Pycnogenol 25mg 120c by Douglas Laboratories, supplies 25 mg of a pure, patented pine bark extract from Horphag Research, Ltd. Pycnogenol® is the registered trademark of Horphag Research 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 a unique product recognized by U.S. and international patents covering its 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. 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.
A Dietary Supplement
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 freeradical 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.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 120
Amount Per Capsule
(from Pinus pilaster)
* Daily Value not established
Cellulose, Gelatin (capsule), Vegetable Stearate
Does Not Contain:
Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Soy Protein, Milk/Dairy, Corn, Sodium, Sugar, Starch, Artificial Coloring, Preservatives, Flavoring
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 to 3 capsules daily with meals or as directed by your healthcare professional.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.
(35-65% relative humidity)
Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.