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Rheumatoid Arthritis is a type of arthritis (joint inflammation) in which the joints of the fingers, wrists, toes, or other joints in the body become painful, swollen, stiff and in severe cases deformed. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder (in which the immune system attacks the bodys own tissues).
"Allergy has been described as a process of inflammation now known to be a disorder of the immune system, which is made up of cells with the capacity for recognizing, evaluating and neutralizing or eliminating alien material.
Inflammatory diseases include allergies or sensitivities, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, hepatitis, Crohn's disease, lupus erythematosus, and ulcerative colitis. They all involve free radicals and, of course, Pycnogenol® quenches free radicals and inhibits the inflammatory enzymes"("The New Superantioxidant-Plus", pg. 39-40, Keats Publishing,1992.)
Pycnogenol® Reduces Formation of Histamine
"Histamine is one of the more important mediators in allergic reactions. At the 1990 International Symposium on Pycnogenol, Dr. D. White of the University of Nottingham reported that it (Pycnogenol®) greatly reduces the formation of histamine, and thus, reduces inflammation."("The New Superantioxidant-Plus", pg. 39-40, Keats Publishing,1992.)
"Several anecdotal reports claim that arthritics feel improvement overnight with a bed-time dose of 120-150 milligrams of Pycnogenol®. Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are inflammatory diseases. Pycnogenol® may help by quenching some of the free radicals that are involved in the inflammatory process." ("The New Superantioxidant-Plus", pg. 42, Keats Publishing,1992.)
Free Radicals And How Do They Affect The Body?
"The exact cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is unknown. One way joints are damaged is by free radicals attacks. Thus, a number of studies attempt to stop pain and halt the progress of the disease by using free radical scavengers in strong doses."
"A free radical is an unstable molecule, often a form of oxygen, that reacts with other molecules in a destructive way. An excess of free radicals can cause different medical conditions, depending on which tissues are attacked.
The free radicals may attack DNA (your genetic inheritance) and cause cancer or birth defects; if they attack your pancreas, they can cause diabetes; in blood and blood vessels, they can cause cardiovascular disease; in the eye they can cause cataracts." (Antioxidants, Your Complete Guide, by Carolyn Reuben,1995)
Pycnogenol® As A Potent Antioxidant
"Some flavonoids, such as those in Pycnogenol®, are especially potent antioxidants, metal chelators and free-radical scavengers. They are powerful radical-chain-breaking antioxidants...."
"The flavonoids of Pycnogenol® possess vitamin C-sparing activities and promote collagen production. They improve capillary resistance and permeability and decrease the fragility of the capillary walls" (Pycnogenol, The Super "Protector" Nutrient, Passwater & Kandaswami, 1994)
"As an antioxidant, Pycnogenol, a blend of special bioflavonoids, reduces free radical-caused tissue damage many times more effective than vitamin E, potentiates the health giving effects of vitamin C, and protects brain and nerve tissue with its nearly unique ability to penetrate the blood brain barrier.
It also reduces inflammation and improves circulation, both relieving the distresses of arthritis, diabetes and stroke and promoting prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. And its ability to bond to collagen promotes renewed youthfulness , flexibility and body integrity... ("The New Superantioxidant-Plus", Keats Publishing,1992.)
Pycnogenol®s Outstanding Safety
The safety of Pycnogenol® has been reviewed in depth by Dr. Peter Rohdewald of the Pharmacology Institute of the University of Munster in Germany during the 1990 International Pycnogenol Symposium in Bordeaux. Dr. Rohdewald stated Pycnogenol® is a safe natural product with no adverse side effects whatsoever.("The New Superantioxidant-Plus", Keats Publishing,1992.)
Although we have traced the history of Pycnogenol® through more than 450 years, and although it has been used for decades, it seems destined to wider popularity and utility as researchers understand more about it. We have just scratched the surface.("The New Superantioxidant-Plus", Keats Publishing,1992.)
Not All Pycnogenol® Are Created Equal...
Not all Pycnogenol® are created equal... The excipients, flow agents, and binders used in preparing Pycnogenol® tablets make all the difference in how it is absorbed by the body. Many companies use low quality cellulose to hold the tablets together, and excipients that make the Pycnogenol® practically non-absorbable. A formulation that enhances rather than detracts from the body's ability to absorb the Pycnogenol® is the difference felt by people trying Pycnogenol®. Many brands in North America test only 10% or 12% bio-available, and none of the other brands test over 30% bio-available.
Special formulation enables 95% absorption of Pycnogenol®
Our exclusive proprietory formulation (protected with a second patent) enhances rather than detracts from the body's ability to absorb the Pycnogenol® (this is bioavailability). Each 20mg tablet is 95% bio-available.
"The special formulation of this Pycnogenol® compound has been proven to bring amazing results in numerous clinical conditions. There are now many companies in the United States now selling Pycnogenol® and many others now illegally infringing on the registered trademarked name, selling grape seed extract compounds and mixing it with pine bark extract.
There has been no scientific research done on these extracts that can compare with the research done on Pycnogenol®. The results that I have had with this product, are from only one company, and it has the compound with the special formulation that Charles Haimoff (president of Horphag Research Ltd., the Pycnogenol® patent owner) has granted them exclusively." -Dr. W. LaMar Rosquist, Aging Long Life & Better Health
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