- Contains multiple antioxidant constituents.
- Extract of French maritime pine bark.
- Reduces capillary permeability, making it effective against chronic venous insufficiency.
Pycnogenol® is an extract of bark from the Landes maritime pine, containing in between 65 and 75% proanthocyanadins, highly-bioavailable compounds that readily cross the blood-brain barrier and have a strong affinity for collagen.
A large number of studies have shown that Pycnogenol® is one of our most potent antioxidants. At the University of Berkeley, California, Professor Lester Packer has demonstrated that its antioxidant activity is twenty times greater than that of vitamin C, and 50 times greater than that of vitamin E. Pycnogenol® is so powerful that it recycles oxidised vitamin C and protects vitamin E from oxidation. It stimulates the production of antioxidant enzymes inside cells, thus boosting their first line of defence against free radicals. In a comparative study, Pycnogenol® proved to be a more active antioxidant than co-enzyme Q10, lipoic acid and grape seed extract. An in vivo study showed a 40% increase in antioxidant potency in blood following three weeks' supplementation with 150mg pycnogenol a day. Pycnogenol® has a protective role in a range of diseases:
Pycnogenol® is one of the most powerful and scientifically-supported nutrients you can take to maintain and protect your health. Its relatively high price, however, has discouraged many people and we have therefore made huge efforts to reduce the cost per milligram in order to make it available to a greater number of people. Along with Pycnogenol®, you may also be interested in carnosine and alpha-lipoic acid for their significant antioxidant activity. By combatting oxidation of cells by free radicals, as well as glycation, carnosine is considered one of the most promising anti-ageing compounds. For its part, the action of alpha lipoic-acid - referred to as a ‘hyper antioxidant’ or ‘universal antioxidant’ - may help prevent numerous diseases.
|Daily serving: 4 capsules
Number of servings per bottle: 15
|Quantity per serving|
|Pycnogenol®(bark extract from the Landes maritime pine)||200 mg|
|Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice bran.
Pycnogenol ® - Horphag.
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