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A Breakdown of Pine Bark Extract

A Breakdown of Pine Bark Extract

What is it?

Pine Bark Extract is derived from the Pinus pinaster tree, a maritime Pine tree. The extract contains a variety of naturally occurring chemicals. These phytochemicals mainly include proanthocyanidins, and flavonoids, both of which have exhibited antioxidative properties. An antioxidant is a compound that can easily donate electrons to radical species in order to neutralize them. The action of antioxidants help to prevent malicious side reactions from these radical species.

 

How does it help?

Studies have shown that pine bark extract can have anti-inflammatory, immunostimulant, and neuroprotective effects. These effects are linked to effective treatment for ailments including, circulation problems, arthritis, allergies and diabetes, among others. It’s antioxidative properties have not only been shown to have therapeutic effects on these particular ailments, but on the prevention and treatment of cancer as well.

Though the exact dosage of pine bark extract recommended by practitioners can vary for each specific ailment treated, the unique blend of pine bark extract with other antioxidants in OptiHealth Products’ OPCXtra can help to treat these ailments overall and promote general optimal health!  OPCXtra contains 30mg of Pine Bark Extract in each serving.  Follow this link to learn more about OPCXtra.