disorders linked to free radicals. They include:
Arthritis; diabetes; rheumatism; asthma; Alzheimer’s; and the list goes on.

Natural pycnogenol has proven to be 50 times more effective than vitamin E and 20 times more so than vitamin C. It remains in the body in an active state for some 72 hours and is highly bio-available. It is also non-toxic and water-soluble with no side-effects.

Joint function and circulation is improved and relief is obtained from things like inflammatory conditions of the veins and capillaries. A video showed why the sensation was so strong in my body the first time the product was used. The blood was having a field day. It was suddenly able to penetrate into areas because the blocking of some capillaries by cholesterol or plaque was removed.

It is not cheap to buy and there are many substitutes on the market that have few of the same healing properties. The Canadian source promises that its product is produced at a much lower temperature thus ensuring the good elements are not destroyed. Because I know how well it works for me there is no hesitation to recommend it to others who may equally benefit from its miraculous healing powers.