Pycnogenol, the science-based ingredient for sport performance

Published: 27-Sep-2021

Pycnogenol offers unique properties to help train better, longer and achieve optimal sport performance

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Regular physical activity helps to maintain a healthy body.

Physical exercise is important to overall health and at the same time increases our body’s need for oxygen.

Research indicates Pycnogenol may play an important role with physical activity because it was shown to aid the body in producing nitric oxide (NO), thus enhancing blood microcirculation and improving blood flow to the muscles.

This helps the body achieve peak muscle performance and speeds recovery after exercise, which may result in reduction of muscular aches in both athletes and healthy individuals.

Pycnogenol stimulates the enzyme “endothelial nitric oxide synthase” (eNOS) for enhanced generation of NO from the precursor molecule L-arginine.

An increase in physical activity can lend itself to sore muscles and fatigue which can take several days to subside. Pycnogenol was shown to significantly reduce muscular discomfort in athletes.

Pycnogenol may play an important role in sports by improving blood flow to the muscles and hastening post-exercise recovery.

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