Inflammation and free radical damage increase as we age, contributing to many health problems. Natural Factors Pycnogenol is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory made from the highest quality French maritime pine bark. Pycnogenol strengthens cell membranes, contributing to improved circulation, younger looking skin, lower cholesterol, and better blood sugar balance.
|Each vegetarian capsule contains:|
|French maritime pine bark extract (Pinus pinaster) (bark) (65–75% procyanidins)|
|Providing minimum procyanidins||16.25 mg|
Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Pycnogenol French maritime pine bark extract is extracted from the bark of pine trees (Pinus pinaster) grown exclusively in Les Landes de Gascogne forest in southwest France near the famous Bordeaux region. The forest is an unspoiled and natural plantation with no pesticides and no herbicides. May help provide relief for symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee including pain and stiffness. Helps to reduce blood C reactive protein, a clinical marker of inflammation. Helps reduce (climacteric) symptoms associated with peri-menopause including hot flushes, restlessness (difficulty falling asleep), and poor mental concentration and focus. Helps support cognitive health in an aging population (>60 years of age). Provides antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.
As we age, inflammation and free radicals cause damage, threatening the health of delicate tissues. Natural Factors Pycnogenol®, a natural plant extract derived from French maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster), strengthens cell membranes. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects benefit many conditions, including chronic venous insufficiency, high blood pressure, heart disease, allergies, skin damage, and increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut).
Pycnogenol helps restore the integrity of tissues, improving skin elasticity and smoothness while supporting the health of blood vessels, lung tissue, and intestinal membranes. The formula offers standardized amounts of procyanidins and bioflavonoids, and has four basic properties. It is one of the most potent scavengers of free radicals; acts as a natural anti-inflammatory; helps generate collagen and hyaluronic acid to repair membranes; and helps dilate blood vessels.
The patented extract is sourced from the bark of pine trees grown exclusively in southwest France using no pesticides or herbicides. The concentrated formula is extracted using a safe, chemical-free process that guarantees the potency and purity of Pycnogenol’s active compounds. Pycnogenol is extensively clinically tested, extremely safe, and effective. The antioxidant power of Pycnogenol is 20 times greater than vitamin C, and 50 times greater than vitamin E.