The overall rating for pine bark extract is 2.3 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Pine Bark Extract
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Pine Bark Extract Simple Report

  • Supplement: Pine Bark Extract
  • Supplement Category: plant and food extracts
  • Number of Products Containing Pine Bark Extract: 25
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2.3 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 20 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 2
  • Number of Claims: 3
  • Effective Dosage Range: 150 - 960 milligrams per day

Pine Bark Extract Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for pine bark extract is 2.3 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for pine bark extract as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Read more: What is the effectiveness rating?

Research Rating for Pine Bark Extract

There are 2 studies in the database on pine bark extract; the research rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for pine bark extract as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Read more: What is the research rating?

Products Containing Pine Bark Extract

Products Names Amount of Pine Bark Extract
Arcane 200mg
Awesome Pump Amount not listed.
Flow 50mg
Advanced Molecular Labs Sex Cock-Tail 80mg
Redwood 100mg
Full list of all 25 products containing Pine Bark Extract.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels

Mental Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve cognitive ability

Dosing

The Supplement Database includes 2 studies on pine bark extract dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 150 to 960 milligrams per day, the average dose being 420 milligrams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Pine Bark Extract.

References

Title of Study
Improved cognitive performance after dietary supplementation with a Pinus radiata bark extract Formulation
Supplementation with a pine bark extract rich in polyphenols increases plasma antioxidant capacity and alters the plasma lipoprotein profile