Pycnogenol is the extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree which grows in Les Landes in south-west France. This unspoiled and natural environment is the unique source of Pycnogenol.
Pycnogenol represents a natural blend of genetically programmed constant proportions of bioflavonoids including catechin, epicatechin, taxifolin, monomers, dimers of catechin and epicatechin, oligomeric procyanidnins and phenolic fruit acids such as ferulic acid and caffeic acid.
More than 130 scientific articles and clinical trials have confirmed Pycnogenol's safety, absence of toxicity and clinical efficacy. In today's marketplace, Pycnogenol is one of the best researched natural products. Scientific evidence on its Antioxidative Capacity and protective action on the Vascular System have been published in the most renowned scientific journals. Additional published findings have demonstrated Pycnogenol's beneficial effects in Diabetes, Cholesterol Control, Inflammation, Asthma, Skin Care, Menstrual Disorders, Fertility, Sport Endurance and Cognitive Function in children and elderly.