Pine Bark Extract, also commonly known by the trademarked name Pycnogenol, is extracted from the inner bark of specific European pine trees, the Pinus pinaster. The extract contains a potent mix of flavonoids and antioxidants called OPCs, or oligomeric proanthocyanidin compounds.
Serving Size: 200mg
Servings Per Container: 500
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Pine Bark Extract
(Standardised to 95% Proanthocyanidins)
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: None
Take 200mg (rounded 1/16 teaspoon) daily.
For adults only. If you are pregnant, lactating, using prescription medicine or have a medical condition, consult your Doctor before taking this product.
Standard Spoon Measurements
1/16 teaspoon - 187mg
1/8 teaspoon - 375mg
1/4 teaspoon - 750mg
- The OPCs in pine bark extract bind to the collagen in blood vessel walls. This makes capillaries stronger and more elastic, helping to improve blood circulation, which may in turn help to support blood pressure levels in the normal range.
- Pine Bark is considered to be a potent natural scavenger of free radicals, because it helps protect the body's tissues against oxidative stressors.
- Pine bark extract may help users to maintain healthy eyesight and joints. Studies have shown that it also helps to maintain vascular strength and function. Additionally, OPCs are thought to help support brain function.
- OPCs can fight free radicals in the body. These free radicals are produced as a result of exposure to UV rays, pollution, environmental toxins, stress, and unhealthy lifestyles. When it comes to food alone, there are so many additives and preservatives being put into foods that makes it difficult to avoid introducing free radicals in the diet.
- These free radicals damage the body when they react with the cell membranes, causing them to die or function improperly. The result is often a weakened immune system, disease state, or illness which is often explained away as premature aging.
- Antioxidants can come to the rescue. They interact with the free radicals in the body, diminishing their destructive powers. Antioxidants may even repair damage that has already been done in the past.
- Adding pine bark extract may also increase the effectiveness of vitamins C and E. Studies show that the molecules in antioxidants absorb free radicals, but in the process these antioxidants themselves become weaker. When vitamins C and E are present in the blood, they help recharge the antioxidants. Pine bark recharges vitamin C, which in turn recharges vitamin E; pine bark then, helps to allow these vitamins to cycle on, providing ongoing usage of these important vitamins in the body.