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Nutrition Basics

Antioxidants
PYCNOGENOL


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  • Antioxidant Overview
  • Pycnogenol Description
  • Pycnogenol Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Pycnogenol Dosage Information
  • Pycnogenol Safety, Cautions & Interactionss
  • Pycnogenol Supplement Products




  • ANTIOXIDANT OVERVIEW

    FREE RADICAL FIGHTERS

    Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals. Many experts believe this damage plays a part in a number of chronic diseases, including hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), cancer, and arthritis. Free radicals can also interfere with your immune system. So, fighting off damage with antioxidants helps keep your immune system strong, making you better able to ward off colds, flu, and other infections.

    Antioxidants are compounds that neutralize the cellular-damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are produced naturally in your body, but when you exercise hard, your body pumps out more free radicals. Environmental factors such as pollution, the sun, cigarette smoke, and herbicides can also spawn free radicals. The danger is that free-radical damage may lead to cancer. Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage that free radicals otherwise might cause. As an active person, more antioxidants may help you slow the aging process, ward off cancer and stress, and promote good health.





    PYCNOGENOL ANTIOXIDANT DESCRIPTION

    BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEXES

    Pycnogenol (trade name) describes an entire class of bioflavonoids that are composed of polyphenols, or Proanthocyanidin complexes. The bioflavonoids may be extracted from pine bark, lemon tree bark, grape seeds, grape skins, or cranberries. The extract from grape pips (seeds) was patented in 1970.

    However, Pycnogenol has also been assigned to a group of flavonoids termed the flavan-3-ol derivatives. Numerous plants have been found to be sources for the class of compounds generally termed the flavonoids, and the chemical condensation of flavonoid precursors results in the formation of compounds known as condensed tannins. The broader term, bioflavonoid, has been used to designate those flavonoids with biologic activity.

    The term Pycnogenol, first coined in 1979 by J.A. Masquelier of the University of Bordeaux, as a generic term to describe proanthocyanidins has been trademarked by different corporate entities in different countries, leading to confusion. In the American market Pycnogenol is a registered trademark of a pine bark product derived from Pinus pinaster Ait. (usually referred by the obsolete name Pinus maritima Mill.), also called the French maritime pine tree.



    OLIGOMERIC PROANTHOCYANIDINS (OPCs)


    Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) are naturally occurring substances present in a variety of food and botanical sources. They are unique phytochemicals known as flavonoids that have powerful antioxidant capabilities and excellent bioavailability. OPCs are highly water soluble, so the body is able to absorb them rapidly. Clinical tests suggest that OPCs may be as much as 50 times more potent than vitamin E and 20 times more potent than vitamin C in terms of bioavailable antioxidant activity. What's more, OPCs work with the antioxidant glutathione to recycle and restore oxidized vitamin C, thus increasing the vitamin's effectiveness. Because they are able to cross the blood-brain barrier, OPCs can protect the brain and spinal nerves against free radical damage. In addition to their antioxidant activity, OPCs protect the liver from damage caused by toxic doses of acetaminophen, a non-prescription pain reliever; they strengthen and repair connective tissue, including that of the cardiovascular system, and they moderate allergic and inflammatory responses by reducing histamine production.

    OPCs are found throughout plant life; however, the two main sources are Pine Bark extract ( Pycnogenol), produced from a French coastal pine tree, and Grape Seed extract, made from the seeds of the wine grape (Vitis vinifera). Pycnogenol was the first source of OPCs discovered and the process for extracting it was patented in the 1950s. As a result, even though Pycnogenol is a trademarked name for Pine Bark extract, the term is often used informally as a generic term to refer to other OPC sources as well, most notably Grape Seed extract.

  • Nutrition Basics: Antioxidants - Grape Seed (Grapeseed) Extract
  • Nutrition Basics: Antioxidants - Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC)





  • PYCNOGENOL USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

    ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION

    Pycnogenol quenches three specific types of dangerous free radicals - superoxide, hydroxyl, and nitric oxide. Pycnogenol can possibly help protect against many diseases, including heart disease and cancer, that are aggravated by free radicals. Pycnogenol, as an antioxidant, has been shown to be 20 times more powerful than Vitamin C and 50 times more powerful than Vitamin E.

