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Study Shows Pine Bark Naturally Decreases Severe Chronic Venous Insufficiency



7/12/2006 3:08:27 PM

Recent findings published in the journal of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hematosis show a significant symptom reduction of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in patients after supplementing with Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree. Over 35 years of research on Pycnogenol® demonstrate the antioxidant's ability to improve blood flow and strengthen venous walls. Published results from this study showed Pycnogenol® to be more effective in reducing edema (leg swelling), tight calves, skin alterations, pain during walking and swelling limbs than Daflon®, a combination of diosmin and hesperidin and a commonly prescribed drug used to treat CVI.

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