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The Ultimate Guide To Redwood Nitric Oxide Boosting Supplement | UMZU

The Ultimate Guide To Redwood Nitric Oxide Boosting Supplement | UMZU

Unfortunately, as you age, your chances of developing high blood pressure or other circulatory problems increases. 

About a third of Americans live with high blood pressure. 

In this guide we are going to give you everything you need in order to not only see success with Redwood, but know exactly why you should be taking it, how to take it, and how to make it as effective as possible. 

Contents:

UMZU has taken a research-first approach when developing Redwood and has only included ingredients with research to support them. 

Each ingredient appears in the exact doses proven to be effective in clinical trials.

Keep reading to find out why Redwood is one of the top supplements out there for improving your circulatory health, increasing nitric oxide, boosting blood flow and why it can make a great addition to your supplement stack.

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Why Should You Take Redwood?

why take redwood

Let’s be honest. There are a lot of overhyped supplements on the market that promise to help you live forever, even if you don’t have great lifestyle habits.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

If you plan to take Redwood without eating healthy food or getting off the couch, you might as well save your money.

In reality, supplements are meant to support your already healthy lifestyle and aren’t meant as a replacement for proper nutrition, sleep, or exercise. 

How many people have you seen at the gym taking branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs)? 

Even though there’s little evidence to support their ability to help you gain muscle, they’ve become one of the most popular exercise supplements on the market.

Redwood improves your blood flow and circulation by increasing your body’s natural production of a chemical called nitric oxide. 

Nitric oxide is what’s known as a vasodilator, which means it helps your blood vessels relax.

If you want to see if a supplement is worth your money, you should compare the doses of the supplement’s ingredients with the doses proven to work in research. 

We know you’re probably too busy to dive into a literature review for every supplement you’re thinking about taking, which is why we’ve done it for you.

When we were designing Redwood, we wanted to build a supplement with ingredients that we can stand behind.

Each of the five key ingredients in Redwood has research to support its ability to improve your circulatory health and increase your blood flow. If you want to check our homework you can find the studies to back our ingredients here.

Production of Nitric Oxide

production of nitric oxide

Never heard of nitric oxide? Then you might want to familiarize yourself with this powerful chemical that can have huge benefits for your overall health.

Your blood vessels naturally produce and release nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is what’s known as a vasodilator. When nitric oxide flows through your blood vessels, it relaxes them so that they can easily expand. 

Nitric oxide in the body is basically like Epsom salt in a bubble bath. Imagine sliding into the tub and feeling every muscle in your body relax. That’s basically what nitric oxide does to your blood vessels.

The biggest difference between taking Redwood Supplement and a blood pressure medication is that Redwood supports your natural nitric oxide production instead of artificially relaxing your blood vessels.

What often happens when companies are designing a blood flow enhancement and nitric oxide boosting supplement is they find a handful of cheap ingredients and lean on a few iffy research studies.

READ MORE: 16+ Foods That Will Skyrocket Your Nitric Oxide Production

How Does Redwood Supplement Work?

how does redwood work

Redwood is a nitric oxide booster.

Because Redwood only includes ingredients that support your body’s natural nitric oxide levels, it doesn’t cause side effects like many blood pressure medications.

Even if you’re young and fit, there are advantages to improving your nitric oxide production. 

One study found that when soccer players took a combination of L-arginine and L-citrulline (two proven nitric oxide boosters), they improved their power output measured by cycling after just seven days!

Of course, it’s not a miracle cure. We’re not saying that taking Redwood is a hall pass to eat as much garbage as you want. We’ve designed it to support your already healthy diet and lifestyle habits.

Redwood works to increase nitric oxide production and promote vasodilation with scientifically proven ingredients. 

Redwood Supplement Ingredients

redwood

As we’ve already mentioned, we’ve only included ingredients with clinical research supporting them. In our literature review, we found that the following are the most effective for improving your circulatory health.

  • Vitamin C
  • Garlic
  • Horse Chestnut Extract
  • Pine Bark Extract
  • Lactotripeptides (IPP + VPP)

All five ingredients in Redwood can aid your circulatory health by improving your body’s natural nitric oxide production—which is why we refer to Redwood as a nitric oxide booster.

