Arginine and pycnogenol: 1 + 1 = 3

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Better blood flow in endurance sports

L-arginine is an amino acid that plays a role in the synthesis of nitrogen monoxide and provides, among other things, a greater blood flow in the vessels so that there is a better transport of blood and nutrients to the muscles. Extra blood supply to the muscles can help to increase endurance. In addition, it becomes easier for the body to remove and eliminate harmful substances which accumulate in the muscles during exercise.

What is Pycnogenol®?

Pycnogenol® is a natural plant extract derived from the bark of the maritime pine that grows along the coast of south-western France and contains a unique combination of procyanidins bioflavonoids and phenolic acids. Three natural ingredients with a number of health benefits.

Why can Pycnogenol play an important role in physical activity?

Why can Pycnogenol play an important role in physical activity?

Physical exercise is important for general health and at the same time increases the oxygen demand of our body. Research suggests that Pycnogenol® may play an important role in this physical activity, as this patented extract supports the body in producing nitric oxide NO, which improves blood circulation (especially blood flow to the muscles). Pycnogenol® supports the body in achieving peak performance and accelerates recovery after exercise, which can lead to reduced muscle strain in athletes.

How can Pycnogenol® relax blood vessels and improve blood flow?

Pycnogenol® stimulates the enzyme "endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)" for better production of NO from the precursor molecule L-arginine.

Pycnogelnol increases endurance

How does Pycnogenol® work to increase energy?

The relationship between Pycnogenol® and an athlete's endurance was studied several years ago at the University of California. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study, recreational athletes were supplemented with either Pycnogenol® or placebo. Both groups were monitored for 30 days. Both groups were then switched to the other programme for another 30 days. The athletes exercised on a treadmill under controlled conditions with individual settings (set at 85% of their maximum oxygen consumption) to prevent body exhaustion and reduce anaerobic metabolism.

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