A study recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences shows daily use of Bio-Pycnogenol, a pine bark supplement, may help improve attention span, memory, decision-making, how well we cope with stress and overall cognitive function.
“What is unique about this study is that it observes how Pycnogenol® can positively impact mood as participants reported feeling less anxiety and a stronger sense of content. That may be connected back to the mental performance boost and demonstrates the effects of dramatic reduction of oxidative stress,” said physician and nutritional medicine expert Dr. Fred Pescatore.
The study conducted at Chieti-Pescara University in Italy included 59 participants between ages 35 – 55, all of whom were generally fit and followed a healthy lifestyle.
In the study, 30 participants supplemented Pycnogenol 50mg/three times daily in combination with a controlled health plan; 29 participants in the control group followed the controlled health plan alone. The health plan involved regular sleep, balanced meals and daily exercise.
After 12 weeks Pycnogenol was shown to significantly improve mood, boost mental performance, increase attention span and memory and dramatically reduce oxidative stress by 30 per cent.
“Participants who supplemented daily demonstrated stronger performance in daily mental tasks such as dealing with money, managing people, and coping with stress. Those are mental performance benefits that can be felt from the home to the office and even in the classroom,” said Dr. Pescatore.
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