As we’ve already mentioned, each of our ingredients has clinical-research to back it. We’ve also made sure that we’ve included each ingredient in the exact dose research shows to be effective.

You may be able to get many of the ingredients we’ve included in Redwood through food. However, taking a supplement helps you get the exact correct doses.

It’s much easier to take a few capsules a day than it is to eat the 30 oranges it would take to get the same amount of vitamin C. And how often do you cook with pine bark?

Here’s what each daily dose (six capsules) of Redwood provides you with. If you want to look at the research for any of these ingredients yourself, we’ve curated it here.

Vitamin C (2000 mg)

vitamin C

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally found in many foods. 

Unlike other mammals, this antioxidant cannot be naturally produced or synthesized by humans because of a mutation in the GULO (gulonolactone oxidase) gene, therefore it needs to be added to our diets through foods and dietary supplements. 

Although it has many uses and benefits, Vitamin C is known best for treating the common cold.

Vitamin C is also known as L-ascorbic acid, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium-L-Ascorbate, Potassium-L-Ascorbate, Calcium-L-Ascorbate, and L-Ascorbyl-6-Palmitate.

Vitamin C has been found to have four main health benefits in the prevention and treatment of the following conditions:

  • Common Cold: Studies have found that vitamin C may shorten the duration of the common cold and reduce symptom severity. 
  • Cancer: Research suggests that higher consumption of fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin C can reduce oxidative damage to cells, which may lead to cancer. Specifically, vitamin C seems to adversely affect lung, breast, colon or rectum, stomach, oral cavity, larynx or pharynx, and esophagus cancer.
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Foods rich in vitamin C and dietary supplements have been shown to lower the chances of coronary heart disease risk and prevent stroke.
  • Cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Vitamin C may prevent or slow the development of these conditions, which are the primary causes of loss of vision in older adults.

Vitamin C is vital to the production of bones, teeth, skin, cartilage, blood vessels, ligaments, and tendons. It facilitates the healing process of wounds and cuts and fights free radicals that cause aging.

Although studies offer mixed results on the effectiveness of vitamin C, it may be due to the fact that different doses were administered in each particular study. Commonly, vitamin C is used to treat the following conditions:

  • Gum Disease
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease
  • Bronchitis
  • Stomach Ulcers
  • Dysentery
  • Bladder Infections
  • Acne and Skin Conditions
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Stress and Fatigue
  • Schizophrenia †

For blood flow, Vitamin C increases the stability and bioavailability of the BH4 cofactor which is a helper molecule required in Nitric Oxide production. This increased stability and bioavailability of BH4  means an increase in Nitric Oxide production occurs.

Garlic (600mg)

garlic

For years, garlic powder has been used all around the world as a way to maintain and boost one's health. 

When most people think of garlic powder, they think of a seasoning used in Italian foods such as spaghetti, pizza, and garlic bread. Today, garlic powder is also commonly taken as a dietary supplement because of the myriad of benefits it offers. 

Let's take a closer look at garlic powder and its relationship to your health.

Garlic powder is made from a garlic bulb, which is the edible bulb of the garlic plant. The cloves are dehydrated and finely ground. Even though garlic powder is made from the garlic bulb, it has a different taste than fresh garlic. It is sweeter and not quite as potent as fresh garlic.

Garlic powder is not only used as a flavor to dishes, but it also provides a variety of health benefits. This dietary supplement is used to combat high blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health. 

Studies have shown that cardiovascular health is promoted by inhibiting platelet aggregation (precursor to thrombus), which helps in preventing cardiovascular disease. 

A different study proved that garlic powder is not only effective as a preventative in plaque regression in the femoral and carotid arteries but may also help in plaque regression as well, helping to get rid of the plaque present.

It is also taken to reduce high cholesterol, relieve symptoms from the common cold, and prevent certain cancers. 

A study conducted by The University of Florida showed that garlic powder has a positive effect on immune function. Those who were given garlic supplements showed a reduced risk of contracting the cold and flu. If they did contract a cold or flu, the symptoms were not as severe as their counterparts who received a placebo.

Garlic is also known for its antioxidant properties which inhibit oxidation and help prevent damage to the body's cells caused by free radicals. It is suggested that cell damage has a negative effect on diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson's. 

