Pycnogenol® French Maritime Pine Bark Extract is extracted from the bark of mono-species pine trees grown exclusively in Les Landes de Gascogne forest in Southwest France. Over the past 40 years, Pycnogenol® has been the subject of extensive research that has resulted in more than 100 published clinical studies and 300 scientific publications. This extensive research has shown that Pycnogenol® is a non-toxic, powerful and effective antioxidant with a variety of health benefits:
- Supports healthy blood pressure and circulation*
- Delivers extensive antioxidant protection*
- Supports joint and skin health*
- Certified Gluten-Free by GFCO
- Halal Certified by ISWA
- Kosher Certified by OU Kosher
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Vegetarian Capsules
Healthy Blood Pressure and Circulation*
Pycnogenol® helps maintain healthy circulation by optimizing the release of chemicals from endothelial cells, cells that line arteries and veins, which can improve their function, improve blood flow and also contribute to maintaining healthy blood pressure.1 2 3 4
Pycnogenol® & Joint Health*
Pycnogenol® has been demonstrated, in many studies, to promote joint mobility, flexibility and to help relieve aching.5 6 Pycnogenol® has also been found to enhance joint comfort.5 6 A recent study showed that Pycnogenol® can improve joint performance and boost recovery in both recreational and serious athletes.6 Pycnogenol® also reduced muscle cramping and pain during and after intense exercise.2
Healthy Looking Skin*
Pycnogenol® helps support healthy skin by binding to skin proteins collagen and elastin, and inhibiting the degradation of these proteins by fighting harmful free radicals.* Pycnogenol® may also support healthy, younger-looking skin by increasing the new production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, both important to skin hydration and elasticity.*
Trust the Source
Pycnogenol® French Maritime Pine Bark extract is extracted from the bark of mono-species pine trees grown exclusively in Les Landes de Gascogne forest in Southwest France. The forest is unspoiled and natural with no pesticides or herbicides. The premium quality of Pycnogenol® components comes from the fact that the bark is not subject to seasonal variations, unlike other plants, which makes it an ideal botanical source. The extraction process of Pycnogenol® is patented and complies with the highest quality standards. The manufacturing plant is GMP(1) compliant; and the production process does not include any toxic solvent.
Why are Antioxidants Important?
Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells in your body from free radical damage that can occur from exposure to certain chemicals, smoking, pollution, radiation, and as a byproduct of normal metabolism. Large amounts of antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains; smaller amounts are found in meats, poultry and fish.
Pycnogenol® is rich in flavonoids and is one of the most powerful antioxidants.* Supplementation with Pycnogenol® has been shown to increase antioxidant capacity and improve ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity).7
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are the result of genetic engineering, or the process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. Not only can GMOs harm the environment, but they can also be unsafe to consume.* That's why Nature's Lab Pycnogenol® is certified by Non-GMO Project Verified, assuring that our consumers receives a product meeting our stringent standards of quality and purity without harmful chemicals.*
This product is also certified gluten free by the Gluten Intolerance Group, making it safe to consume for those with gluten sensitivities. This product meets the quality guidelines and rules outlined by the Islamic Council to allow the use of the Halal certified logo. This product complies with the kosher food policies of the Orthodox Union (OU), including purity and quality.