As we age, inflammation and free radicals cause damage, threatening the health of delicate tissues. Natural Factors Pycnogenol®, a natural plant extract derived from French maritime pine bark (Pinus pinaster), strengthens cell membranes. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects benefit many conditions, including chronic venous insufficiency, high blood pressure, heart disease, allergies, skin damage, and increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut).
Pycnogenol helps restore the integrity of tissues, improving skin elasticity and smoothness while supporting the health of blood vessels, lung tissue, and intestinal membranes. The formula offers standardized amounts of procyanidins and bioflavonoids, and has four basic properties. It is one of the most potent scavengers of free radicals; acts as a natural anti-inflammatory; helps generate collagen and hyaluronic acid to repair membranes; and helps dilate blood vessels.
The patented extract is sourced from the bark of pine trees grown exclusively in southwest France using no pesticides or herbicides. The concentrated formula is extracted using a safe, chemical-free process that guarantees the potency and purity of Pycnogenol’s active compounds. Pycnogenol is extensively clinically tested, extremely safe, and effective. The antioxidant power of Pycnogenol is 20 times greater than vitamin C, and 50 times greater than vitamin E.
- Fights the free radical damage that leads to premature aging
- Helps improve circulation
- Strengthens capillaries and blood vessel walls
- Reduces joint and tissue inflammation
- Improves skin smoothness and elasticity