- Helps the body regenerate vitamin C
- Reduces risk of cataracts
- Improves heart health and blood pressure control
- Helps reduce varicose vein swelling
- Antiplatelet properties help keep platelets from sticking together (similar to aspirin, fish oil and krill oil)
- Protects against hay fever, allergies, and lung disease
- Reduces joint inflammation due to arthritis
- Reduces menstrual disorders
- Improves memory function
- May help improve fertility by improving sperm quality
- Appears helpful for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Improves immune system function
- Helps with wound healing and reduces skin bruising
- Provides anti-aging benefits due to its protection against free radicals with benefits for skin’s collagen and elastin
Improves Athletic Performance
Improves Mental Function
Some studies have found that taking pine bark extract may help with memory in both the elderly and young adults. Research is still underway to determine whether or not supplementing with pine bark extract protects that brain from degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Some research has found that in conjunction with traditional treatments, pine bark extract helps to reduce symptoms associated with asthma. Research has found that supplementing this pine bark extract appeared to reduce the need for emergency inhalers in both adults and children suffering from asthma.
As previously stated, taking pine bark extract helps improve overall blood flow. This benefit of taking pine bark extract for blood circulation helps with pain management, particularly those with poor circulation in their legs. Pine bark extract has been found to decrease the feeling of heaviness of limbs while decreasing fluid retention.