Non-Drug Help for victims of
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and is the main cause of adult disability.
Phillips, 62, was shopping at a San Diego mall with her husband Eric when
she felt an odd tugging on the right side of her face. Her mouth twisted
into a lurid grimace. Suddenly she felt weak... Fortunately, as it turned
out, her husband helped summon an ambulance...
What is a Stroke?
"Strokes are the result of brain cells being damaged either by not receiving blood or by excessive pressure from blood pooling in brain tissue. The former is caused by blood clots that block flow, while the latter is caused by arteries bursting and leaking." (3)
The physical and/or mental functions controlled by the affected area of the brain deteriorate. The person who survives a stroke may have long-term difficulty speaking, moving, or understanding, depending on the location and extent of brain damage.
Medical treatment varies, and often includes a combination of drug therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Patient and family education, support groups and psychotherapy are often recommended to help the patient and the patient's family adjust to disabling results of a stroke.
Dramatic boost in recovery from a new, non-drug approach
All of this information may sound discouraging, however, it needn't be. The good news is this: Stroke victims are discovering a dramatic boost in recovery from the conditions caused by stroke from a new, entirely non-drug approach!
It is an approach that is totally safe to use, employing a 100% non-toxic and natural -- and powerfully effective -- nutritional method. It involves the use of an antioxidant nutritional compound from France that has produced stunning health results across Europe for over a decade, and that many progressive doctors are now beginning to recommend here in the United States and Canada.
This patented compound is not a drug and is now readily available in the U.S. without a prescription. As an antioxidant, it is actually 20 times more powerful than vitamin C, and 50 times more powerful than vitamin E. It is as safe to use as vitamin C.
Dr. Richard A. Passwater, one of our nation's most respected biochemists, has documented the research done in Europe over the last forty years. Dr. Passwater's book, "Pycnogenol®, The Super Protector Nutrient" (Keats Publishing) documents the research showing that this compound gives relief from as many as 80 different degenerative health challenges:
Pycnogenol® strengthens blood vessels
"Several European medical studies show that Pycnogenol® improves peripheral circulation, restores lost capillary activity, and strengthens weak blood vessels... Professor Artmann of the Department of Physical Engineering of Fachhochschule Aachen in Germany demonstrated in a series of experiments that Pycnogenol® stabilizes red blood cells and maintains their proper flexibility.
Pycnogenol® not only stabilizes the leaky blood vessels by the proper cross linking of collagen, it stabilizes the red blood cells so that it is harder for them to squeeze through tiny leaks in blood vessels...
It has long been known that the capillary resistance is pathologically decreased in a considerable proportion of hypertensive subjects... Special mention should be made of the observation that, if hypertension is associated with a low capillary resistance, the incidence of cerebral insults (apoplexy or stroke) and retinal hemorrhage is essentially higher...
"Hypertensive persons have greater risk of stroke and retinal hemorrhage. It is not the high blood pressure that was bursting the vessels, but it is the decreased capillary resistance and increased permeability that is the cause. The blood vessels do not have to burst. Our studies reveal that pathologically low vascular wall resistance can be normalized by treatment with Pycnogenol®." (1)
Pycnogenol® protects brain cells
"Pycnogenol® is important to brain function, not only because it protects blood vessels, but also because it is one of the few dietary antioxidants that readily crosses the blood-brain barrier to protect brain cells. The blood-brain barrier protects the brain from compounds that normally circulate in the blood. Brain cells are very sensitive to some compounds, even though they may not damage other cells in the body or even be needed by other cells...
"There are indications that even sluggish memories are improved, perhaps due to better circulation and cell nourishment...
"The strengthening of capillaries and other blood vessels helps protect against stroke. In earlier sections, I discussed how Pycnogenol® increases capillary resistance and strengthens blood vessels. It has significantly increased the life span of rats that are genetically hypertensive and prone to early death from stroke.
"In laboratory experiments in which blood is rapidly injected into brain blood vessels, dramatically increasing the blood pressure within those vessels for a brief time, Pycnogenol® shows a significant protective effect." (3)
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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