Better Focus and Better Skin with Pycnogenol
I have been on this product for about 15 years. I believe it is one of the reasons that I appear 10 years younger than my age. When I was a young person, I was plagued with acne. Even to the age of 30 I had breakouts! Needless to say, my skin had a lot of scarring. About 10 years later my neighbor introduced me to the product and they were using it for their daughter who had ADD. I thought I would give it a try since it was an antioxidant and had many good qualities.
When I had my 4th child at age 43, the doctor at the hospital (who wasn't my regular doctor) was going thru my chart for check out. She said she believed that they had made a mistake with my birthdate. She was sure that I had been born in 1965 instead of 1955! I asked her why she thought that I was 33 instead of 43. She said my skin was so beautiful and young looking. I was not wearing makeup either! I was so blessed, because it was something I always wanted - good looking skin!!!!
Now, several years later, my son who is 12 has been having trouble with focal convergence - in other words, his eyes have trouble focusing together and consequently, he has had trouble reading and doing large math problems involving long rows of numbers. For him, it is like reading looking down the inside of a
straw. We just found this out last year.
I am doing eye exercises with him, but he also had trouble focusing his attention. His mind was always off on something other than the task at hand. I tried rewards systems and many other motivating ideas. As a homeschooling parent we are always observing and trying to make learning interesting. But it just seemed he would get frustrated and his attitude was in the tank. He seemed to struggle with self rejection because his younger sibling could do all these tasks easier.
A few weeks ago, I was thinking about the pycnogenol and I remembered my neighbor from years ago giving it to her daughter. So I started a consistent routine of giving my son a capsule in the morning with breakfast and at night at supper. This went on for about 2 weeks when one morning my son took out his math book and started working on the problems BY HIMSELF!!!! This had never happened before. I used to have to sit with him the whole time to make sure he was paying attention to his problems.
He also stated that it seemed his eyes were focusing better. His reading has also improved and not so many negative outbursts. I wish everyone who had a child on the ADD medicine would give this a try before putting them on medication that has harmful side affects. I hope they NEVER stop making this product! This was really an answer to prayer!