Pycnogenol 25 mg 60 caps by Douglas Labs

663162
$35.40
Pycnogenol 25 mg 60 caps by Douglas Labs
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Pycnogenol 25 mg 60 caps by Douglas Labs

663162
$35.40

Product Details




Pine bark extract


Description:

Pycnogenol supplies 25 mg of a pure, patented pine bark extract from Horphag Research, Ltd. and is the name given to their patented antioxidant complex produced solely from pine bark which contains a unique mixture of proanthocyanidins (a bioflavonoid), organic acids, and other active compounds. Other proanthocyanidin extracts may want to call themselves pycnogenol, but they can't legally. Pycnogenol is produced with innovative methods of extraction, preparation, and biological applications.

Pycnogenol is made exclusively from the bark of the European coastal pine, Pinus maritima, which grows along the Atlantic coast of southern France. The nutrient-rich bark is processed by gentle water extraction through a solvent-free method which recovers all the water soluble components and maximizes bioavailability.


Health Functions:

Pycnogenol capsules may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to increase their intake of natural antioxidants in the bioflavonoid family of nutrients.

Pycnogenol is one of the most powerful natural free radical scavengers yet discovered. As such, it reduces oxidative damage to vital tissues and helps maintain a healthy capillary system. Pycnogenol's antioxidant activity is many times more effective than that of vitamin C and vitamin E. Pycnogenol enhances the effectiveness of vitamins C and E and can be taken together with these vitamins for added benefit.

Pycnogenol is composed of water-soluble proanthocyanidin dimers, trimers, and oligomers, catechin and epicatechin, and naturally-occurring organic acids such as ferulic acid and caffeic acid. Pycnogenol's proanthocyanidins are a highly specialized group of bioflavonoids unique in their ability to form condensation products. The dimeric proanthocyanidins are the most potent anti-free radical agents. Although the organic acids such as caffeic acid inhibit the formation of many reactive oxygen species less than the dimeric proanthocyanidins, they are more effective than vitamin C in this regard.

The unique nutrient mixture supplied by Pycnogenol helps maintain a healthy capillary system in several ways. It protects vitamin C which is necessary for the production of collagen. Pycnogenol also binds to collagen fibers, protecting them from attack by free radicals so that the natural elasticity of collagen in skin, joints, arteries, capillaries and other tissues is maintained.


Ingredients:
Formula(#7041-60X)

Each Capsule Contains:

Pycnogenol 25 mg.*
*Horphag Research, Ltd., Guernsey, U.K.; protected by U.S.patent #4,698,360 and other international patents.


Servings:
Adults take 1 to 3 capsules daily or as directed by a physician.


Caution:
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.


Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.