What Is Pine Bark Extract?
Pine Bark, an extract from Pinus massoniana lamb, a species of a pine tree, contains beneficial active compounds. These active compounds are called oligomeric-proanthocyanidin-compounds (OCPs) or proanthocyanidins for short and are found mainly in the bark of the Maritime Pine tree. This compound is a powerful antioxidant and bioflavonoid complex that uses an extraction technique similar to Grape Seed Extract. Both the bioflavonoid and antioxidant ingredients contain a minimum of 95% proanthocyanidins per serving. Antioxidants play a vital role in preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen such as free radicals and peroxides.†
Potential Benefits May Include:
- May promote healthy blood sugar †
- May promote healthy blood pressure †
- May reduce inflammation †
How Does Pine Bark Extract Work?
Pine Bark, also known commercially as Pycnogenol, is a powerful complex that provides many antioxidant effects through plant pigment known as bioflavonoids. It has been shown to assist in the protection of skin from the sun's rays that cause discoloration, and other forms of damage. The complex in Pine Bark has also shown that it may reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain while also providing support for regulating blood sugar and regulating blood pressure.
NOTE: Consult your doctor before using Pine Bark extract if you have diabetes, liver issues, heart conditions, or are a woman who is nursing or pregnant.
Directions & Allergens
As a dietary supplement, take 1 rounded scoop (~1 gram) mixed with 8 - 12 ounces of water or suitable beverage. Taken 1 - 3 times daily, preferably with meals or as directed by your qualified health professional.
This product contains no Soy, Dairy, Dairy byproducts, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, Gluten, Tree Nuts, or Sesame Seeds.
This is a NON-GMO ingredient manufactured using organic starting ingredients.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.
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Statements & Warnings †
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/or taking prescription drug(s) or OTC medication(s). Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement.
I finally found powdered Pine Bark Extract! The taste is not that bad by itself. It taste like powdered black tea with a hint of bitterness. I've mixed it with a little instant lemonade powder and it taste like tea. I've also mix it with about 2oz coffee and it's great. Just take it it's good for yah!
Horrible TASTE, not able to cover it up with any juice or food. But it works.