Christmas may be months away, but we’re using those pine trees all year long! All bark, no bite.
What am I going on about, you say? Well, if you’ve skimmed over our ingredient list for MindGain, you may have noticed that we incorporate pine bark extract. You might have recognized a few of the vitamins, minerals and amino acids on the list, but what purpose does pine bark serve?
Luckily for you, since you have stumbled across this blog, I am going to tell you exactly why we use this extract in our supplement to support cognitive function. On top of that, I’ll add in a few other credible benefits that this wonderful extract has for our health!
Improves Mood and Focus!
While there have been many studies on pine bark and cognitive function, I’m going to share with you one of my favorites! One study carried out using a group of generally healthy college students between the ages of 18-29 found that supplementation with pine bark extract not only improved mood and cognition over a span of 8 weeks, but also improved testing results and grades. (sounds like something we all could have used at some point – or every day…)
Protects Against Oxidative Stress!
Pine bark extract has been shown to reduce oxidative stress, which in simpler terms means that it acts as an antioxidant against free radicals. Without getting too complex here, free radical damage is responsible for a lot of disease states, one of them being dementia! Inflammation and oxidative stress have both been associated with cognitive decline, and pine bark extract happens to be quite useful in treating both!
And for an off-topic benefit, pine bark extract is actually great for your skin! Supplementation over 6 months has been shown to improve skin elasticity and hydration! Supporting your brain health while having that youthful glow? Count me in!
Yet again, we finish off another blog reminding you all of how the ingredients we use in MindGain are incredibly beneficial for not only cognitive function but also for your general wellbeing!