More bark, less post-workout bite

Extract of the bark of French Maritime pine trees show promise in helping athletes - both serious and weekend warriors - recover from workouts, according to a new study.

In a season when many withered evergreens deck the trash heaps, bright news from Italy about pine bark's power to reduce post-workout muscle pain. Pycnogenol, an antioxidant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, may improve performance and endurance while reducing cramping and soreness after exercise according to a study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness and noted by

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