Vitabase Pycnogenol (50 mg) -- 30 Vegetarian Capsules
- Vitabase Pycnogenol is standardized extract from French Maritime Pine bark to ensure the highest quality.
- Pycnogenol provides great antioxidant power that is 20 times more powerful than vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than vitamin E.
- Supports a healthy cardiovascular system, eye health, and skin health.
A Newly Discovered Source of Rich Antioxidants Called Pycnogenol
Pycnogenol®, which is pronounced "pick-nodge-en-all" is the registered name of an extract which is taken from the bark of the maritime pine tree. The maritime pine tree grows along the Atlantic Coast of southwest France. Pycnogenol®, which is extracted from the bark of the maritime pine, is known for having high levels antioxidants. European physicians have used Pycnogenol® for over 30 years to treat a wide range of health conditions.
Pycnogenol® has also been the subject of a number of controlled scientific studies. It is now being referred to as one of the great nutritional breakthroughs of the late 20th century. University of Arizona professor Ronald Watson stated, “Here's a completely natural substance with remarkable activity, producing effects within minutes. It may have important health implications for an aging population.”
Pycnogenol® has recently been granted GRAS or Generally Recognized As Safe status in the United States by the FDA. This means Pycnogenol® is now allowed to be used in a number of foods and beverages. Pycnogenol® is currently available in hundreds of different dietary supplements, multivitamins, and other various health products.
Vitabase Pycnogenol Contains Powerful Antioxidants
The astounding health properties of Pycnogenol® are because of it is a rich source of certain compounds referred to as oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs or PCOs). These powerful antioxidants are essential because of their ability to remove free radicals from the body. Free radicals are known for having serious damaging affects on the body.
OPCs have higher antioxidant values than other vitamin sources such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene. The OPCs in Pycnogenol® are almost identical to those found in grape seeds and are 20 times more potent than vitamin C and 50 times stronger than vitamin E.
It is a well-known fact that free-radical damage is a major cause of aging and a number of degenerative diseases. Your body gets antioxidants from a number of different foods that we eat as part of a normal healthy diet.
Tragically, few people in the West consume enough of these foods. When you don't get enough antioxidants in your diet then your body must cope with an overload of free radicals from environmental sources such as smoking and pollution. Because of this it is important to take a supplement that is rich in antioxidants like Pycnogenol®. Speaking at a Washington, DC, conference, Professor Watson stated that a single, small dose of Pycnogenol® was as effective as a much-larger amount of aspirin. “Further, Pycnogenol® did not increase bleeding, while aspirin did,” he said.
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Pine Bark Extract Powder **(Pinus maritimus)** (Standardized to 90%(45mg) Proanthocyanidins)||50 mg|