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Redwood Research Review

Vitamin C

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

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

Ascorbate improves circulation in postural tachycardia syndrome.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Garlic Bulb Extract

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

Garlic supplementation prevents oxidative DNA damage in essential hypertension.

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

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

Garlic supplementation and lipoprotein oxidation susceptibility.

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

A double-blind crossover study in moderately hypercholesterolemic men that compared the effect of aged garlic extract and placebo administration on blood lipids.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


The antiatherosclerotic effect of Allium sativum.

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

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


Horse Chestnut Fruit Extract

Comparative study of Venostasin and Pycnogenol in chronic venous insufficiency.

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

Horse chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency.


Masson Pine Bark Extract 

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

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

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

Comparative study of Venostasin and Pycnogenol in chronic venous insufficiency.

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


Pycnogenol® improvements in asthma management.

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

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

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

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


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

Treatment of erectile dysfunction with pycnogenol and L-arginine.

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

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


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

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,

Plus, blocking the angiotensin II receptor also protects muscle cells against free radical related dysfunction and aging., 

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