Pycnogenol is a Source of Proanthrocyanidins, chemical substances belonging to one of the most beneficial group of plant flavonoids. It's antioxidant activity is approximately 50 times stronger than vitamin C and 30 times that of vitamin E. Pycnogenol is a wonderful anti-ageing supplement. Supplementing with Pycnogenol improves the microcirculation to the skin, reducing the degradation of the skin proteins collagen and elastin. These 2 proteins are essential to the support structure of the skin and are responsible for ageing. Taking Pycnogenol can help the body to naturally preserve the health and presence of collagen and elastin. Free radicals are involved in the ageing process of all cells, including skin cells. Pycnogenol kills free radicals, helping cells to stay young. This is why Pycnogenol is often refererred to as the 'skin vitamin' or the 'oral cosmetic'. It rebuilds skin tissues, making skin more flexible, livelier, tighter, firmer, more elastic, smoother, healthier and thus younger looking.
Pycnogenol is derived from maritime pine bark extract, which contains over 40 bio-flavonoids
Inhibit the development of atherosclerosisby preventing oxidation (rancidity) of cholesterol
Inhibit the release of chemical substances within the body responsible for inflammation and allergy reactions
Pycnogenol is a potent antioxidant