Info: 60 Capsules
Pycnogenol is a concentrated natural extract from the bark of a particular kind of pine tree grown without any pesticides or herbicides in an unspoiled forest on the southwest coast of France. It contains many beneficial flavonoid compounds, including oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs, which are also found in red wine), which function as antioxidants to support the immune system and may help fend off heart disease and diabetes, plus catechin, epicatechin, phenolic acids and taxifolin.
Product Notes:Some use Pycnogenol as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine therapy for autoimmune (allergies, asthma), cardiovascular (to prevent stroke, heart disease, and varicose veins), dermatologic, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and neuropsychiatric disorders. Other uses reportedly include for osteoarthritis, diabetes, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ringing in the ears, menopausal symptoms, painful periods, endometriosis, erectile dysfunction, and retinopathy.
Each capsule contains:
Pycnogenol* (French Pinus pinaster) (Bark): 30 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoids: 300 mg
(from fruit and fruit peel of Citrus sinensis, C. paradise, C. limon, C. aurantifolia and C. reticulata)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Capsule (gelatin, water), Rice Flour and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
* Pycnogenol® is a patented, proprietary extract made exclusively from French maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster by Horphag Research in Geneva, Switzerland); it is standardized to contain 70% (+/-5%) procyanidins.
Suggested Usage:Adults: Take 1 capsule two times daily. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 2 months.
Warnings:Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking any prescription medications. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, or other autoimmune disorders. May cause gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort, abdominal pain, gastritis, diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, or headache. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80042936.