Maritime Pine Bark – 60 vcaps

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  • August 1, 2012

Maritime Pine Bark Extract – Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals

Anti-oxidant Proanthocyanidins

Ingredients per capsule
Maritime Pine Bark as 85% proanthocyanidins 50 mg

One of the earliest recorded usages of pine bark comes to us from the diary of the explorer Jacques Cartier. After being trapped in the ice, Cartier and his crew began showing symptoms of scurvy. Fortunately for them, a Native North American told them to make a tea from the bark and needles of the pine tree to treat their symptoms, which allowed Cartier and his crew to survive. Four hundred years later Professor Jacques Masquelier produced an extract from pine bark and called the active ingredients “Pycnogenol” now known as proanthocyanidins. The name Pycnogenol was then trademarked and refers to the extract of Maritime Pine Bark. Therefore, Maritime Pine Bark Extract is the GENERIC name of the well known product Pycnogenol®.

Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals’ Maritime Pine Bark Extract contains 85% proanthocyanidins, the same amount of active ingredients as Pycnogenol®. Proanthocyanidins are very powerful anti-oxidants, approximately 50 times more potent than Vitamin C or E.

Maritime Pine Bark extracts have been shown to:

  1. Increase the vitamin C levels in the cells
  2. Protect the cells from damage caused by free-radicals and other oxidants
  3. Strengthen the walls of blood vessels (capillaries)
  4. Help prevent the destruction of collagen which is important for the maintenance of tendons, ligaments and skin elasticity
  5. Help prevent the synthesis and release of compounds responsible for allergies and inflammation.

Suggested dose for adults: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

Caution: If pregnant or breastfeeding consult your licensed health care practitioner prior to use.

Maritime Pine Bark is manufactured under strict GMP standards. It does not contain artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners, preservatives, chemical additives, wheat, yeast or animal derivatives

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