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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pycnogenol Lowers Blood pressure

Another way to lower blood pressure is to take pycnogenol. I have written extensively about this wonder herb on this blog but here I'd just like to tell you how it lowers blood pressure. What it does is amazing. As one study said, "Supplementation of Pycnogenol is effective in decreasing systolic blood pressure in mildly hypertensive patients." (See note 1.) It works by increasing nitrous oxide. (See note 2.)
References: 1. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, prospective, 16 week crossover study to determine the role of Pycnogenol in modifying blood pressure in mildly hypertensive patients. 2001. S . Hosseini. Nutrition Research, Volume 21 , Issue 9 , Pages 1251 - 1260.
2. Endothelium-Dependent Vascular Effects of Pycnogenol. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology. 32(4):509-515, October 1998. Fitzpatrick, David F.; Bing, Bettye; Rohdewald, Peter

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