What is Bio-Pycnogenol?
Pycnogenol 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 Bio-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 membrane) phases of cells from damage by free radicals.
Pycnogenol also promotes increased availability of vitamin C and E within the body. Pycnogenol antioxidants can be particularly effective for:
- Maintaining healthy functioning of blood vessels
- Maintaining healthy functioning of the eyes
- Supporting normal strength
- Maintaining flexibility and suppleness of the skin
Furthermore, pycnogenol also helps maintain a normal response by the body to inflammatory challenge.