This proprietary French Maritime Pine Bark Extract contains procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and other health-giving molecules that synergistically support the body’s natural defenses against five major processes that characterize premature aging. It has been shown to:
- Support membrane function by promoting the integrity and normal characteristics of cell membranes.84-87
- Support healthy DNA function through antioxidant activity and possibly other mechanisms.88-91
- Ease inflammation by normal modulation of inflammatory cytokine molecules.92-96
- Fight oxidative stress by supporting the normal functioning of healthy antioxidant systems to help suppress free radicals and protect DNA.97-102
- Fight glycation by supporting cellular metabolism of sugar, healthy fasting, and post-meal blood sugar levels already within normal range, and normal sugar absorption in the intestine.103-108
Unlike other forms of pine bark extract, Pycnogenol® is a natural phyto-extract … a patented, standardized ingredient that has undergone extensive human clinical research over 40 years to substantiate its numerous anti-aging properties.
(Reprinted from Life Extension – Pycnogenol)