Pycnogenol represents a natural blend of consistent proportions of various compounds such as catechins, epicatechins and oligomeric procyanidins. The extract has four basic properties – it’s a powerful antioxidant, provides support for inflammation, selectively binds to collagen and elastin (proteins that make up skin, cartilage and other soft tissue), and it aids in the production of nitric oxide which helps to relax (dilate) blood vessels.* Pycnogenol has differentiated itself from other ingredients in the marketplace because of its extensive research. More than 170 published studies and review articles ensuring its safety and efficacy as an ingredient have been completed. Scientific evidence on its antioxidant capacity and protective action on the cardiovascular system have been published in the most renowned scientific journals. Many of these applications are protected by U.S. and international patents. Today, the scientific accomplishments of Pycnogenol remain unparalleled, especially when it comes to quality, safety and clinical evidence.
. Pycnogenol® is a standardized extract of French Maritime Bark and is a concentrate of water-soluble bioflavonoids consisting of the active ingredients procyanidins, catechin, taxifolin and fruit acids.
. Patented material supported by numerous scientific studies, over 170 to date, which have demonstrated Pycnogenol®’s cardiovascular, antioxidant, neurological and anti-inflammatory properties.
. Pycnogenol® has also been shown to support healthy circulation by increasing blood vessel dilation*, to support for healthy cholesterol levels,* and to support healthy blood glucose levels and protect the body against the effects of elevated blood glucose levels*.
. Clinical studies show Pycnogenol® helps support normal, healthy levels of histamine, a biochemical involved in allergies and allergy-related symptoms.*
. Material grown without the use of pesticides and processed without the use of solvents.
. Manufacturers of Pycnogenol®, Horphag Research received 2008 Frost & Sullivan North American Health Ingredients Excellence In Research Award:
Award recognizes Horphag Research’s pioneering efforts in research, validating Pycnogenol’s health benefits.
*These statements have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.