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Pycnogenol And Menopause Symptoms / Natural Aid For Firm Skin, Better Sleep And Less Sweating

Oldenburg (ots) – Millions of women around the world are in menopause, also called perimenopause, ending women's fertile years. Related symptoms such as heat, sleep disorders, sweating or dry skin often have a lasting effect on the daily lives and health of affected women.

Clinical studies examining the effect of French pine bark extract as a natural alternative to relieving menopausal symptoms speak for themselves: Pycnogenol® improves sleep, reduces fever and sweat. In addition, it has a positive effect on the elasticity, firmness and moisture content of the skin. Fortunately, Pycnogenol® does not cause hormonal effects in women.

In addition, Pycnogenol® has a dual effect: the active components contained in the extract are highly bioavailable, and their interaction also increases the efficiency compared to the single active ingredients.

Pycnogenol® regulates menopausal disorders

A Japanese study of 170 menopausal women showed a significant improvement in menopausal symptoms after taking Pycnogenol® 60 mg daily for 12 weeks. The severity of the complaints was verified using the Women's Health Questionnaire and the Kupperman Index. In terms of relieving symptoms such as heat, sweating, feeling cold in the trunk and extremities, and breathing, Pycnogenol® was clearly better than placebo after four and twelve weeks.

Procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and organic acids in Pycnogenol® have a positive effect on vascular function. Due to the reduced outbreak of sweating, there were also positive effects on other parameters that significantly reflect women's condition, such as insomnia, self-esteem, ability to concentrate and depression.

In addition, this study showed that Pycnogenol® does not affect growth hormone or sex hormone levels.

This study highlights previous studies: For example, 200 healthy women in the acute phase of menopause confirmed that taking Pycnogenol® 200 mg six months a day significantly reduced vasomotor, menstrual and sexual problems, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety and difficulty concentrating (1) U an Italian study (2) could show that after daily intake of 100 mg of Pycnogenol®, significant improvements occurred in just eight weeks, especially pain of any kind, digestive problems and fever.

Elasticity, moisture and firmness for the skin

With the onset of menopause, the appearance of the skin is increasingly impaired. The skin loses elasticity and becomes progressively drier. Thinning is also observed.

Pycnogenol® is the only effective dietary supplement that has been shown to promote hyaluronic acid production in women's skin, naturally improving skin's hydration levels. In addition, Pycnogenol® stabilizes the barrier function of the skin, preventing dry skin. In one study (3), a woman's skin elasticity, measured by a cutting meter, increased by an average of 25 percent after taking Pycnogenol®. At the same time, skin fatigue decreased by 30 percent over the same period.

Comprehensive information on further studies is summarized in the brochure Pycnogenol and Menopause. This brochure is available for download without registration on the Pycnogenol® website

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Dugall M, Ledda A, Feragalli B .: Pycnogenol® supplementation
Signs of improvement and symptoms of menopausal transition. Panminerva Med
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3 Marini A, Grether-Beck S, Jaenicke T, Weber M, Burki C, Formann P,.
Brenden H, Schönlau F, Krutmann J. Pycnogenol® acts on the skin
elasticity and hydration coincide with increased gene expression
type I collagen and hyaluronic acid synthase in women. Pharmacol
Physiol. 25: 86-92, 2012 Media Contact:

ifemedi, Dr. Jörg Hüve

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