Now Foods, Pycnogenol, 60 mg, 50 Veggie Caps
By Now Foods
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- Free Radical Scavenger
- Healthy Vascular Function
- Balanced Immune Response
- With Acerola & Rutin Powder
- Pycnogenol Horphag Research
- A Dietary Supplement
- GMP Quality Assured
Pycnogenol is a unique combination of proanthocyanidins obtained from the bark of the French maritime pine. As a potent natural scavenger of free radicals, Pycnogenol helps to protect the body's tissues from oxidative stress and supports a healthy, balanced immune system response to normal metabolic stress. Through these mechanisms, Pycnogenol helps to maintain healthy eye, skin, and joint tissues. In addition, scientific studies have shown that Pycnogenol helps to maintain vascular strength and function.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily.
Cellulose (capsule), cellulose powder and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.
|Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value|
|Pycnogenol (French Maritime
Pine Bark Extract) (Pinus pinaster)
|Acerola Powder (Malpighia punicifolia) (Fruit)||200 mg||*|
|Rutin Powder (Sophora japonica) (Flower Bud)||240 mg||*|
|*Daily Value not established.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
With all the things I had read about pycnogenol, I thought, can it really work. After about a month, I started forgetting to put on my glasses for driving when I would leave the house. I also was reading close-up print without the bifocals!! I am really impressed. I only take 1 pill at bedtime and have had this much result! Also the added rutin is CRUCIAL for building blocks of arteries and veins and keeping them strong (to help prevent strokes).
I take a lot of fish oil, but since fish oil is a blood thinner, it tends to make me bruise and get nosebleeds easily. A friend recommended Pycnogenol to stop the bruising and nosebleeds. It worked like a charm. It also make a good anti-inflammatory. The only drawback I've experienced is that high doses (200 mg.) tend to make me a little light-headed and irritable. Pycnogenol works best if taken with lots of vitamin C (500 mg.)
Posted by 5356367342581531782 on Apr 14, 2014
I'm asthmatic and tried these to reduce inflammation of my airways. After a week, my breathing feels much less constricted. Also found increase in stamina in my regular runs. Would recommend to all asthmatic patients. This stuff works!.
Research says it's good.
Posted by MikeMember on Dec 15, 2013
Research says it's good, so I trust it is helping me stay young at 60.
Excellent combination of ingredients!
Posted by TrueReviews on Nov 15, 2013
Pycnogenol is a well known antioxidant, it recycles vitamin C in the body. So, it is better taken with vitamin C, and this product has rutin and acerola in it, which are vit C sources. I feel great using it, it has made a difference in my leg veins, and i believe in my eye sight too, which was unexpected! Click on my username for more reviews! If you thought that this review was helpful please feel free to press the 'yes' button.
Wonderful for muscle cramping
Posted by Reviewer1486013 on Dec 12, 2012
I have mold illness. One of the characteristics of this is calf cramping upon awakening; when you point your toes and stretch, your calves instantly cramp up. I decided to try this after a friend recommended it. The info says it takes 30 days, but I had results immediately, the very next morning; no calf cramps. I continue to take it and am delighted with the results. I also have had significant problems with sciatica due to muscle "clenching" of the sciatic nerve in my butt, and this seems to have taken care of that too. Once again, I am delighted. I've now been taking it for 60 days with continued excellent results.
Great for veins & to stimulate natural skin collagen production but IS THIS REAL PYCNOGENOL?
Posted by PurplePegasus on Nov 02, 2012
In the early 90's I received a glossy booklet that explained all about real pycnogenol® which should bear the trademark logo from Horphag Research Ltd and not to be confused with the unregulated 'maritime pine bark' which is said to be less potent. The Now Foods brand carries the logo (a pine tree inside a circle). I am editing this review as I could not spell "Horphag" I did a search and came across a very interesting article called PYCNOGENOL CONTROVERSY which states that Horphag is now using extraction techniques not approved by the French government (France being the only source of true pycnogenol) and the controversy states that, unless the bottle bears the seal of authenticity of Dr. Masquelier then it is the fake pycnogenol and that its extraction process turns this fake antioxidant into a potent oxidant. OUCH! Might explain my lackluster results here! More research by me is needed. My original review: I found myself taking 3 caps per day, along with COQ10 and vitamin E to alleviate the extreme thigh and wrists/arm vein pain that I experience during PMS. I was also diagnosed with high cholesterol due to steroid meds and hoping this will contribute to reversing that. This was not as effective as horsechestnut for my leg vein pain but I've since found out that horsechestnut causes or aggravates liver failure, which is an illness I'm currently treating so I definitely needed something different. My skin does look healthy with smaller pores than in the past but I'm taking a lot of supplements which are beneficial to skin so I can't gauge if it's the pycnogenol® or not. I trust it is working and might try a higher dosage later to see if that works better. Time will tell. No apparent side effects.