Saturday, August 16, 2008
Ingredients in NuVet Plus part 18 Pine Bark
PINE BARK - An extract of pine bark has proven to be one of the most potent antioxidants, (which are the chemicals that deactivate free radicals). It has a property it that may explain why pine bark has been used in medicines around the world for centuries. The proanthocyanidins in Pine Bark have been shown in clinical studies to be 20 times more effective than Vitamin C and 50 times more effective than Vitamin E as an antioxidant. Pine Bark helps relieve pain and symptoms of osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism, and rheumatic fever. It has been shown to reduce histamine production, thereby helping the lining of arteries resist mutagen attacks which cause cardiovascular disease. Also, pine bark extract seemed to protect the liver from damage caused by chemicals.