There are two amino acids that play a role in nitric oxide production: L-arginine and L-Citrulline. Garlic contains a key compound known as quercetin that helps boost L-arginine, which is an amino acid needed to produce nitric oxide. Quercetin also activates an enzyme in your body that allows your body to turn L-arginine into nitric oxide.

Research shows that taking 600-1200 mg split into two doses a day is the most effective. †

READ MORE: The Ultimate Supplement Guide To Boosting Blood Flow Naturally

Horse Chestnut Extract (500 mg)

horse chestnut extract

Historically horse chestnut has been grown in the Balkan Peninsula but is now grown worldwide. Its benefits include being beneficial for fever, leg cramps, joint pain, as well as bladder and digestive problems. 

The most notable benefit, however, is seen with its ability to help alleviate varicose veins and enhance endothelial cell function, which are the cells that make up the blood vessels. 

Horse chestnut extract improves your overall circulatory health when taken in doses of about 400-600mg per day. 

The active ingredient in horse chestnut extract is called aescin. Aescin is a series of triterpenoid glycosides that are responsible for the benefits of horse chestnut extract such as:

  • Chronic Venous insufficiency (especially varicose veins)
  • Inflammation
  • Hemorrhoids 
  • Infertility
  • Swelling

You should aim to get 100-150mg of aescin to maximize its benefits.  It’s best to spread your dose throughout the day, which is why we recommend taking Redwood in the morning and evening.†

Pine Bark Extract (200 mg)

pine bark extract

Pine Bark Extract is an increasingly popular supplement that has many different pharmacological benefits. 

Pine bark extract has a long history dating back to 1534 but was awarded a patent in 1987 to Masquelier. 

Pine bark extract is dense in what is known as procyanidins and other phenolic compounds that are responsible for its benefits. 

Some of the benefits that are associated with high pine bark extracts are: 

  • Improved circulation 
  • Improved nitric oxide production
  • Improved glucose control
  • Cognitive enhancement

When supplementing with pine bark extract there is the patented form with a 65-75% standardized extract of procyanidins known as pycnogenol.

Redwood uses a 90% + procyanidin containing pine bark extract, making it the most potent on the market. 

Pine bark extract is usually supplemented in the 100-200 mg range for the best results.†

Isoleucyl-Prolyl-Proline, Valyl-Prolyl-Proline

IPP-VPP

Many supplements originate from natural sources such as ancient plants and herbs that have been used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes since their discovery. IPP-VPP is one such supplement that originates from one of the most common proteins found in milk.

Another name for IPP-VPP is casein hydrolysate. Caseins are the main protein component found in cow's milk. 

Casein hydrolysate is a casein derivative that has been hydrolyzed. This means that the protein has been broken down into its constituents, which are amino acids. 

Casein hydrolysate is easier to digest and absorb because it's broken down more than casein which, in its natural state, has not been hydrolyzed. 

The Benefits of IPP-VPP include:

Cardiovascular Health

IPP-VPP offers cardiovascular benefits. Studies show that those who have mild hypertension can experience improved vascular endothelial dysfunction. Hypertension can be a very serious health problem and can be managed to a certain extent with diet. The use of IPP-VPP can help ward off and alleviate the symptoms of cardiovascular disease.

Treatment for Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia, also known as muscle loss affects 50 million people around the world. It is most prevalent in the elderly, as muscle loss is a common process in the aging process. IPP-VPP can help slow the progression of sarcopenia.

Metabolic Enhancement

Avid cyclists can benefit from IPP-VPP. In fact, one study showed that those who consumed IPP-VPP experienced enhanced metabolic function during moderate to strenuous cycling without altering performance. IPP-VPP has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, especially in the gastrointestinal tract.

Aid in the Digestion of Dairy

For children who experience sensitivity to cow's milk, it can be difficult to find a formula they can tolerate. One study, in particular, looked at the safety of feeding children formula with casein hydrolysate. The results revealed that feeding children formula with IPP-VPP is generally considered safe. For parents who are interested in feeding their babies milk-based formulas, this is a viable alternative.

