"When a vein dilates (opens more than usual) and the valves are damaged, the blood pools in the area, causing an unsightly bluish, twisted road map pattern just beneath the skin. If these varicose veins are deep within the legs, they can be dangerous if they lead to closure of the circulatory system.
Treatment of varicose veins in the legs and hemmorrhoids involves moving more to avoid standing in one place, consuming high fiber foods that prevent constipation, strengthening the muscles around the veins to ensure the sides of the valves remain in proper relation to the sides of the vein and improving the nutritional status of the veins themselves."(Antioxidants, Your Complete Guide, by Carolyn Reuben,1995)
"Veins are fairly frail structures. Defects in the wall of a vein lead to dilation of the vein and damage to the valves. When the valves become damaged, the increased static pressure results in the bulging veins known as varicose veins." (Enclycopedia of Natural Medicine, by Michael Murray, N.D. and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., 1991).
Pycnogenol produces greater improvement to capillary resistance
"Scientists measure capillary integrity directly by measuring the permeability according to the amount of dye that leaks through the capillary..." "This test has shown that Pycnogenol® produces a greater and longer improvement in capillary resistance (resistance to leakage) than most bioflavonoids. Nearly all bioflavonoids produce a moderate, short-term improvement, or monophasic effect. However, Pycnogenol produces an additional effect which is stronger and longer-lasting, termed diphasic."
"Dr. G. Feine Haake, a specialist in internal medicine in Hamburg, Germany, studied the benefit of 90 milligrams (mg) of Pycnogenol® daily on 110 persons having varicose veins. Seventy-seven percent showed a clear improvement. Additionally, among the 41 individuals in that group who had nightly calf cramps, 93 percent had an improvement of symptoms."
"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.)
Pycnogenols 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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