What is Pycnogenol®?
Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all) is a unique plant extract that originates from the bark of the maritime pine trees grown in sustainable forests in south-western France.
Scientific research demonstrates that Pycnogenol® provides a multitude of health benefits which encompass heart and circulation, skin care, joint health, seasonal itchy eyes and runny nose, plus glucose control and menstrual discomfort.
What does Pycnogenol® do?
Pycnogenol® is a potent antioxidant, with an antioxidant activity approximately fifty times that of vitamin C. Because of the chemical structure of Pycnogenol ®, it can be incorporated into and protect both the aqueous (cytoplasmic) and lipid (cell memrane) phases of cells from damage by free radicals. Pycnogenol® also promotes increased availability of vitamin C within the body.
Pycnogenol® antioxidants are particularly effective for maintaining healthy functioning of blood vessels, and the eyes, as well as maintaining normal strength, flexibility and suppleness of the skin. Pycnogenol®also helps maintain a normal response by the body to allergic or inflammatory challenge.
How much Pycnogenol® should you take?
The generally recommended intake for pine bark extract is 40-160mg/day. It is rapidly absorbed and distributed around the body in about 30 minutes.
Are there adverse effects from taking pycnogenol®?
There are no reports of significant adverse effects from taking pycnogenols. Mild gastrointestinal disturbance may occasionally occur in susceptible individuals. The toxicity of Pycnogenol is extremely low. Pycnogenol® should not be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Keep out of the reach of children.
About Pharma-Nord Bio-Pycnogenol®
Each tablet of Pharma-Nord Bio-Pycnogenol® contains 40mg of Pycnogenol® maritime pine bark extract. Pycnogenol®is a registered trademark of Horphag Research Ltd of Guernsey and is protected by U.S. patent. Pharma-Nord recommends 2 tablets to be taken twice daily for one week, followed by 1 tablet twice daily thereafter, with meals.