- Fights the free radical damage that leads to premature aging • Reduces inflammation
- Helps reduce symptoms of perimenopause • Helps provide relief for symptoms of knee osteoarthritis
- Strengthens capillaries and blood vessel walls
As we age, inflammation and free radicals cause increasing damage, threatening the health of delicate tissues. Natural Factors Pycnogenol® is a natural plant extract derived from French maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster) that strengthens cell membranes.
Pycnogenol helps restore the integrity of tissues, improving skin elasticity and smoothness while supporting the health of blood vessels, lung tissue, and intestinal membranes. Pycnogenol is one of the most potent scavengers of free radicals. It acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, helps generate collagen and hyaluronic acid to repair membranes, and aids in the production of endothelial nitric oxide, which helps dilate blood vessels. Pycnogenol is increasingly recognized as beneficial for improving symptoms of perimenopause, when the body’s natural antioxidant defences, collagen, and hyaluronic acid production begin to decline.
The patented extract is sourced, using no pesticides or herbicides, from the bark of pine trees grown exclusively in southwest France. The concentrated formula is extracted using a chemical-free process that guarantees the potency and purity of Pycnogenol’s active compounds, offering standardized amounts of procyanidins and bioflavonoids. Pycnogenol has been extensively clinically tested and found to be effective. The antioxidant power of Pycnogenol is 20 times greater than vitamin C and 50 times greater than vitamin E.
Medicinal Ingredients Each vegetarian capsule contains:Pycnogenol® 100 mgFrench maritime pine bark extract (Pinus pinaster) (bark) (65–75% procyanidins)Providing minimum procyanidins 65 mg
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Recommended Use: Pycnogenol French maritime pine bark extract is extracted from the bark of pine trees (Pinus pinaster) grown exclusively in Les Landes de Gascogne forest in southwest France near the famous Bordeaux region. The forest is an unspoiled and natural plantationwith no pesticides and no herbicides. As one of the most potent natural scavengers of free radicals, Pycnogenol mops-up aggressive free radicals before they cause damage by oxidative stress. Additionally, it acts as a natural anti-inflammatory helping lessen pain and lower C-reactive protein levels. Pycnogenol also helps generate collagen and hyaluronic acid, aids in the production of endothelial nitric oxide which helps to dilate blood vessels, and helps improve perimenopause symptoms. Provides antioxidants.
Directions: Recommended adult dose: Antioxidant, osteoarthritis, C-reactive protein: 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner. Climacteric (perimenopause): 1 capsule 2 times daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner. All uses: Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months.
Caution: Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking prescription medication. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Hypersensitivity (e.g., allergy) has been known to occur, in which case discontinue use. Keep out of the reach of children.
Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.