Pycnogenol for Skin and Beauty

In a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study with 62 women a complex formulation with Pycnogenol® as lead active ingredient was shown to significantly increase skin elasticity after 6 weeks oral treatment by 9% as compared to placebo.

Over 40 years of research have been dedicated by Horphag Research to establishing Pycnogenol®'s safety, efficacy and quality.

Pycnogenol is a natural plant extract from the bark of the maritime pine tree, which grows exclusively along the coast of southwest France in Les Landes de Gascogne. This unspoiled and natural forest environment is the unique source of pine bark. Pycnogenol is one of the most researched ingredients in the natural product marketplace. Published findings have demonstrated Pycnogenol’s wide array of beneficial effects on the body. Pine bark extract is an all natural combination of procyanidins, bioflavonoids and organic acids.

Recently Dr. Qz had a program showing the benefits of using Pycnogenol for younger looking skin. Click Here to watch.

As one of the most potent natural scavenger of free radicals, Pycnogenol combats many aggressive free radicals before they cause oxidative stress to vital organs. Its super-antioxidant capabilities help support healthy blood platelet activity, support healthy blood glucose levels, reduce mild menstrual cramping and abdominal pain, maintain joint flexibility, promote cardiovascular health, promote healthy sperm quality, maintain healthy cholesterol levels and support a healthy complexion.

My favorite Pycnogenol product is Isotonix OPC-3 which is the only isotonic capable Pycnogenol available on the market today. Isotonic, which means “same pressure,” bears the same chemical resemblance of the body’s blood, plasma and tears. By providing this ingredient in an isotonic state, your body readily accepts it so it does not have to go through the digestive process like pills and tablets. Therefore delivering the nutrient to you small intestine for absorption in just 5 minutes.