A powerful antioxidant,pine barkextract was originally used by indigenous peoples of North America and Asia as a medicinal herb. French navigator Jacques Cartier, who initiated the French colonization of Canada, usedpine barkduring an expedition in 1535 as a cure for scurvy caused by insufficient vitamin C levels in the body.
Nowadays, pharmacologists and nutritionists have also realized the many benefits associated with the healing effect ofpine bark, which first appeared in the United States as a dietary supplement in 1987.
In this article, we will tell you why pine bark is often considered one of the best preventive and strengthening agents for human lungs and bronchus.
Pycnogenol - a unique healing substance.
Pine barkis one of the richest sources of a rare flavonoid called "pycnogenol". Studies have shown that pycnogenol has a complexpositive effect on the human body. Pycnogenol can be obtained from different pine species such as Pinus radiata, Pinus densiflora, and Pinus thunbergii.
Flavonoids are phytonutrients, plant pigments found in large quantities in fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that can have a beneficial effect on the condition of many human organs.
Pycnogenol can have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, reducing oxidative stress and improving vascular endothelial function. But more importantly, pycnogenol can improve the state of the respiratory system by affecting the level of leukotrienes in the blood serum.
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