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Nature's Way Pycnogenol 50mg

$38.40
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30 tablets
Nature's Way Pycnogenol 50mg

Pycnogenol is a potent free radical scavenger naturally derived from the bark of the European coastal pine tree. Pycnogenol contains high concentrations of biologically active components including proanthocyanidins, flavonoids, and organic acids. This antioxidant supplement protects the cells of the cardiovascular system, brain, joints, skin, and eyes against free radical damage.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings Per Container: 30

 

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl)

30 IU

 100%

Calcium (as dicalcium phosphate)

22 mg

 2%

Pine Extract (bark) (Pycnogenol)

50 mg

 †

† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Rosemary (leaf), cellulose, maltodextrin, modified cellulose gum, stearic acid, modified cellulose, silica and glycerin.

Suggested Use

Take 1 tablet for each 50-60 pounds of body weight for the first week or two. Thereafter, adjust intake to 1 tablet for each 100-120 pounds of body weight.

 

Nature’s Way Pycnogenol is a natural antioxidant that offers cellular protection against free radical damage. Antioxidant protection is crucial to the cells of the cardiovascular system, brain, eyes, skin, and immune system. The heart and blood vessels benefits from pycnogenol as it help prevent serum lipids from rancidity. Fat rancidity within the bloodstream leads to atherosclerosis, hypertension, hypercholesterolenemia, coronary artery disease, and heart attack. These fats also cause obstruction in the blood vessels causing poor blood supply to different organs like the brain and kidneys. Pycnogenol benefits the brain and nervous system by preventing oxidation and damage to neurons or brain cells. Damage or death of these brain cells have been implicated to memory loss, dementias, and learning difficulties. Antioxidant supplements support memory, mental alertness, and learning which are very critical to health, especially during old age. Pycnogenol supplements protect the eyes from the harmful effects of increased sugar in the blood. High blood glucose levels causes retinal swelling and vision disturbances. In people with diabetes, diabetic retinopathy is a common complication. Diabetic Retinopathy is a progressive eye disease that produces severe loss of vision and even blindness. For the skin, antioxidants like Pycnogenol help maintain the skin’s elasticity and fullness, making it stronger against fine lines and wrinkles. Pycnogenol also protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the skin which may cause sunburns and uneven skin tone. Pycnogenol stimulates stronger immune functions to make the body stronger against common infections and toxins.

Pycnogenol is a water extract derived from the bark of a European coastal pine tree known as the Maritime Pine tree (Pinus maritime). This European coastal pine tree exclusively grows along the coastal area of Les Landes de Gascogne in Southwest France. Historical records reveal that the healing properties of pine bark have been used in 1534 by the French explorer Jacques Cartier and his men. It was believed that the local natives used the bark extract to nurse them back to health from the deadly scurvy. Little did they know that the tree’s bark is rich in Pycnogenol. The different Pycnogenol benefits for the body are due to its high concentrations of biologically active components including proanthocyanidins, flavonoids, and organic acids. The proanthocyanidins are water soluble antioxidants with powerful free-radical scavenging activities. Free radicals are the by-products of destructive oxidative processes occurring in the body. According to numerous studies, these free radicals are the major cause of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, cancers, macular degeneration, diabetes, and other diseases related to aging.