Pycnogenol Reduces Heart Disease Risk in Diabetics

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Arizona evaluated the affect of Pycnogenol® (a French maritime pine bark extract) on a group of diabetic patients who were also taking blood pressure medication.  The group taking Pycnogenol® had a more stable blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol, and a decrease in fasting blood sugar levels compared to the placebo group.

“These data confirm the hypothesis that Pycnogenol® improves diabetes control, reduces anti-hypertensive medicine use, and may favor a reduction in cardiovascular disease risk in individuals with Type 2 diabetes,” the researchers wrote.

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Pycnogenol® is one of the key ingredients of Isotonix OPC-3®.

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