Pycnogenol Helps Prevent UTIs
This study followed 50 men and women who reported having at least three urinary tract infection (UTI) episodes in the prior year, but who currently did not have any bacterial presence. Half took no treatment and half took 150 mg of Pycnogenol® per day.
After two months, symptomatic episodes had decreased 48 percent for Pycnogenol compared to 10 percent for the no-treatment group. A measure of oxidative stress had declined 42 percent for Pycnogenol without changing in the no-treatment group. By the end of the study, there were significantly more infection-free participants in the Pycnogenol group compared to those who had not taken treatment.
Reference: Nutrients; 2021, Vol. 63, No. 3, 343-8