Jeffry Michael Strong, N.D
- Pycnogenol for Musculoskeletal and Cardiovascular Health
Dr. Jeffry Michael Strong (Director of Scientific Communications, Asia Pacific and Japan Country Manager, Horphag Research) is a naturopathic doctor trained in Primary care medicine with special interests in
complementary and alternative Medicine and Pycnogenol®. He graduated from Bastyr University,
Washington, with A doctorate of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Strong is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine, the Japanese Society for
Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Treatment and special advisor to the Japanese Natural Therapeutics Clinical Research Society.
Pycnogenol® for musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health
Pycnogenol® is a USP standardized patent-protected extract derived from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, which grows only in the Landes de Gascogne in France. Originally developed as a pharmaceutical product for cardiovascular health in France in the 1960ies and still used as an OTC pharmaceutical in 11 countries, today Pycnogenol® is available in more than 100 countries as a health food ingredient. Pycnogenol® has been studied for more than 50 years including more than 140 clinical studies involving more than 12,000 patients. Pycnogenol® has been shown in clinical studies to be a superior antioxidant, a natural anti-inflammatory, significantly improve the function of blood vessels promoting full body circulation and reduction of multiple cardiovascular risk factors, improve blood sugar control, and support the health of the skin and connective tissue. This presentation will provide an overview on the wide array of research related to the cardiovascular health benefits while also reviewing the use of Pycnogenol® in supporting musculoskeletal health, specifically osteoarthritis.