Price: £11.16 - £36.76
Manufacturer: Pharma Nord
Pycnogenol is a unique plant extract that originates from the bark of the maritime pine trees grown in sustainable forests in south-western France. Pycnogenol supplements, Bio-Pycnogenol from Pharma Nord contains French maritime bark (Pinus pinaster) which works as an antioxidant by protecting cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It is a natural source of proathrocyanadins.
Free radicals are chemicals that are created by our own metabolism as well as from environmental factors such as smoking, air pollution and UV light exposure.
Scientific research demonstrates that Pycnogenol provides a multitude of health benefits which encompass heart and circulation, skin care, joint health, seasonal itchy eyes and runny nose, plus glucose control and menstrual discomfort.
Why Pharma Nord Bio-Pycnogenol:
Pycnogenol is a potent antioxidant, with an antioxidant activity approximately fifty 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 memrane) phases of cells from damage by free radicals. Pycnogenol also promotes increased availability of vitamin C within the body.
Pycnogenol antioxidants are particularly effective for maintaining healthy functioning of blood vessels, and the eyes, as well as maintaining normal strength, flexibility and suppleness of the skin. Pycnogenol also helps maintain a normal response by the body to allergic or inflammatory challenge.
Pharma Nord recommends the following...
First week: 2 tablets twice per day or as directed by a physician.
Thereafter: 1 tablet twice daily or as directed by a physician.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
The generally recommended intake for pine bark extract is 40-160mg per day. It is rapidly absorbed and distributed around the body in about 30 minutes.
There are no known adverse effects or drug contra-indications from taking Pycnogenol.
Pregnant or lactating women and those on medication should consult a doctor before using any product.
Name and Package:
The trade name of the preparation is Bio-Pycnogenol. It is sold in tablets packed in blister packs, in boxes of 30, 60 and 150.
Declared content per tablet:
(Pycnogenol is a registered Trademark owned by Horphag Research Limited and protected by US Patent # 4,698,360)
The raw materials comply with government regulations in the EC and Scandinavia. Testing ensures that the raw materials are in accordance with their certificates of analysis.
The tablets are produced under pharmaceutical control.
The preparation is a clear coated, pale red-brown round biconvex tablet.
The average tablet weight is 245mg with a deviation of ±5%.
The tablets are packed in a press out transparent plastic blister pack with an aluminium membrane approved for use with food.
All blister packs are batch numbered and the boxes are date stamped in accordance with current regulations.
Minimum 4 years.
Product to be stored at room temperature.
The rights to this product belong to:
Pharma Nord ApS, Denmark.
Bio-Pycnogenol v Other Brands
I have taken Bio Pycnogenol for several years now and did not have a day off sick from work for over 7 years. I had a break from the Bio Pycnogenol earlier this year and was off twice with flu virus infections between January and March. Coincidence??? I was left with some allergy symptoms and advised by a GP to take an over the counter antihistamine which I did for a couple of months. Then I went back on the Bio Pycnogenol a few months ago and no longer need the antihistamine. My general health has improved again and I look forward to a sickness free work record up to my retirement.
This product is truly remarkable. And it’s the real thing! Pycnogenol, to be authentic, has to come from French maritime pine trees; and Pharma Nord’s Pycnogenol does. So you can count on it.
Many clinical studies have been carried out on this natural product. Pycnogenol has been found to be beneficial as a powerful prophylactic against many diseases: heart disease and cardiovascular problems among them, and about sixty other diseases as well.
Pycnogenol is a powerful antioxidant, so it protects cells from free radical damage. It improves the elasticity of blood vessels, prevents stickiness in the blood; and strengthens the walls of blood vessels; so it improves blood circulation.
But more than this, it is good for the eyes, it works against ageing, helps with hay fever and allergies; it is beneficial for asthma sufferers; it helps protect against arthritis, and much more besides. Apparently, there are studies underway on brain function too. Pycnogenol is thought to help ward off Alzheimer’s disease.
So much can be said in Pycnogenol’s favour. I have been taking this supplement from Pharma Nord for quite some time; and I can honestly say that I feel it has helped me greatly. I attribute the excellent recovery I have made from a heart attack some seven years ago in no small part due to Pycnogenol. Once I started taking this supplement, I noticed the difference in a short time.
