Pycnogenol

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What other names is Pycnogenol known by?

Condensed Tannins, Écorce de Pin, Écorce de Pin Maritime, Extrait d'Écorce de Pin, French Marine Pine Bark Extract, French Maritime Pine Bark Extract, Leucoanthocyanidins, Maritime Bark Extract, Oligomères de Procyanidine, Oligomères Procyanidoliques, Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins, OPC, OPCs, PCO, PCOs, Pine Bark, Pine Bark Extract, Pinus pinaster, Pinus maritima, Proanthocyanidines Oligomériques, Procyanidin Oligomers, Procyanodolic Oligomers, Pycnogénol, Pygenol, Tannins Condensés.

What is Pycnogenol?

Pycnogenol is the US registered trademark name for a product derived from the pine bark of a tree known as Pinus pinaster.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Circulation problems.
  • Varicose veins.
  • Disease of the retina in the eye.
  • Improved endurance in athletes.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Asthma in children.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Aging, allergies, heart disease, stroke prevention, muscle soreness, pelvic pain in women, pain in late pregnancy, diabetes, leg cramps, circulation problems in diabetes, osteoarthritis, erectile dysfunction (impotence), menopausal symptoms, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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