July 28 2014. Ménière’s disease is a disorder characterized by excess fluid in the inner ear, resulting in such symptoms as vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, ear pressure, unsteady gait (which increases the risk of falling), and more.
In the June, 2014 issue of Minerva Medica, R. Luzzi and colleagues report improvements in several aspects of the disease among individuals given Pycnogenol®, a proanthocyanidin derived from pine bark.
The study included 107 Ménière’s disease patients. While all participants received best available management of the disease, 55 were additionally provided with 150 milligrams Pycnogenol® daily for six months.