Pycnogenol (pick NAH juh nahl) is a patented extract of pine bark containing proanthocyanidins. Pycnogenol contains antioxidant compounds, and it could be considered a major nutritional breakthrough.
Proanthocyanidins are a group of condensed flavanols found naturally in plants such as cocoa, apples, cinnamon, grape seeds, and grape extract (see below). They are found in red wine (because of the grapes) which is what initially attracted news media attention to the link between red wine consumption and health-promoting flavonoids and the ability to fight cell-damaging free radicals.
Proanthocyanidins are one of the principal vasoactive polyphenols in red wine that may contribute to heart health and overall wellness.
- Pycnogenol is a concentrated source of proanthocyanidins and other biologically active components.
- Pycnogenol is made from the bark of the European coastal pine.
- Pycnogenol is a unique natural plant extract.
- Pycnogenol helps fight cell-damaging free radicals that can contribute to oxidative stress, which in turn can contribute to the premature aging of cells.
- Pycnogenol supports heart health/function.
- Pycnogenol supports circulatory health (or blood circulation).
- Pycnogenol supports joint function.
- Pycnogenol may support skin health
- Pycnogenol supports circulation in the legs.
- Pycnogenol supports eye health.
- Pycnogenol supports sugar metabolism.
- Pycnogenol helps maintain glucose levels already within a normal range.
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