Nutritional Supplements Library
Pycnogenol & Policosanol
What is Pycnogenol?
Pycnogenol is an extract from the bark of the European coastal pine, Pinus maritima. It is a water-soluble flavonoid, or polyphenol, complex with powerful antioxidant properties and effects on reducing blood clotting. Pycnogenol is also the name of a group of compounds that contain proanthocyanidins taken from a number of natural sources, such as grape seeds (see Grapes) and other plants. There are several other pine bark extract supplements available in addition to the brand called pycnogenol, which may use different types of pine bark and have different formulations. Pycnogenol is a very powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are compounds that block the action of activated oxygen molecules, known as free radicals, which can damage body cells.
What is the effective dosage of Pycnogenol supplementation?
The effective dosage of Pycnogenol is 100 to 150 mg per day.
What are the benefits of Pycnogenol supplementation?
• Pycnogenol a powerful antioxidant.
• It acts as a natural anti-inflammatory.
• It is a Cardioprotective (reduces risk of athersclerosis) .
• Reduces cancer risk .
• It strengthens blood vessels.
What are the side effects of Pycnogenol supplementation?
It is very safe at moderate dosage. They are no reported adverse side effects of Pycnogenol supplementation.