The natural benefits of antioxidants

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A balanced diet, a harmonious lifestyle, regular physical activity … the recipes for a healthy lifestyle date back a long time. These recipes have been common knowledge for a very long time, but are they always compatible with the realities of everyday life?

Made from natural pine bark extract, Oligopin® enables you to benefit from the many benefits of natural antioxidants on a daily basis. Its proven effects on capital health are multiple: cardio-vascular, cholesterol, blood circulation …


Cardiovascular health

High blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease. It is especially dangerous because it is mostly without symptoms and affects more than a billion people worldwide.

Several factors favor its appearance:

  • A diet that is too fatty and too salty, low in fruit and vegetables,
  • Excessive alcohol consumption,
  • Smoking,
  • A sedentary lifestyle

The benefits

Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). The normal systolic blood pressure in adults is 120 mmHg. We talk about high blood pressure when it exceeds 140 mmHg.

Consuming 150 mg of Oligopin® per day results in a 15mmHg reduction in systolic pressure.



Cholesterol is a lipid of the sterol family. It is used in the composition of the cell membrane, certain hormones and bile acid. It is both produced by our body and provided by our food.

Cholesterol is transported throughout the body in the form of protein in the blood:

  • From the cells to the liver, in the form of HDL (high-density lipoproteins)
  • From the liver to the cells, in the form of LDL (low density lipoproteins)

LDL is often presented as the “bad” cholesterol, because it is in this form that it can be deposited on the artery walls and would be degraded in the form of atheroma plaques, causing various cardiovascular diseases: heart failure, stroke, renal failure…

HDL is the “good” cholesterol, the one that carries used or excess cholesterol to the liver where it will be broken down, without cluttering the arteries.

Both cholesterols are essential to our cells.

In fact, LD cholesterol is only dangerous when it is oxidized (LDLox). It is then absorbed by the macrophages and accumulates in atheroma plaques in the arteries.

The benefits

Tested in a clinical study published in the journal PHYTOMEDECINE, Oligopin® has proven its ability to:

  • Reduce LDLox levels by 29%
  • Increase HDL cholesterol by 14%

This represents a 43% improvement in the HDL / LDLox ratio


Muscle mass

Sarcopenia is an age-related decrease in muscle mass and physical capacity. It affects up to 13% of people between the ages of 60 and 70, and up to 50% of those over the age of 80.

It increases the risk of falls and the difficulty of performing daily activities. It often leads to a loss of autonomy or even a reduction in life expectancy.

It is one of the most important causes of disability in the elderly.

Sarcopenia is still relatively unfamiliar, and often misdiagnosed. However, it is known to be aggravated by certain factors:

  • Lack of physical activity
  • Inadequate nutrition
  • A hormonal change (menopause, andropause)
  • Certain chronic inflammatory diseases, endocrine or cancers
  • Oxidative stress

The benefits

Oxidative stress is one of the main aggravating factors of the disease. In particular, it attacks satellite cells, which are involved in the regeneration and maintenance of muscle fibres.

The antioxidant effects of Oligopin® procyanidolic oligomers help prevent and fight oxidative stress and preserve muscle mass and tone.

And even more

A study conducted by the University Hospital of Bordeaux has proven the effect of Oligopin® in reducing the negative effects of smoking.


Oxidative stress

The increased production of free radicals or the reduction of antioxidant defenses leads to the phenomenon of oxidative stress, the consequences of which are oxidative damage to membrane lipids, DNA and proteins.

In order to help the body’s natural defenses, some phyto antioxidants, especially those of the flavonoid family, can destroy free radicals after their formation or prevent their excessive production.

Daily consumption of 100mg of Oligopin® increases the body’s natural defenses: increases production of SOD, GPX and Glutathione (as demonstrated by two clinical studies). There is a significant decrease in overall oxidative stress and a decrease in oxidized lipids.


Visual comfort

The venotonic action of Oligopin® results in a strengthening of the capillaries, and an improvement in blood microcirculation, which is vital for ocular health.

Oligopin® works by improving the synthesis of collagen and elastin in the body, by complexing with different proteins in connective tissue and venous walls, reinforcing their mechanical properties.

It also reduces VEGF, which is a vascular permeability factor.

When VEGF is too high, it can lead to different pathologies, some of which affect the eyes, such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In fact, some AMD therapies target VEGF reduction.

Oligopin® reduces the VEGF rate by 12%.