Grapeseed Pinebark Herb - Uses And Side Effects
Grapeseed is extracted from the seeds of Vitis vinifera. Pinebark comes from the bark of the European coastal pine tree, Pinus maritima or P. nigra. Both herbs contain proanthocyanidins, a chemical marketed as Pycnogenol. Grape Seed Extract (along with Pycnogenol, an extract derived from maritime pine bark ) is an important source of one of nature's most potent antioxidants, the proanthocyanidins, which are synergistic with Vitamin C - that is, they greatly enhance the activity of Vitamin C in the body.
Common doses of grapeseed-pinebark
Grapeseed and pinebark come as:
Some experts recommend the following dose:
Uses of grapeseed-pinebark herb
Side effects of grapeseed-pinebark
Call your health care practitioner if you experience unusual symptoms when taking grapeseed or pinebark.
Combining herbs with certain drugs may alter their action or produce unwanted side effects. Tell your health care practitioner about any prescription or nonprescription drugs you're taking.
Important paints to remember
What the research shows
Although grapeseed extract is popular in Europe, it hasn't been studied adequately in people for medical experts to recommend its medicinal use. The same holds true for pinebark
Other names for grapeseed-pinebark: -
Other names for grapeseed include Vitis coignetiae and Vitis vinifera. Other names for pinebark include muskat, Pinus maritima, and Pinus nigra.
Products containing grapeseed and pinebark are sold under such names as Mega Juice, NutraPack, and Pycnogenol.
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