Friday, January 4, 2013


Pycnogenol® Supplement: Is This Anti-Wrinkle Supplement for You?

On a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz introduced special guest Rosemary Ellis, the editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping magazine, who swears to viewers that an all-natural supplement called "Pycnogenol®" - that she takes personally - makes skin look younger.

“It has amazing skin smoothing and plumping properties. It smooth’s your skin, plumps it up a little, and makes wrinkles a little finer. You take it three times a day at 25 milligrams - and it works,” says Ms. Ellis.

While the claims that Pycnogenol® works great as an anti-aging supplement sounds a lot like the typical hype you hear with many anti-aging products, this is one of the few that actually has quite a bit of research behind it. And although that research is focused primarily on the non-skincare health benefits of Pycnogenol® (such as for treating men with erectile dysfunction), there is one recent study from 2012 in the journal Skin Pharmacology & Physiology that reports showing that Pycnogenol® actually does hydrate skin cells, making it a potential anti-wrinkling supplement.

The biggest con to buying this supplement is the cost. While the said episode of The Dr. Oz Show displayed a bottle of Pycnogenol® costing a paltry $12, a look around the neighborhood health stores and grocery supplement shelves revealed a significantly higher price.

To find out more about whether Pycnogenol® is the right anti-aging supplement for you, its cost, and what study supports its use as a potential wrinkle remover, click on the titled link "Does Research Really Support Dr. Oz's Recommended Pycnogenol Anti-Aging Supplement?" for a more in-depth article at

Until the next post,

Good health to you.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Brief Introduction:


My name is Timothy Boyer and I have  Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology and I am a research scientist turned freelance writer of health and science articles. Currently I write for the health website and often write news articles about dietary supplements.

The purpose of my blog--"The Dr. Oz Supplement Blog"--is to provide useful and unbiased information on dietary supplements that are recommended on The Dr. Oz Show. While a helpful show about health, all too often pertinent information about many of the supplements recommended is either left out or abridged on The Dr. Oz Show, resulting in many requests and questions in the viewers' post section following each episode.

As such, I have created this new blog to help interested viewers and others who want to know more about the supplements recommended on The Dr. Oz Show. Each post will provide either an update of a recent episode on what supplement was covered, news about supplements that were covered in past episodes, and a link to a more detailed article about each recommended supplement.

My hope is that together we will learn more about dietary supplements--both the good ones and the not-so-good ones--and how to achieve good health without over-spending on some needless supplements that are all-too-often little more than marketing hype without sound scientific backing.