Pycnogenol helps several conditions related to infertility including poor sperm morphology and low sperm counts, as well as endometriosis, a common cause of menstrual discomfort and infertility in women. Studies show that pycnogenol may also have positive effects on many various health issues including osteo-arthritis and many cardiovascular risk factors in diabetics.
Here are three great reasons to add Pycnogenol (French Maritime pine bark extract) to your daily supplements. First, pycnogenol supports better blood circulation by strengthening vessel walls and preventing constriction caused by stress. Second, Pycnogenol is also a very strong antioxidant which protects us from many degenerative diseases. Third, Pycnogenol contains substances which act against cramps and decrease pain. In women with endometriosis, studies showed that 100mg/day for 3 months dramatically decreased pain and other related symptoms and increased pregnancy rates.
In men with infertility issues, supplementing with 200mg/day for 3 months showed an increase in overall sperm count and improvement in sperm morphology due to the high antioxidant values and improved circulation.
In our clinical practice at The Berkley Center we have seen similar results. Women with menstrual cramps and endometriosis have been amazed at the effects of pycnogenol on their pain levels and men have seen remarkable improvements in their sperm parameters.