Many people are prescribed a daily dose of aspirin by their primary care physician to prevent blood clots.
People with minor aches and pains may also reach for the aspirin bottle to find relief. But is there a better, more natural way to prevent blood clots and ease pain?
Maybe there is something your doctor is not telling you (or isn’t aware of) when it comes to natural remedies.
Pine Bark Extract
Pycnogenol, is a substance extracted from French maritime pine bark and has been proven to be a powerful natural aspirin alternative.
Pycnogenol has been the subject of many medical studies over the years and has been found to be a safe, natural alternative to the widely prescribed aspirin for relieving pain and promoting health.
Pycnogenol has been shown to be as effective as aspirin to reduce the risk of blood clots without increasing the risk of uncontrollable bleeding.
The daily dosage of pine bark is also less than the recommended daily dose of aspirin.
This natural product is also useful for frequent plane travelers or passengers taking a long flight.
Thrombosis and edema are always concerns for people who have to sit in one place for a prolonged period of time.
Pine bark extract will help prevent these issues, so passengers can travel without worry.
Pine Bark Benefits
Not only is pine bark extract a proven safe alternative for a daily clot-preventing aspirin, pycnogenol also has several other health benefits.
This natural extract reduces blood pressure by helping the inner lining of blood vessels to fully dilate.
Endothelial dysfunction is the root cause of high blood pressure and this pine bark extract addresses the root problem and lowers blood pressure naturally.
Pycnogenol has been found to reduce C-reactive protein in hypertensive patients which reduces inflammation in the arteries to help prevent cardiovascular disease.
Pycnogenol has also been shown to help glaucoma patients by reducing the ocular hypertension of the eyes.
Pine bark is also effective for use in regular treatments of headaches, menopausal symptoms, tinnitus, asthma, ADHA and ulcers.
As a powerful anti-inflammatory, pycnogenol has many applications for improving daily health without negative side effects.
The cost of bottle of pine bark extract (pill form) is comparable to any other over-the-counter natural supplement and it can be found anywhere supplements are sold.