Participants’ menopausal symptoms were evaluated by a scoring system, based on a total of 33 common signs and symptoms, using values ranging from zero (absent) to a maximum of four (very serious). Oxidative stress levels were evaluated by measuring capillary blood plasma free radicals from a drop of capillary blood from the fingertips.
The study found that Pycnogenol substantially improved perimenopausal signs and symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irregular periods, loss of libido and vaginal dryness after 8 weeks of treatment, as judged by patients’ scores, showing a decrease from an average of 2.67/4 to 1.45/4.
Pycnogenol effectively decreased the severity of hot flashes, decreased bloating and improved irregular heart beat and improved digestive problems. Menopausal symptoms categorized under “pain” improved significantly with the group taking Pycnogenol. For further information: www.pycnogenol.com