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Alpha Pinene

Alpha Pinene is a main ingredient in many essential oils. Used in perfumes and deodorants and comes from the Coniferous Pine.

Alpha Pinene is a bronchodilator in humans and is bio-available with 60% Pulmonary uptake and quick metabolism and redistribution, meaning its benefits will be experienced quickly.

Anti-Inflammatory, anti-biotic and aids memory, focus and can bring an energetic feeling.

Protects Organ Systems

Alpha-pinene has been found to have protective effects on the pancreas and lungs. In one study into pancreatitis, such treatments reduced the production of TNF-alpha, the pancreatic tumor necrosis factor. Alpha-pinene could potentially be formulated into a treatment for pancreatic cancer

Acts as an Antibacterial

Alpha-pinene has been found to be toxic to certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae, when tested using solid medium diffusion techniques.

Boosts Memory

Many dementia drugs work by inhibiting cholinesterase and thereby enhancing cholinergic activity. Alpha-pinene may act as a supplement to help with such conditions, in small concentrations alongside other essential oils such as sage, camphor, or bornyl acetate.

Improves Respiratory Function

One of the main reasons that people like to use alpha-pinene as a chemical compound found in essential oils is because it is a powerful bronchodilator.