IPP-VPP can be used in a couple of different ways. Because it's derived from dairy, IPP-VPP can be added to other foods. In fact, studies show that IPP-VPP is effective as a functional food ingredient. IPP-VPP is also an effective oral dietary supplement that is particularly common for those who avidly engage in strength training.

IPP-VPP is not regulated by the FDA. For this reason, there are not established recommended dosages. It is important when taking any supplement to follow the manufacturer's directions and to consult with your medical provider, who can provide advice based on age, health, and current medication regimen. It is critical to ensure that taking IPP-VPP won't result in reduced medication efficacy or result in a negative interaction.

IPP, VPP is a group of peptides extracted from casein protein. Clinical research on Isoleucyl-Prolyl-Proline, Valyl-Prolyl-Proline has shown that it normalizes blood pressure, maintains both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and promotes arterial elasticity. Isoleucyl-Prolyl-Proline, Valyl-Prolyl-Proline opens up incredible blood flow by inhibiting a particular enzyme that causes blood vessels to shrink.†

Redwood Supplement Benefits

redwood benefits

You may be thinking about taking Redwood to help keep your blood pressure under control. However, there are even more benefits to improving your circulation and blood flow.

Here’s a list of some of the other benefits you can expect because of Redwood’s ability to increase nitric oxide production:

  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Improved circulation
  • Improvements in erectile dysfunction
  • Improved endurance when exercising
  • Improved nutrient delivery
  • Reduced varicose veins
  • Regeneration of blood vessels
  • Improved muscle pump when exercising

Take Redwood to Improve Your Blood Pressure and Blood Circulation

All the ingredients in Redwood have research to support them as nitric oxide boosters. We’ve included each ingredient in the exact amount research shows is beneficial.  All amounts listed below are per daily serving (six capsules). 

As we already mentioned, Redwood can improve your blood pressure by stimulating the release of nitric oxide and relaxing your blood vessels.

When your blood vessels relax, their volume increases so your blood doesn’t push as hard against the walls of your circulatory system and the overall pressure decreases.

Redwood Helps Your Heart Muscle Pump Blood

As we’ve already mentioned, Redwood can improve your blood pressure by increasing nitric oxide production.

When your blood pressure is high, your circulatory system essentially becomes a balloon being pumped with air that can’t escape.

Decreasing your blood pressure and improving circulation can lower your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke. It also has several benefits such as the following:

  • Increased energy
  • Better sensation in hands and feet
  • Improved concentration
  • Improved blood pressure
  • Improved erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased swelling in your lower legs
  • Better recovery of your muscle cells

There are tons of useless supplements out there that rely solely on buzzwords and aggressive marketing for sales, which is why you should always read the ingredient list before purchasing a supplement. Don’t just look at the ingredients, but also check the doses of each. 

Redwood Reduces Symptoms of Varicose Veins

Different blood vessels in your body experience different amounts of pressure. The blood vessels in your lower body have to work hard against gravity whereas the blood vessels above your heart experience a much lower pressure gradient.

When the valves that prevent the backflow of blood to the legs become weak, blood begins to pool. When this happens, it’s common to experience varicose veins.

By decreasing the amount of pressure the veins have to push blood back up towards the heart you prevent the pooling of blood and the formation of varicose veins.

READ MORE: How To Get Rid Of Varicose Veins Naturally

Redwood Improves Erectile Dysfunction

Improving nitric oxide production can improve the health of both men and women, but this benefit is specifically for men. Redwood improves erectile dysfunction by allowing blood vessels in the penis to relax.

Many erectile dysfunction medications improve erections by either increasing L-arginine and L-citrulline (amino acids that stimulate nitric oxide release) concentrations or by directly increasing nitric oxide production.

Instead of increasing nitric oxide artificially with medication, we encourage you to support your body’s natural production of nitric oxide with natural scientifically backed ingredients in Redwood. 

Redwood Improves Exercise Performance

Many pre-workout supplements include specific amino acids to increase blood flow by increasing nitric oxide production.

When the walls of your blood vessels are relaxed, your muscle cells can receive more oxygen each time your heart muscle pumps blood. Imagine your blood vessels are like a garden hose and your heart is the faucet. A more elastic hose allows for water to flow through more efficiently.

