Pycnogenol® is the extract from the bark of the maritime pine tree, which grows in south-west France, its use in scientific research is on the increase. Because of its high flavonoid content Pycnogenol® is increasingly hailed as one of the most powerful antioxidants and research shows that supplementing may offer significant health benefits, especially as we get older.
The pine bark extract comes from trees in the natural forest of Les Landes near the famous Bordeaux region. The trees were initially grown for timber in Napoleonic times (they are still harvested for timber) and are grown without pesticides in a natural and sustainable environment.
Standardised extract for guaranteed quality
Just Vitamins Pycnogenol® is a easy to swallow, virtually taste-free tablet, providing 40mg of Pycnogenol®, which is standardised to provide 65-75% Procyanidins. The bark of the french maritime pine is not affected by variations in the seasons which makes it a high quality botanical source.
Pycnogenol® is a highly researched food supplement and has passed numerous and extensive safety tests. Toxicity test results demonstrate that Pycnogenol® is safe, even at high doses for long periods of time. To date, no serious adverse side effects are observed or reported in clinical trials
Patented extraction process
The manufacturing plant which processes the bark uses a patented extraction technique which does not include any toxic solvents. The highest quality standards are adhered to and the plant is GMP (Good Manufacturing Process) compliant. GMP standards are concerned with both production and quality control.
The Pycnogenol® used in our product is supplied by Horphag Research Ltd and is a registered trademark. Use of this product may be protected by one or more U.S. patents and other international patents. Horphag Research have put in over 40 years of research into Pycnogenol® to ensure its safety, efficacy and quality.