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Pycnogenol Good for the Ears


Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can be a debilitati­ng problem, but an Italian study found that Pycnogenol, a special extract of French maritime pine bark, can bring relief. The supplement also relieved dizziness and intermitte­nt hearing loss that are symptoms of Meniere’s disease. The study, which was published in the peer- reviewed Italian journal Minerva Medica, tested 150 mg daily of Pycnogenol ( in combinatio­n with the usual medical treatment) against a placebo among 107 people suffering from these conditions. After 6 months, 87 percent of those taking Pycnogenol experience­d complete relief of symptoms, compared to only one- third of those taking a placebo.

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