Pine Bark Extract Health Benefits
Similar to skin, pine bark is the outer covering of a tree. It protects the tree from the environment, and protects delicate tissues from diseases and other living beings. It is composed of non living tissue on the outside and living tissue on the inside. Pine bark can have a similar effect on humans as it provides protection against free radicals which come as a result of exposure to our environment and other foreign agents.
Free radicals come from many different sources such as pollution, smoke, alcohol, drugs, medicines, radiation, pesticides, solvents, sunlight etc. They damage the body’s cells by deteriorating them. Free radicals accelerate the aging process which can lead to various health problems. Antioxidants are directly involved in the protection against the damage caused by free radicals. The best way to neutralize the effect of free radicals is to increase the intake of antioxidants.
Pine bark extract is one of the most potent sources of antioxidants which provides numerous health benefits. While there is lacking clinical data to support many claims, pine bark is used to help the following:
- Improve circulation
- Reduce inflammation
- Delay ageing
- Allergy relief
- Immune system support
- Vascular health
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