Pharma Nord Bio-Pycnogenol
Pycnogenol is the trademark for a specific proanthrocyanadin containing extract derived from the bark of the French maritime pine tree (Pinus pinaster). Pycnogenol has powerful antioxidant activity, whose protective effects are manifest in a number of tissues (see below).
What does Bio-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 membrane) 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.
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.
Bio-Pycnogenol is manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control. The preparation is blister packed for maximum bio-availability.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Are there any adverse effects from taking Bio-Pycnogenol?
There are no reports of significant adverse effects from taking Pycnogenol.
Mild gastrointestinal disturbance may occasionally occur in susceptible individuals.
The toxicity of Pycnogenol is extremely low.
How much should you take?
Pharma-Nord recommends 2 tablets to be taken twice daily for one week, followed by 1 tablet twice daily thereafter, with meals.
The generally recommended intake for pine bark extract is 50-150mg/day.