Pycnogenol, flavangenol, or French maritime pine bark extract (PBE) comes from the bark of the European Pinus-pinaster tree and is a super antioxidant with many health benefits. Pine bark extract's power comes from compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidin, or OPCs. This powerful antioxidant also has anti-allergic, anticarcinogenic, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. Plus, it can be taken in a liquid, tablet or capsule form.
Pine bark extract helps lower blood glucose levels in people with diabetes by improving the endothelial function, which is adversely affected by the insulin issues experienced by these individuals. Pine bark extract normalizes endothelial function by increasing nitric oxide release which, in turn, lowers blood sugar levels.
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