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Pycnogenol: Antioxidant Superstar? (Part 2)
August 13, 2007
Last week, we took a closer look at a powerful, but lesser known, antioxidant called Pycnogenol. While this supplement may be new to you, it’s actually been fairly well studied. In fact, more than 220 published studies and articles focus on Pycnogenol.
We’ve learned that Pycnogenol may play a role in helping to improve both diabetes and blood pressure control. This week, we’ll see how Pycnogenol may help with two other common health problems: deep vein thrombosis and asthma.
Pycnogenol has few reported side effects, making this a very safe supplement. However, it might interact with blood pressure, diabetes, and blood-thinning medicines. Therefore, always tell your health-care team about any and all dietary supplements that you’re taking.
The recommendation is to take no more than 50 milligrams of Pycnogenol three times daily. Also, check your blood glucose levels a little more often than usual if you decide to take Pycnogenol or any kind of supplement to see how they are affected.
You can find more information on Pycnogenol at www.pycnogenol.com.
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