How to Maximize Results While Taking Redwood Supplement

how to maximize the benefits of redwood

If you want to get the most out of Redwood, you should do the following:

  • Take it with food: As mentioned before some of the ingredients are fat soluble so taking them with food helps them get absorbed better. 
  • Take three capsules twice per day
  • Spread your two servings about 12 hours apart
  • Combine it with The Thermo Diet - Without a good diet, supplements can only do so much good, but when you support your body properly with the right fuel then the supplements you use can work wonders. 
  • Be consistent - Many people don't see results because they are simply not consistent with taking the supplement. The more consistent you are, the better your results will be!
  • Exercise - Exercise is crucial for a healthy body, and is a key component for having a healthy circulatory system. Resistance training and walking specifically have been shown in research to be the most beneficial in the long term for an optimal functioning body. 
  • Get enough sleep - Sleep is crucial for the body to be able to heal and function at its best. Be sure to get 7-9 hours a night to allow for your body to be fully rejuvenated. 
  • Stack it with Testro-X - The ingredients in Redwood and Testro-X work amazing together and many customers can't go a day without taking them both together as it makes them feel absolutely amazing. 
  • Take the Blood Flow Course - Our health experts here at UMZU have developed an easy to understand and in depth course on all things blood flow. From the supplements that you should be taking, to the types of foods you can be eating, even to the types of blood cells we have! This course can only be found inside of UMZU fit, UMZU's educational platform with all things health and wellness related. If you want to check it out you can find it here.

The good thing about taking a supplement like Redwood is that it’s filled with natural ingredients so you can combine it with other supplements that support other aspects of your health.

If you’re somebody who lives a busy or stressful lifestyle, you may benefit from taking an adaptogen (a supplement that can reduce your stress hormone cortisol).

It’s no secret that stress increases your blood pressure, so taking a supplement like Cortigon can further help improve your circulation.

Cortigon

Who Benefits the Most from Redwood Supplement?

who benefits from redwood

We feel confident that anybody can benefit from taking a nitric oxide boosting supplement like Redwood. However, there are certain groups of people who may particularly benefit from taking it.

High blood pressure is called the silent killer because it increases your risk of developing serious issues with your heart and is often found in people who seem otherwise healthy. It’s thought that more than 75 million Americans are walking around with high blood pressure.

If somebody in your family has high blood pressure, you’re at an increased risk of developing it yourself.

As you age, your blood vessels naturally become less elastic so your risk of developing circulatory problems increases. 

If you’re over 50, you’re in the highest risk demographic for developing circulatory problems.

However, it’s a good idea to monitor your blood pressure no matter how old you are.

If you’re overweight or obese, you also have a higher risk of developing circulatory problems. If you’ve noticed your energy levels lagging recently or if your blood pressure is abnormally high, you may benefit from taking steps to improve your circulation.

However, anybody can benefit from taking Redwood and improving nitric oxide production.

If you’re an athlete, you can enjoy improved exercise endurance from being able to pump more blood to your muscles.

It’s never too early to take your circulatory health seriously. If you have high blood pressure or symptoms of varicose veins, you may be able to control the symptoms by taking Redwood. Even if you haven’t experienced symptoms yet, you can use Redwood in a preventative way.

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Commonly Asked Questions about Redwood Supplement

redwood FAQ

Everybody is different, so sometimes what works for most people may not work as well for you.  

Particularly if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you may have some challenges when you add a potent supplement to your regimen.

If you are taking a prescription drug, we strongly recommend that you consult your prescribing medical professional before introducing a new supplement.  

We can’t tell you how a drug might interact with a supplement, beyond saying that sometimes the drug or your underlying condition contraindicates the use of one or more ingredients in a supplement, and it’s important to consult your prescribing physician to make sure everything will work well together to support your health.

Another thing to consider is your overall sensitivity to foods and supplements, as well as your body weight.  If you know you’re quite sensitive or you are petite, start out slowly with a lower dose and work up to our recommended serving size, paying attention to how you feel, and dial it back if you find that your body isn’t tolerating the ‘whole enchilada’ – maybe you’re happiest with half an enchilada.  

Know that efficacy is proven at the recommended serving size, but again, that’s a general rule and you may still be able to experience the benefits with a lower dose.

