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NOW Foods Pycnogenol 30mg

60 capsules
NOW Foods Pycnogenol 30mg

Pycnogenol is a powerful, all natural free-radical scavenger derived from the bark of the bark of the French maritime pine tree. It is rich in active compounds called proanthocyanidins that protect the tissues from oxidative stress and promotes an active, balanced immune system for defence against metabolic stress. Pycnogenol aids in maintaining eye, joint, skin, and vascular health.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30


Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

Pycnogenol (French Maritime Pine Bark Extract)

(Pinus pinaster)

60 mg


Citrus Bioflavonoids

(min. 30% Hesperidin)

600 mg


† Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), rice flour and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

Suggested Use

Take 2 capsules 1 to 3 times daily.


For adults only. Consult your Doctor if pregnant / nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.

Natural colour variations may occur with this product.


  • Pycnogenol exhibits very potent antioxidant mechanisms. Antioxidants have been proven to protect the cells and tissues from oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Free radical damage have been linked to a wide range of diseases, mostly those associated with ageing such as Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular diseases, vision problems, memory loss, and other forms of dementia. According to studies, the flavonoids in Pycnogenol are responsible for its antioxidant properties. Furthermore, Pycnogenol helps the body in recycling two vitamin antioxidants – Vitamins C and E for stronger antioxidant defences.
  • Pycnogenol is a well-known bodybuilding supplement. During exercise, more free radicals are created which increases the risk for more tissue damage. Pycnogenol works by scavenging these damaging oxygen species to protect the muscle tissues for improved exercise and athletic performance. Additionally, pycnogenol is known to aid in muscle repair and reducing muscle soreness through improved blood supply to the muscles.
  • Pycnogenol benefits a balanced blood pressure levels. Elevated blood pressure levels or hypertension has is one of the most common predisposing factor for developing cardiovascular diseases. In clinical studies, Pycnogenol demonstrated abilities in regulating systolic blood pressure, the pressure exerted when the heart contracts. This has been linked to its ability to increase the production of nitrous oxide, a compound that relaxes the blood vessels allowing more blood flow.
  • Pycnogenol exhibits natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities that can be helpful in the prevention of retinopathy. Retinopathy is an eye disordered associated with central venous thrombosis and diabetes. It works by binding into blood vessel walls and strengthening the blood vessels supplying nourishment to the retina.

Pycnogenol is an antioxidant-rich extract obtained from the bark of the French maritime pine (Pinus Maritima), a tree native to the Les Landes de Gascogne forest in the south west region in France. Pycnogenol is rich in the very active compounds called proanthocyanidins, a class of flavonoids with very potent antioxidant activities. The lack of proanthocyanidins in the diet doesn’t cause a deficiency but may deprive the body of its free-radical scavenging mechanism that is known to offer numerous health benefits. The health benefits of Pycnogenol are evolving topics of scientific studies. Some claims on its benefits are well documented and duplicated including being a natural blood vessel support nutrient in venous deficiency disorders, prevention of retinopathy, protection against degenerative diseases, and supporting athletic performance.