Pine Bark Extract May Reduce Osteoarthritis Symptoms
I wrote an earlier post about the benefits of Pycnogenol - Pycnogenol Helps Relieve Menstrual Pain. A new clinical trial indicates the pine bark extract helps reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Over one third of adults over age 65 years have symptoms of OA (pain and limited joint movement). Three clinical trials have reported positive results for use of pine bark in reducing the pain associated with OA. Pycnogenol has powerful anti-inflammatory, and given its history of long-acting relief, may actually rebuild joint function. It does not irritate the gastric system as do NSAIDS. If you have bleeding or clotting problems, or are using anti-coagulants, discuss use of Pycnogenol with your doctor.
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