Our suggested use instructions call for 3 capsules, 2 times per day with meals.  

This works very well for the vast majority of our customers. However, if you’re one of the few who have the following concerns, you might try a lower dose and see how that goes, rather than jumping in at the full serving size.

Hemorrhoids

Increasing circulation might not feel good if you suffer from this condition, however, if you want to try Redwood, proceed cautiously with a lower dose of 1 capsule per day, with a meal.  Increase to the recommended serving size slowly and only if your body is comfortable.

Digestive Issues

Three ingredients in Redwood are integral to the formula but occasionally cause digestive issues.  Make sure to take Redwood with a meal.

Garlic.

If you have IBS or have an easily disturbed digestive system, and/or experience frequent bloating or gas, then the garlic in Redwood may trigger discomfort.  

Check into FODMAP intolerances – you’ll see that garlic is listed as a common irritant for people who don’t do well with FODMAPs.

Horse Chestnut Extract

This is another ingredient that on very rare occasions people are sensitive to.  You can try a lower dose of 1 capsule per day, with a meal and if that works, great!

If you continue to experience symptoms such as a rash or itchy skin then discontinue the use of the supplement. 

High dose Vitamin C

The formula relies upon a 1,000 mg dose of Vitamin C per three capsules to help deliver the benefits of the formula, and for some people, that much Vitamin C can be irritating to their digestion.  

Try a lower dose of 1 capsule per day with a meal and see if that works for your GI tract.

If you try lowering the dose and are taking Redwood with meals, but still experience digestive issues, one of the ingredients (or a combination of them) doesn’t suit you.

When is my credit card charged for Redwood Supplement?

You’ll be charged as soon as you make a purchase. If you select the recurring subscription option, you will be charged at the interval you selected (of the default of every 30 days).

How fast does Redwood ship?

Most orders ship within 1-2 business days.  We have 3 options for US shipping: 

Shipping Method

Shipping Services Included

Economy

USPS First Class or UPS Surepost

Standard

USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground


International orders via DDP (Delivered Duties Paid) as the only option via UPS.

How does UMZU’s Money-back guarantee work?

We take full responsibility for your purchase if you aren’t satisfied for whatever reason. If you want to return Redwood, we’ll give you your money back hassle-free within 60 days. You can return up to one open bottle of Redwood. If you bought more than one bottle, the other bottles need to be unopened to be returned.

You can visit our faqs page for more information on our returns or contact us at help@umzu.com.

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Vitamin C restores blood pressure and vasodilator response during mental stress in obese children.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21552645

Ascorbic acid prevents vascular dysfunction induced by oral glucose load in healthy subjects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22153532

Ascorbate improves circulation in postural tachycardia syndrome.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21622825

Oral administration of ascorbic acid attenuates endothelial dysfunction after short-term cigarette smoking.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14743545

Vitamin C supplementation lowers urinary levels of 4-hydroperoxy-2-nonenal metabolites in humans.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21236333

Effect of vitamin C supplementation on postprandial oxidative stress and lipid profile in type 2 diabetic patients.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22518934

Orange juice ingestion and supplemental vitamin C are equally effective at reducing plasma lipid peroxidation in healthy adult women.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14684757

 Supplementation of ascorbic acid and alpha-tocopherol is useful to preventing bone loss linked to oxidative stress in elderly.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20617290

High-dose ascorbic acid increases intercourse frequency and improves mood: a randomized controlled clinical trial.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12208645

Cellular effects of garlic supplements and antioxidant vitamins in lowering marginally high blood pressure in humans: pilot study

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027153170700022X

Aged garlic extract improves adiponectin levels in subjects with metabolic syndrome: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, crossover study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23533302

Garlic supplementation prevents oxidative DNA damage in essential hypertension.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16335787

Effects of anethum graveolens and garlic on lipid profile in hyperlipidemic patients.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17328819

Dietary supplementation with aged garlic extract inhibits ADP-induced platelet aggregation in humans.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11053504

Garlic supplementation and lipoprotein oxidation susceptibility.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8316057

Effect of garlic and fish-oil supplementation on serum lipid and lipoprotein concentrations in hypercholesterolemic men.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9022529

