Macular Degeneration, Procyanidin-95 (PC-95) from France. 
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 Macular Degeneration, Procyanidin-95 (PC-95) from France.

My father is suffering from Macular Degeneration (a disease of the eye).
Recently, a friend recommended a substance imported from France called
"Procyanidin-95."  It is supposedly an extract from grape seeds that
acts as a "free radical scavenger."  Does anyone have any info
or comments upon this?  He's already taking Ocuvite in order to slow
the progression of his vision loss, and is reluctant to take something
that may be of either no use, or dangerous.  His opthomologist has
never even heard of the stuff.



Sat, 21 Nov 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Macular Degeneration, Procyanidin-95 (PC-95) from France.


Fri, 19 Jun 1992 00:00:00 GMT
 Macular Degeneration, Procyanidin-95 (PC-95) from France.


SM>Subject: Macular Degeneration, Procyanidin-95 (PC-95) from France.

SM>My father is suffering from Macular Degeneration (a disease of the eye).
SM>Recently, a friend recommended a substance imported from France called
SM>"Procyanidin-95."  It is supposedly an extract from grape seeds that
SM>acts as a "free radical scavenger."  Does anyone have any info
SM>or comments upon this?  He's already taking Ocuvite in order to slow
SM>the progression of his vision loss, and is reluctant to take something
SM>that may be of either no use, or dangerous.  His opthomologist has
SM>never even heard of the stuff.

The patented French product is called Pycnoginol which is extracted from
pine bark.  Several reputable American companies produce a grape seed
extract that is claimed to have the same level of bioactivity as
Pycnoginol.

The cyanidin family of phyto-chemicals is a strong antioxidant and
research suggests that it is necessary for retinal health.  The
substance is harmless and may be found in any well stocked health cooking.net">food
store.  It tends to be pricey (with grape seed products cheaper than
Pycnoginol).  Should research demonstrate its efficacy the price will
likely drop as grape seeds and pine bark do not appear to be in short
supply.

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Thu, 26 Nov 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 
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