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StriveLife Superfoods Close-Up: Pine Bark Extract

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The 100 Year Lifestyle is so pleased to have named StriveLife Superfoods as the first 100 Year Lifestyle Approved Essential product. This product and the people behind it bring together a wide spectrum of high quality, high nutrition ingredients to support us all in living 100:100, at 100% for 100 years or more. To better understand the complexity and uniqueness of this superfood formulation, in this article we’re going to take a close-up look at just one ingredient you probably have never heard of – pine bark extract.


Pine bark extract is found in the Mojo’ Rising morning blend and labeled as a mood enhancer and stress reliever. That description, however, is very limited, due to label space. The fact is this ingredient that most of us have never heard of offers numerous health benefits and has a long history of proven results.

The indigenous people of North America and Asia originally used pine bark extract as a medicinal herb. In 1535, French expeditioner Jacques Cartier used it as a treatment for scurvy.

Introduced to the United States in 1987, it has been recognized as having a multitude of health and anti-aging benefits. Numerous studies have proven pine bark extract improves human health in many ways. A review of these studies in 2002 showed that, although first appreciated for its antioxidant benefits, it also creates anti-allergic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial activity in the human body.

Long List of Benefits

As stated on the StriveLife Superfoods Mojo Risin’ package, it does alleviate oxidative stress by increasing the production of anti-oxidative enzymes that scavenge free radicals. But that’s just the start of the benefits it offers. It:

Decreases the amount of inflammatory substances in the bloodstream.
Increases the body’s absorption of other antioxidants, particularly vitamins C and E.
By creating increased antioxidant activity, it improves the skin’s ability to naturally protect itself from UV rays as well as sun-related aging.
Improves circulation.
Calms inflammation.
Supports the immune system.
Lowers blood pressure by helping the body to produce nitric oxide which relaxes blood vessels.
Slows the growth of tumor cells in lung and skin cancers.
Can lower glucose levels in diabetics.
Calms the auto-immune response leading to reduced allergy symptoms.
And so much more!

There’s More

In addition to the above, if you have lung disease, high cholesterol, varicose veins, hearing loss, asthma, menstrual cramps, erectile dysfunction, osteoarthritis, or are an athlete with muscle fatigue – then pine bark extract will benefit you.

As if all of that wasn’t enough, it may reduce the risk of cataracts and Alzheimer’s. And a 2011 Italian trial resulted in improved concentration, memory, mood, and decreased anxiety levels.

Lastly, there are no known safety issues with pine bark extract. And it’s just one of the over 90 ingredients in the StriveLife Superfoods blends.

Pine bark extract, this rarely written about, best kept nutritional secret – shouldn’t be a secret at all. It should be a part of everyone’s 100 Year Lifestyle nutritional support. And now it can be, thanks to StriveLife Superfoods.


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