Pycnogenol® is a natural plant product made from the bark of European coastal pine. It is a powerful antioxidant supplement containing over 40 water-soluble antioxidants, composed primarily of proanthocyanidins. Proanthocyanidins are an extremely potent subclass of antioxidant flavonoids.
- Pycnogenol is the trademark name of a potent antioxidant (free radical scavenger) that is extracted from the bark of a specific variety of pine that grows in Southern France.
- As determined by the Porter Method, which is the most accurate methodology available to specifically quantify proanthocyanidin content, Pycnogenol yields:65% Proanthocyanidins17% Organic acids, organic acid glucosides and glucose esters15% Catechin and epicatechin (monomers)3% Water(Although not technically correct, classifying all phenolic components as proanthocyanosides would yield 97% proanthocyanosides)