Pharma Nord Bio-Pycnogenol
What is Pycnogenol® Pycnogenol® (with a capital P) is the trademark for a specific proanthrocyanadin containing extract derived from maritime pine bark. Pycnogenol® contains powerful antioxidants whose protective effects are manifest in a number of tissues (see below). What does Pycnogenol® do? Pycnogenol® is a potent antioxidant, with an antioxidant activity approximately fifty times that of vitamin C. Because of the chemical structure of Pycnogenol ®, it can be incorporated into and protect both the aqueous (cytoplasmic) and lipid (cell memrane) phases of cells from damage by free radicals. Pycnogenol® also promotes increased availability of vitamin C within the body. Pycnogenol® antioxidants are particularly effective for maintaining healthy functioning of blood vessels, and the eyes, as well as maintaining normal strength, flexibility and suppleness of the skin. Pycnogenol®also helps maintain a normal response by the body to allergic or inflammatory challenge. How much Pycnogenol® should you take? The generally recommended intake for pine bark extract is 50-150mg/day. Are there adverse effects from taking pycnogenol®? There are no reports of significant adverse effects from taking pycnogenols. Mild gastrointestinal disturbance may occasionally occur in susceptible individuals. The toxicity of Pycnogenol is extremely low. Pycnogenol® should not be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Keep out of the reach of children. About Pharma-Nord Bio-Pycnogenol®Each tablet of Pharma-Nord Bio-Pycnogenol® contains 40mg of Pycnogenol® maritime pine bark extract.
Directions: 2 tablets to be taken twice daily for one week, followed by 1 tablet twice daily thereafter, with meals.