Pycnogenol is the brand name of an extract taken from the bark of the Maritime Pine which grows along the Atlantic Coast of southwest France. The extract is rich in antioxidants and has been used by physicians in Europe for over thirty years to deal with a large range of health conditions.
The studies that have been done indicated that it's main benefit is an increase in blood flow without a drop in blood pressure. Also there was some increase in eldery women's skin elasticity. Also noted was a decrease in lower leg swelling and a decrease in symptoms of osteroarthritis. The effect on OA however, was only fully seen after 90 days use. It was also demonstrated that there was a minor positive effect on erectile dysfunction. (Examine.com)
Directions: 2 capsules with am meal and 2 capsules with midday meal for two weeks. Then take 2 capsules/day with the am meal.
ALERT! Keep away from children. No known toxicity but consult your health care provider if you have a medical condition, take medication, or are pregnant or lactating.
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