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Pine bark extract can be used as raw material for functional food and skin care products

Pine is a common tree that has ornamental value. In addition, pine bark extract is also very versatile, for example, it can be used as raw materials for functional food and skin care products.


Pine bark extract refers to a class of substances extracted from dried pine bark, generally in powder form.


The main effect of pine bark is anti-oxidation. Its anti-oxidation ability comes from proanthocyanidins (OPCs), which are 20 times that of vitamin C and 50 times that of vitamin E. As antioxidants, OPCs can effectively scavenge free radicals, which play an important role in cardiovascular diseases, blurred vision, sunburn, and premature aging.


Secondly, in terms of anti-aging, pine bark extract powder also has a good performance. Animal experiments have shown that pine bark extract mainly exerts its antioxidant and anti-aging effects by increasing the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and inhibiting the activity of monoamine oxidase B, thereby prolonging the lifespan of adult fruit flies and preventing the aging of adult mice.


For cardiovascular diseases, pine bark extract OPCs in pine bark extract can help strengthen capillaries, arteries, and veins, can be used to stabilize blood vessel walls, suppress inflammation, and mainly support tissues containing collagen and elastin.

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