Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract is extracted from the bark of mono-species pine trees grown exclusively in Les Landes de Gascogne forest in southwest France. The forest is unspoiled and natural, with no pesticides, no herbicides. The premium quality of Pycnogenol® components comes from the fact the bark is not subject to seasonal variations, unlike other plants, which makes it an ideal botanical source. The extraction process of Pycnogenol® is patented, and complies with the highest quality standards. The manufacturing plant is GMP(1) compliant, and the production process does not include any toxic solvent.
Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract is a naturally programmed combination with constant proportions of procyanidins, bioflavonoids and organic acids, which offer amazing natural properties. Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract's unique blend of active compounds has four basic properties – it’s a powerful antioxidant, acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, helps generate collagen and hyaluronic acid, and aids in the production of endothelial nitric oxide which helps to dilate blood vessels.
Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract is scientific evidences based and proprietary extract, which is protected by several U.S. and international patents. The ingredient is Kosher certified, Halal and "self-affirmed" GRAS(2) for applications in functional foods and beverages. To know more about the science of Pycnogenol® go to the Science section of our website.
(1) GMP: Good Manufacturing Practices
(2) GRAS: Generally Recognized as Safe