Pycnogenol (50 mg)

by Vitabase

  • Powerful antioxidant scavenges free radicals
  • Patented from the Maritime Pine Tree in France
  • Supports Heart and circulatory health
  • Contains oligomeric proanthocyanids, strong antioxidants
  • Encourages cells to increase antioxidant actions

Pycnogenol® (pronounced pick-nodge-en-all) is the brand name of an extract taken from the bark of the Maritime Pine, which grows along the Atlantic Coast of southwest France. The extract is rich in antioxidants and has been used by physicians in Europe for over thirty years to deal with a broad range of health conditions.

It has also been the subject of numerous controlled scientific studies and is now being hailed as one of the nutritional breakthroughs of the late twentieth century. As Professor Ronald Watson of the University of Arizona stated, “Here's a completely natural substance with remarkable activity, producing effects within minutes. It may have important health implications for an aging population.”

Pycnogenol® has recently been granted GRAS status in the US. This means that it is now affirmed for use in various foods and beverages, and is currently available in hundreds of dietary supplements, multivitamins and health products. The remarkable health properties of Pycnogenol® are due to it being a rich source of compounds known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs or PCOs). These are powerful antioxidants that are important for their role in removing damaging free radicals from the body.

OPCs have greater antioxidant properties than customary sources such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene. The OPCs in Pycnogenol® are very similar to those found in grape seeds and are 20 times more potent than vitamin C and 50 times stronger than vitamin E.

It is well known that free-radical damage is a major cause of aging and degenerative disease. The body obtains antioxidants from many of the whole foods that are eaten as part of a normal healthy diet.

Unfortunately, many people in the West don’t eat enough of these foods, and in addition, their bodies have to cope with an overload of free radicals from environmental sources such as smoking and pollution. For this reason, the taking of an antioxidant-rich supplement like Pycnogenol® is vital for many people. Speaking at a Washington D.C. conference, Professor Ronald Watson stated that a single, small dose of Pycnogenol® was as effective as a much larger amount of aspirin. “Further, Pycnogenol® did not increase bleeding, while aspirin did,” he said.

Label Information and Ingredients

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) vegetarian capsule, one (1) to three (3) times daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.

Supplemental Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule(s)

IngredientsPer Serving% DV
Pine Bark Extract Powder **(Pinus maritimus)** (Standardized to 90%(45mg) Proanthocyanidins) 50 mg   *
* Daily Value Not Established

Notes: STANDARDIZED Pycnogenol® french maritime pine bark extract 50 mg. **Our Pycnogenol® French Maritime Pine Bark Extract is produced by a European phytopharmaceutical company and is manufactured under strict European quality control standards without the use of harsh solvents. Like all European herbal extracts, the extraction of Pycnogenol® is regulated to the same high standards as Over-The-Counter drugs. It is meticulously extracted to provide the optimal level of 100% natural occurring Proanthocyanidins. Pycnogenol® is a registered trademark of Horphag Research, Ltd. Use of this product is protected by one or more of U.S. Patents #4,698,360/ #5,720,956/ #6,372,266 and other international patents.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsules), (May contain one or more of the following: rice powder, silica, and magnesium stearate).

Caution: Keep out of reach of children.