I highly recommend this product.
I have been using this product for years on and off but since Diabetes condition is manifesting in my body I have been using it regularly.
I have recommended it and will continue doing so.
I have suffered with hay fever for quite a few years, but it seemed to be getting worse. As well as my eyes feeling itchy and the constant urge to sneeze, my head felt really cloudy and it affected my concentration.
A colleague told me about a natural supplement called Bio-Pycnogenol and said it had really helped her with her symptoms. I started taking it about six weeks before the start of the hay fever season last year and couldn't quite believe the results.
I rarely experienced the hay fever symptoms I had the previous year and no longer had to rely on anti-histamines. I also have a cat allergy which was difficult as I have a cat! I've noticed that Bio-Pycnogenol has helped with this too.
I have recently bought Bio-Pycnogenol tablets to decrease the inflammatory response of my system and they worked almost immediately. I already noticed a marked improvement after one day of taking the tablets. Now my husband is taking them, too. They are fantastic!
I have just bought some more of your wonderful tablets. By combining exercise and a healthy diet with your products I can keep looking and feeling as good as possible. Bio-Pycnogenol makes me feel better and it's good for the blood and protection from cell stress. I'm happy with it. Thanks a lot.
My skin is brighter than another supplement. Love it!
I have to comment on my experience of your wonderful products, I am 62 ex service widow with few health conditions. Arthritis means i'm stiff as board and now I have Iritus which I take steroids for from eye hospital. I bought BIO PYCNOGENOL, BIO -FISH OIL and BIO-VIT D 5000, I FEEL FANTASTIC TO WHAT I DID BEFORE I TOOK THEM. Tina Turner again ,well I can feel the difference in myself more wide awake ,not quite as stiff, more positive mood and i'm sure this is your products, also good treatment of Bristol eye hospital. I did ask pharmacist first if it would be ok to take products with steroid drops,yes they said and BINGO feeling in pink again.
I began taking Bio-Pycnogenol earlier on this year after experiencing hayfever like symptoms, particularly itchy eyes and sneezing. Within a couple of weeks a really noticed an improvement and throughout the Summer I haven't had any further problems. I really believe it is all down to Bio-Pycnogenol
I have just found this product and I am about to start taking it to help reduce hot flushes, night time sweats due to the menopause. I will be back to let you know if this product has worked or not.
I take it primarily for the antioxidant benefits but since starting them I haven't had any sinus headaches, which I normally get a few times a year when the pollen count is high.
No more itchy, scratchy eyes during hay-fever season - hooray!
I first heard of this from my sister in law who suffered a mild stroke and it affected one of her eye muscles (orbis ocularis, the large muscle that surrounds the eye). It suffered some form of degeneration and desperate to find a natural remedy, she discovered pycnogenols and decided to give it a try. A year later she had a check up, and much to the disbelief amazement of her ophthalmologist, the muscle had rejuvenated to the point of near-perfect health, something he says he has never seen before. Also, her blood pressure and cholesterol levels had fallen dramatically, and this is the only supplement she takes.
I took it a week before a flight, and for a first time didn't get puffy ankles.
Definitely a very potent remedy.
I'm also impressed by Pycnogenol, it seems to offset some of the adverse symptoms when using Ramipril . I have Haemochromatosis which is an iron overload condition. Iron in excess causes free radical promotion, Pycnogenol can help offset these damaging effects being a powerful anti-oxidant.
I love cats and my best friend has eight of them, but I never touched them and sat on dining room chairs rather than the sofa when I visited to avoid coming into contact with cat hair.
Despite that I needed my inhaler three or four times whenever I visited and I'd still leave wheezy and puffy eyed.
Thankfully, my mum told me about Pycnogenol, which is a French pine bark extract that could help to ease asthma and allergies. I decided to give it a try and started taking the capsules twice a day.
The next time I visited my friend two weeks later I only had to use my inhaler once, which was a noticeable improvement.
I was still taking the supplement two months later and by then I could let the cats jump on my lap without feeling any ill effects.
Now almost a year later, I'm even contemplating getting my own cat!
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