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Maritime Pine Bark - a powerful support for immunity - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Maritime Pine Bark Extract has been used in herbal medicine to help people suffering from a range of illnesses. These trees were originally found in Southern France, home to a species of French pine trees (Pinus pinaster) that contain unique health-promoting properties. Antioxidants are chemicals that deactivate free radicals - destructive chemicals that damage cells and contribute to many diseases, ranging from stroke and heart attacks to degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Free radicals even contribute to aging. 

Maritime Pine Bark is a natural antioxidant. It is an excellent source of flavonoids and has anti-inflammatory properties that work to protect the body from harmful free radicals, helps boost the immune system and strengthens blood vessel walls and capillaries. This specialist antioxidant is nearly 25 times more powerful than Vitamin C.

Studies have documented a number of strong antioxidant effects of Pycnogenol that place it among the most potent antioxidants. They also found that Pycnogenol extended the lifetime of vitamin C in the body, "prolonging its beneficial effects as an antioxidant".

One study showed that Pycnogenol suppresses the production of Nitric oxide and thus limits the collateral damage resulting from immune system attacks on viral and bacterial invaders. Excess nitric oxide has been linked to inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's disease.

We believe that the Maritime Pine Bark Extract also supports the circulatory system and when used as directed it will help reduced stiffness and soreness after strenuous exercise.

McDowells Herbal uses a 1:1 extract, and has an alcoholic taste that's not overpowering, but strong. 

Liquids, such as these tinctures, are absorbed very quickly and efficiently by the body, as opposed to capsules and tablets. Capsules and tablets have to be broken down in the stomach and are assimilated in the intestines.

References

Pine bark extract is a potent antioxidant, and may help boost the effects of vitamin C and other antioxidants
https://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/98legacy/02_05_98a.html

7 health benefits of Maritime Pine Bark
https://www.naturesfare.com/health/7-health-benefits-pine-bark-extract/

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