What are the Benefits of Nature's Lab Pycnogenol®?
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 Supports 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.* Supplement Facts Other Ingredients:
Hypromellose (Capsule), cellulose and magnesium stearate (vegetable source). Suggested Use:
Take one capsule one to two times daily with water at mealtime. Free Of:
Sugar, Salt, Dairy, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Shellfish, Yeast, Wheat, Gluten, Corn, Preservatives, Titanium Dioxide, Artificial Colors and Flavors.
Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.
1 Cesarone, M. R., et al. "Rapid Relief of Signs/Symptoms in Chronic Venous Microangiopathy With Pycnogenol®: A Prospective, Controlled Study." Angiology, vol. 57, no. 5, 2006, pp. 569–576., doi:10.1177/0003319706291392.
2 Vinciguerra, G., et al. "Cramps and Muscular Pain: Prevention with Pycnogenol® in Normal Subjects, Venous Patients, Athletes, Claudicants and in Diabetic Microangiopathy." Angiology, vol. 57, no. 3, 2006, pp. 331–339., doi:10.1177/000331970605700309.
3 Enseleit, F., et al. "Effects of Pycnogenol on Endothelial Function in Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease: a Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-over Study." European Heart Journal, vol. 33, no. 13, Nov. 2012, pp. 1589–1597., doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehr482.
4 Cesarone, M.r., et al. "Improvement of Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Microangiopathy with Pycnogenol®: A Prospective, Controlled Study." Phytomedicine, vol. 17, no. 11, 2010, pp. 835–839., doi:10.1016/j.phymed.2010.04.009.
5 Belcaro, G., et al. "Treatment of Osteoarthritis with Pycnogenol®. The SVOS (San Valentino Osteo-Arthrosis Study). Evaluation of Signs, Symptoms, Physical Performance and Vascular Aspects." Phytotherapy Research, vol. 22, no. 4, 2008, pp. 518–523., doi:10.1002/ptr.2376.
6 Vinciguerra, G., et al. "Evaluation of the Effects of Supplementation with Pycnogenol® on Fitness in Normal Subjects with the Army Physical Fitness Test and in Performances of Athletes in the 100-Minute Triathlon." The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, vol. 53, no. 6, 2013, pp. 644–654.
7 Devaraj, Sridevi, et al. "Supplementation with a Pine Bark Extract Rich in Polyphenols Increases Plasma Antioxidant Capacity and Alters the Plasma Lipoprotein Profile." Lipids, vol. 37, no. 10, 2002, pp. 931–934., doi:10.1007/s11745-006-0982-3.