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Pycnogenol capsules, provided by Douglas Laboratories, supplies 50 mg of pure, patented pine bark extract in each capsule. Pycnogenol is one of the most powerful natural free-radical scavengers yet discovered. As such, it reduces oxidative damage to vital tissues and helps maintain a healthy capillary system. Pycnogenol's antioxidant activity is many times more effective than that of vitamin C and vitamin E. Pycnogenol enhances the effectiveness of vitamins C and E and can be taken together with these vitamins for added benefit. Pycnogenol is composed of water-soluble procyanidins, consisting of linked catechin and epicatechin subunits to form dimers, trimers and large flavonoid molecules with up to twelve condensed subunits. Pycnogenol is standardized to contain 70% procyanidins in accordance to United States Pharmacopoeia requirements. The remaining constituents of Pycnogenol resemble monomeric components such as free catechin, taxifolin and a range of naturally-occurring organic acids such as ferulic acid and caffeic acid. The unique nutrient mixture supplied by Pycnogenol helps maintain a healthy capillary system in several ways. It protects vitamin C which is necessary for the production of collagen. Pycnogenol can also naturally stimulate production of nitric oxide in blood vessels which is vital for supporting normal arterial health. Furthermore, Pycnogenol binds to collagen fibers, protecting them from attack by free radicals so that the natural elasticity of collagen in skin, joints, arteries, capillaries and other tissues is maintained.
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