What is Pycnogenol?
Pycnogenol (pic-noj-en-all) is a unique plant extract containing French maritime bark (Pinus pinaster), which is grown in sustainable French forests. It has been widely studied for the past forty years and is viewed as one of the most safe, evidence-based health ingredients in the world.
Pycnogenol contains potent Antioxidants that protect the cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and is a natural source of proanthocyanidins.
What is Pycnogenol tablets used for?
Studies demonstrate that the antioxidants in Pharma Nord Bio-Pycnogenol Tablets are particularly effective for maintaining the healthy functioning of blood vessels and the Eyes, and can help to support a normal response by the body to an allergic or inflammatory challenge.
What are the benefits of taking Pycnogenol?
As we’ve seen, there are several Pycnogenol benefits. Pycnogenol supplements contain potent antioxidants, with antioxidant activity approximately 20 times that of Vitamin C. Because of the chemical structure of Pycnogenol, it can be incorporated into and protect both the aqueous (cytoplasmic) and lipid (cell membrane) phases of cells from damage by free radicals. It also promotes increased availability of vitamin C within the body.
How can Pycnogenol help allergy sufferers?
1 in 3 people suffer from allergies. Allergies are caused when the body mistakes allergens, such as pollen, dust and animal Hair, as harmful. When this happens the body releases histamine, which triggers symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing and itching. Studies show Pycnogenol inhibits the release of histamine when allergens are present.