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What is pine bark extract and what are its effects?

Pine bark extract is a cosmetic ingredient that has suddenly emerged recently. Pine bark extract is a class of substances extracted from pine bark, which contains a large number of compounds called OPCs (oligomeric proanthocyanidins). In a large number of studies on OPCs, it was found that OPCs are effective antioxidants, and they are non-toxic, non-mutagenic, non-carcinogenic, and have no side effects. They are very safe to use. Pine bark has been proven to be a new source of OPCs, and the OPCs extracted from pine bark have no difference in quality and function, except for some minor differences in appearance.


Pine bark extract - OPCs have a good antioxidant capacity, 50 times that of vitamin E, and play an important role in preventing premature aging.


Applications related to OPCs are:

1. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases

OPCs can help strengthen capillaries, arteries, and veins, giving them many important clinical applications.


2. Anti-aging

Because OPCs can easily pass through the blood-brain barrier and effectively inhibit the damage of free radicals to brain tissue, they can effectively prevent and improve Alzheimer's disease. Second, OPCs are believed to protect the skin from UV radiation and free radical damage, which can delay aging.


3. Anti-inflammatory

OPCs can effectively inhibit inflammatory factors such as PG, 5-HT, and leukotrienes, and selectively bind to connectives in joints to relieve pain and edema.

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