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Over the years, we have recognized chemoprevention as an efficient way to prevent cancer. This method has delayed cancer onset, reduced cancer incidence and inhibited cancer progression. However, recently, microarrays analysis on Pycnogenol® has revealed changes stimulated by this supplement in a variety of genes involved in several pathways of cancer cells (in cancer patients) and people who are at genetic risk of cancer.
Pycnogenol® has featured in over 160 clinical trials and about 420 scientific publications. Clinical studies on Pycnogenol® have shown its anticancer activity in a wide range of malignant cell lines, including ovarian, prostate, leukaemia, and breast cancer cells. Researches linked Pycnogenol® to effective treatment for enlarged prostate, inhibition of growth of ovarian and breast cancer cells. Another intriguing fact about Pycnogenol® is that its metabolites also exhibit anticancer activity in a wide range of human cancer cell lines. Being a naturally occurring supplement, Pycnogenol® is tolerated with high oral bioavailability.
Pycnogenol® is an extraction of maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster), and research acknowledges it for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties with many health benefits.
Being a naturally occurring supplement, Pycnogenol® isn't associated with any severe side effects. Patients who have received Pycnogenol® during chemotherapy treatment had even shown a decreased incidence of side effects such as vomiting, nausea, weight loss, and diarrhoea associated with the procedure.
Another intriguing fact about Pycnogenol® is that its metabolites also exhibit anticancer activity in a wide range of human cancer cell lines. And because Pycnogenol® showed no severe side effects and was found well-tolerated, it has been categorized as a nutritional supplement.
Nutritional supplements like Pycnogenol® also showed a decrease in oxidative stress. This supplement is an extraction of maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster Aiton), and research acknowledges it for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties with many health benefits.
Recent research published in Nutraceuticals in Brain Health and Beyond also suggests that Pycnogenol® could be used as an effective adjuvant treatment for Osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms.
Interestingly, Pycnogenol® has also been found to be beneficial to the skin and hair. On the skin, it can;
Maintain hydration(reducing wrinkles)
Slow ageing process
Help with collagen production in the skin
Reduce hyperpigmentation because of its natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Pycnogenol® is an excellent choice for all skin types, including those susceptible to irritation, redness, sensitivity, or other inflammatory conditions.
Pycnogenol® has also been explored as a remedy for hair loss. It is likewise rich in hair-friendly nutrients that can make one's hair shinier, healthier, and longer.
Interestingly, these are just some of the recent discoveries on Pycnogenol® and even more will surface.