Antidiabetic properties of Pycnogenol, a pine bark extract

Sherma Zibadi, Ronald R Watson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Diabetes is possibly the world's largest growing metabolic disorder. As the knowledge on heterogeneity of this disorder has advanced the need for more appropriate therapy has increased. The enormous costs and serious side effects of modern medicines indicate that alternative strategies are required for better management of diabetes. A scientific investigation of traditional herbal remedies for diabetes may develop dietary supplements as alternative strategies. However, most of these plant remedies have not gained much recognition as medicines, in part due to the lack of specific standards for herbal supplements and supportive experimental/clinical trials. This review covers various important biochemical and clinical aspects of antidiabetic effects of Pycnogenol, a pine bark extract, one of the few well-studied plant extracts with antidiabetic activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-10
Number of pages3
JournalAgro Food Industry Hi-Tech
Volume20
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2009

Fingerprint

hypoglycemic agents
Medical problems
Hypoglycemic Agents
diabetes
bark
Pinus
Modern 1601-history
Medicine
Plant Extracts
extracts
Dietary supplements
Dietary Supplements
Plant extracts
alternative medicine
glycemic effect
herbal medicines
metabolic diseases
Clinical Trials
Costs and Cost Analysis
plant extracts

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Pycnogenol
  • Supplement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Cite this

Antidiabetic properties of Pycnogenol, a pine bark extract. / Zibadi, Sherma; Watson, Ronald R.

In: Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech, Vol. 20, No. 5, 09.2009, p. 8-10.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{8fbb8abdd49f486ba3b28b5f1ab4db74,
title = "Antidiabetic properties of Pycnogenol, a pine bark extract",
abstract = "Diabetes is possibly the world's largest growing metabolic disorder. As the knowledge on heterogeneity of this disorder has advanced the need for more appropriate therapy has increased. The enormous costs and serious side effects of modern medicines indicate that alternative strategies are required for better management of diabetes. A scientific investigation of traditional herbal remedies for diabetes may develop dietary supplements as alternative strategies. However, most of these plant remedies have not gained much recognition as medicines, in part due to the lack of specific standards for herbal supplements and supportive experimental/clinical trials. This review covers various important biochemical and clinical aspects of antidiabetic effects of Pycnogenol, a pine bark extract, one of the few well-studied plant extracts with antidiabetic activities.",
keywords = "Diabetes, Pycnogenol, Supplement",
author = "Sherma Zibadi and Watson, {Ronald R}",
year = "2009",
month = "9",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "20",
pages = "8--10",
journal = "Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech",
issn = "1722-6996",
publisher = "TeknoScienze",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Antidiabetic properties of Pycnogenol, a pine bark extract

AU - Zibadi, Sherma

AU - Watson, Ronald R

PY - 2009/9

Y1 - 2009/9

N2 - Diabetes is possibly the world's largest growing metabolic disorder. As the knowledge on heterogeneity of this disorder has advanced the need for more appropriate therapy has increased. The enormous costs and serious side effects of modern medicines indicate that alternative strategies are required for better management of diabetes. A scientific investigation of traditional herbal remedies for diabetes may develop dietary supplements as alternative strategies. However, most of these plant remedies have not gained much recognition as medicines, in part due to the lack of specific standards for herbal supplements and supportive experimental/clinical trials. This review covers various important biochemical and clinical aspects of antidiabetic effects of Pycnogenol, a pine bark extract, one of the few well-studied plant extracts with antidiabetic activities.

AB - Diabetes is possibly the world's largest growing metabolic disorder. As the knowledge on heterogeneity of this disorder has advanced the need for more appropriate therapy has increased. The enormous costs and serious side effects of modern medicines indicate that alternative strategies are required for better management of diabetes. A scientific investigation of traditional herbal remedies for diabetes may develop dietary supplements as alternative strategies. However, most of these plant remedies have not gained much recognition as medicines, in part due to the lack of specific standards for herbal supplements and supportive experimental/clinical trials. This review covers various important biochemical and clinical aspects of antidiabetic effects of Pycnogenol, a pine bark extract, one of the few well-studied plant extracts with antidiabetic activities.

KW - Diabetes

KW - Pycnogenol

KW - Supplement

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=83155193329&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=83155193329&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 20

SP - 8

EP - 10

JO - Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech

JF - Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech

SN - 1722-6996

IS - 5

ER -