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What is Pycnogenol®?
Pycnogenol® (with a capital P) is the trademark for a specific proanthrocyanadin containing extract derived from maritime pine bark. Pycnogenol® contains powerful antioxidants whose protective effects are manifest in a number of tissues (see below).
What does 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 memrane) 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.
How much Pycnogenol® should you take?
The generally recommended intake for pine bark extract is 50-150mg/day.
Are there adverse effects from taking pycnogenol®?
There are no reports of significant adverse effects from taking pycnogenols. Mild gastrointestinal disturbance may occasionally occur in susceptible individuals. The toxicity of Pycnogenol is extremely low. Pycnogenol® should not be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Keep out of the reach of children.
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. Pharma-Nord recommends 2 tablets to be taken twice daily for one week, followed by 1 tablet twice daily thereafter, with meals.