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8942410

 Inhibiting progression of coronary calcification using Aged Garlic Extract in patients receiving statin therapy: a preliminary study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15475033

Effect of garlic on serum lipids: an updated meta-analysis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23590705

Protective effect of chronic garlic intake on elastic properties of aorta in the elderly.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9355906

Effects of garlic consumption on plasma and erythrocyte antioxidant parameters in elderly subjects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18463427

The effects of time-released garlic powder tablets on multifunctional cardiovascular risk in patients with coronary artery disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20958974

Lipid-lowering effects of time-released garlic powder tablets in double-blinded placebo-controlled randomized study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19060427

Treatment of hyperlipidaemia with garlic-powder tablets. Evidence from the German Association of General Practitioners' multicentric placebo-controlled double-blind study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2291748

Garlic as a lipid lowering agent--a meta-analysis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8169881

 

Garlic for treating hypercholesterolemia. A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10975959

Effect of garlic on total serum cholesterol. A meta-analysis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8363171

Effects of Allium sativum (garlic) on systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients with essential hypertension.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24035939

Aged garlic extract reduces blood pressure in hypertensives: a dose-response trial.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23169470

Effect of garlic (Allium sativum) oil on exercise tolerance in patients with coronary artery disease.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15881870

Protective effect of chronic garlic intake on elastic properties of aorta in the elderly.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9355906

Preventing the common cold with a garlic supplement: a double-blind, placebo-controlled survey.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11697022

Supplementation with aged garlic extract improves both NK and γδ-T cell function and reduces the severity of cold and flu symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled nutrition intervention.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22280901

 The antiatherosclerotic effect of Allium sativum.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10381297

Systemic production of IFN-alpha by garlic (Allium sativum) in humans.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17523869

Cellular effects of garlic supplements and antioxidant vitamins in lowering marginally high blood pressure in humans: pilot study

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027153170700022X

Comparative study of Venostasin and Pycnogenol in chronic venous insufficiency.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11933130

Comparison of leg compression stocking and oral horse-chestnut seed extract therapy in patients with chronic venous insufficiency.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8569363

Horse chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16437450

 Effects of Pycnogenol on endothelial function in patients with stable coronary artery disease: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22240497

Pycnogenol, French maritime pine bark extract, augments endothelium-dependent vasodilation in humans.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18037769

Pycnogenol, French maritime pine bark extract, improves endothelial function of hypertensive patients.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14659974

 

Comparative study of Venostasin and Pycnogenol in chronic venous insufficiency.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11933130

Treatment of osteoarthritis with Pycnogenol. The SVOS (San Valentino Osteo-arthrosis Study). Evaluation of signs, symptoms, physical performance and vascular aspects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18386255

 Pycnogenol® improvements in asthma management.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22108478

Pycnogenol((R)) in the Management of Asthma.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12639402

Supplementation with a pine bark extract rich in polyphenols increases plasma antioxidant capacity and alters the plasma lipoprotein profile.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12530550

Reduction of cardiovascular risk factors in subjects with type 2 diabetes by Pycnogenol supplementation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19083426

Pycnogenol supplementation reduces pain and stiffness and improves physical function in adults with knee osteoarthritis

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0271531707002199

 Pycnogenol® effects on skin elasticity and hydration coincide with increased gene expressions of collagen type I and hyaluronic acid synthase in women.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22270036

Treatment of erectile dysfunction with pycnogenol and L-arginine.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12851125

Inhibition of NF-κB activation and MMP-9 secretion by plasma of human volunteers after ingestion of maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol)

https://journal-inflammation.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1476-9255-3-1

Pycnogenol® supplementation improves cognitive function, attention and mental performance in students.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22108481 

Clinical research on VasoDrive-AP has shown that it normalizes blood pressure, maintains both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and promotes arterial elasticity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25608938 


Additionally, inhibiting ACE and/or blocking the angiotensin II receptor also improves insulin sensitivity, which is essential for optimal blood flow to skeletal muscles and ultimately a strong pump https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8428775 https://www.jci.org/articles/view/67166 


Plus, blocking the angiotensin II receptor also protects muscle cells against free radical related dysfunction and aging. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20823693  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4625769 

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11242444 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17664851

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