Pycnogenol®, a patented natural compound also known as
"maritime pine bark", has been shown to have a variety of health promoting
properties. It has also been shown to be a very powerful antioxidant and free
radical scavenger, even more powerful than either vitamin C or vitamin E. These free
radicals can aging effects body. Stress, air pollution, cigarette smoke and chemicals can
cause your body to produce even more free radicals. Pycnogenol has the extra benefit of
working well with other essential nutrients in a complete heath supplement.
"Another group of plant pigments with remarkable
protection against free radical damage are the flavonoids (found in pine bark). Flavonoid
molecules are also quite unique in their antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity
in that they are active against a wide variety of oxidants and free radicals." -Encyclopedia
of Natural Medicine
Pycnogenol can help support circulation in your hands,
feet, and small eye capillaries. It also helps increase skin
smoothness,is soothing to mucous membranes, and supports joint flexibility.
Athletes have indicated that pine bark extract shortens
their body's recovery time from training, exercise regimen, or competitive events.
Pycnogenol is also known as: Maritime pine bark, Pine Bark