What is Pycnogenol?
Pycnogenol is a natural botanical ingredient extracted fro the bark of French maritime pine trees that are 30-50 years old. It has 170 times the antioxidant property of vitamin E, 340 times that of vitamin C, and over 40 types of flavonoids including procyanidin, catechin, and taxifolin.
According to Dr. Jeffry Strong, a leading expert on MIRTOGENOL research, PYCNOGENOL has four fundamental properties. Those four are natural anti-inflammatory effects, strong antioxidant effects, strengthens blood vessels and blood flow improvements, and lastly, promotes the function of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
In Dr. Strong’s research, it has been found that PYCNOGENOL is about 170 times more potent than vitamin E in its antioxidant effects and 340 times more potent than vitamin C.
Page 14 of “The Secrets of MIRTOGENOL” has a whole list of health benefits from Medical Tribune
What is Mirtoselect?
Mirtoselect is a proprietary bilberry extract product by Indena of Italy from freshly ripened bilberry fruits harvested between July and September. Bilberry fruit is a wild species of blueberry, carefully selected from over 150 blueberry species. This fruit-bearing shrub comes with strong vitality; fresh blueberries contain about 4 times the anthocyanin (a type of polyphenol) of blueberry.
My name is Mariko Tortolero and I have been a part of Naturally Plus since February 2019. Due to my severe high blood pressure, I burst a nerve in my left eye that left me partially blind in that eye. It was a very scary time for me since the doctor told me there was nothing I could do about it. I decided to take my health back into my own hands. I began to take IZUMIO and Mirto+ and within a few weeks, I noticed a change in my overall health. I truly believe in these products and this company!
– Mariko Tortolero, California Member
The four fundamental properties of MIRTOSELECT are the protection of blood vessels, activation of arteriolar vasomotion, antioxidant effect at the blood vessel level, and promotion of Resynthesis of retinol rhodopsin*.
Retinal rhodopsin refers to the most vital protein related to vision in the retina, and a reduction in rhodopsin causes a decrease in visual function.
Research shows that when combined with other antioxidants such as lutein and carotenoids, MIRTOGENOL enhances antioxidant activity which may reduce the risk of developing cataracts.
In our current society, our eyes are overused since early childhood with the consistent use of personal computers, smartphones, and TV. With all current and future generations, eye health is most important but more susceptible to risk.
Without changing the golden ration of the Super Lutein formula, Naturally Plus’ Product Development Team sought to add ingredients to Super Lutein that can enhance its eye health properties. Finally, MIRTOGENOL was created with the combination of renowned antioxidant ingredients, French Maritime Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol) and Bilberry Extract (MIRTOSELECT). The combination of MIRTOGENOL and lutein produce a synergy that boosts each products’ antioxidant capabilities to a new level.
In my early 20’s, my cholesterol was 425 and my triglycerides was 4700. For the next 30+ years, I have taken various natural supplements to lower my cholesterol with no success. My doctors put me on a cholesterol lowering statin and diagnosed me as having Familial Hypercholesterolemia and said I won’t have normal cholesterol numbers.
Then in September Naturally Plus came out with Mirto+. My wife encouraged me to try it because according to research, pycnogenol, an active in MIRTO+, can help improve blood circulation and help cholesterol levels.
I took my blood test on January 3, 2019. When I went to see my doctor two weeks later, she congratulated me for doing so well. My cholesterol came down to 167 and my triglycerides dropped to 781. The best numbers I have ever had in over 35 years.
– Malcolm Ching, Hawaii Member
With the rising need for eye care, Naturally Plus proudly presents Super Lutein MIRTOPLUS for eye care and overall health. It is the world’s first supplement that helps reduce the risk of major eye diseases.