Description of Pycnogenol 25mg 120 tabs from Source Naturals
Pycnogenol - Proanthocyanidin Complex
25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg
Pycnogenol is a natural plant product made from the bark of the European coastal
pine, Pinus maritima. This powerful antioxidant is rich in proanthocyanidins,
a special class of water-soluble bioflavonoids. Proanthocyanidins are potent
antioxidants that effectively scavenge both water- and lipid-soluble free radicals.
Proanthocyanidins also support the integrity of elastin and collagen, important
constituents of connective tissue.
Pycnogenol - Potent Antioxidant Protection from Nature
Originally discovered by renowned scientist Jacques Masquelier, Pycnogenol is
a natural 85% to 95% concentrate of proanthocyanidins extracted from the bark
of the Maritime Pine. Proanthocyanidins are a special class of highly bioavailable,
water-soluble bioflavonoids with unparalleled free radical scavenging activity.
They readily cross the Blood-Brain Barrier to provide antioxidant protection
to the central nervous system, and stay in the bloodstream for approximately
72 hours. Thirty years of sound European research shows that proanthocyanidins
from Pycnogenol are highly beneficial with no evidence of adverse effects, even
after more than ten years of use. They also show no loss in potency after 12
years of storage.
Better Health for an Active Life
As a potent antioxidant, Pycnogenol is valuable for protecting the liver from
free radical attack. Since the liver is the main detoxifying, nutrient-assimilating,
and energy-generating organ of the body, this may mean more potential for activity
in your life. Pycnogenol® may also aid recovery for athletes on strenuous
workout regimes and in competition.
Healthy Capillaries through Healthy Collagen
A major beneficiary of the protective actions of Pycnogenol is collagen, the
most abundant protein in the body. Collagen is responsible for maintaining the
integrity of "ground substance", the basic material in functional
fluids, mucus linings, and connective tissue such as tendons, ligaments, cartilage,
and most importantly, blood vessels linings. It is highly vulnerable to free
radical attack, and a number of discomforting and depreciating processes are
associated with its destruction. There is evidence showing that Pycnogenol can
provide remarkable support for the prevention of collagen destruction, and it
has received much attention for its special affinity for capillaries, the smallest
Pycnogenol helps strengthen capillary linings in three key ways. First, Pycnogenol
functions to scavenge the free radicals that may compromise the integrity of
collagen. Second, Pycnogenol contains catechin, which is thought to stabilize
collagen by forming hydrogen bonds and cross-linking collagen. Third, Pycnogenol
is Vitamin C-sparing, meaning it can fill in for C in a number of functions;
this frees some Vitamin C required for the synthesis of hydroxproline, a major
structural amino acid of collagen for use in building collagen.
People who smoke and women who take oral contraceptives can reduce their heightened
risk of Vitamin C depletion by taking advantage of Pycnogenol's Vitamin C-sparing
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Pycnogenol® is a registered trademark of Horphag Research Limited, Protected
by U.S. Patent #4,698,360
Supplement Facts for 25 mg
Serving Size: 1 tablet
French Maritime Pine Bark Extract 25 mg
(Pycnogenol) Yielding 90% Proanthocyanidins
and Organic Acids
Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid and magnesium stearate.
Warning: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional
before using Pycnogenol Proanthocyanidin product.
Suggested Use: 1 to 4 Pycnogenol tablets daily. To build reserves rapidly,
start with 1 Pycnogenol tablet per 25 pounds of body weight per day, for 7 to
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