Pycnogenol is now an extremely well known supplement and available across most of the world. It is an extract from the bark of the Maritime Pine and is rich in a type of compound called proanthocyanidins, a sub-group of the flavonoid family of plant compounds. Our prehistoric diet would have provided significant quantities of these PCO’s as they are present in dark skinned fruit, berries and seeds. Extensive research has identified that PCO’s are extremely active in the body, and the manufacturers of Pycnogenol have undertaken many studies to establish the fascinating effects and safety of this unusual extract.
LAMBERTS interest in Pycnogenol principally concerns its ability to protect our body’s collagen, the structural protein that gives our skin its elasticity and blood vessels their strength. Pycnogenol is also an antioxidant which means that it helps the body to neutralize highly reactive compounds called free radicals that can damage our cells.
LAMBERTS also supply a product called Colladeen that contains plant compounds called anthocyanadins, close relatives of those found in Pycnogenol.