    BENEFITS

    Pycnogenol is a complex mixture of phenolic and polyphenolic compounds and their sugar derivatives. Parallels between Pycnogenol and some times of herbal products have been drawn. The sum of Pycnogenol's compounds (around 40 polyphenolic flavonoids and organic acids) is greater than the activity of their individual, isolated parts. Every component contributes to and enhances the effects with all of them playing a part in the orchestration. The main components are catechins and epicatechins. It has been used in traditional medicine as a therapeutic agent against a number of diseases in which nitric oxide has been implicated in pathogenesis. It's effect on nitric oxide radicals, in particular, have attracted scientific interest.

    Nitric oxide is a molecule essential for some cellular and physiological functions but dangerous in large amounts. For example, it plays important roles in the cardiovascular, nervous and immune systems, yet excessive nitric oxide can also promote inflammations, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's disease. It is important that nitric oxide is maintained in a balance in the body... not too much and not too little.

    Pycnogenol has the benefit of regulating and, at times, inhibiting nitric oxide production. It can down-regulate the body's key nitric oxide-activating enzyme and nitric oxide-dependent genes. Pycnogenol also appears to have particular benefits in reducing inflammation caused by excessive nitric oxide radicals released by white blood cells.

    Pycnogenol's role as a nitric oxide regulator was borne out by research in Tampa Florida. Pycnogenol increased nitric oxide levels in the endothelial cells that line the heart and blood vessel walls, thus permitting optimal vasodilation of blood vessels. In experiments on rats' blood vessels, the stress hormone adrenaline was used to constrict blood vessels, mimicking what occurs in heart disease. After adding Pycnogenol, nitric oxide levels increased and the blood vessels dilated, a sign of normal blood-vessel function. These experiments may appear to contradict each other, but instead they point to the complex and subtle ways antioxidants function in different types of cells.

    In addition, Pycnogenol has a "sparing effect" on vitamin E, and the flavonoid complex plays some roles in reduction-oxidation, the process that recycles and regenerates antioxidants in the body.

    Pycnogenol may reduce the risk of coronary artery disease in still other ways. In scientific experiments, it was found that smoking tobacco increases platelet aggregation, or the clotting of blood cells, but that Pycnogenol decreases such aggregation in just 2 hours.

    It also reduces the body's levels of interleukin-6, an immune system compound associated with the progression of aging and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In an experiment with mice whose immune systems were damaged by alcohol, Pycnogenol restored the animal's ability to fight retrovirus infections.

    Pycnogenol of particular benefit to patients suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It is typically recommended for CFS patients, some of whom have included professional athletes in hockey and baseball. These patients are put on a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet and are supplemented with a therapeutic dose of 200 to 400 mg of Pycnogenol daily. A decrease in most CFS symptoms usually occurs in 3 to 6 weeks indicating that Pycnogenol seems to give these people a jump start toward overcoming their health problem.

    Pycnogenol has the capability to bond collagen fibers and reverse tissue damage and injury.





    PYCNOGENOL DOSAGE INFORMATION

    Pycnogenol is absorbed into the bloodstream in about 20 minutes. Once absorbed, the maximum protective effect lasts about 72 hours. The protective effect begins to fall as it is excreted in the urine.

    Pycnogenol has a recommended dosage of 20 mg per every 20 pounds of body weight, or approximately 150 to 200 mg per day. Some experts recommend lower doses, only 25 to 30 mg per day and higher doses are only then recommended for treating disease condition or injuries at a dosage level of 0.5 to 1 mg per pound of body weight per day.





    PYCNOGENOL SAFETY, CAUTIONS, & INTERACTIONS

    Pycnogenol is claimed as causing no adverse effects and can assist Vitamin C to enter cells.

    It is believed that Pycnogenol is non-mutagenic, non-carcinogenic and non-toxic.






    GRAPE SEED SUPPLEMENTS & RELATED PRODUCTS

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  • QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS



    GRAPE SEED EXTRACT & GRAPESEED OIL HERBAL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera), Organic, Bulk Carrier & Vegetable Oils


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera), Organic & Refined, Choice of Sizes


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    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz. (68296)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 8 fl. oz. (35070)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 16 fl. oz. (15599)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz. (68295)
    HerbsPro: Pure Grapeseed Oil, Life-Flo, 16 fl. oz. (94857)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Carrier Oil, Natures Alchemy, 16 fl. oz. (35152)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 1 Gallon (105856)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Extract, Natrol, 50 mg, 60 Caps (16698)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, FoodScience of Vermont, 50 mg, 60 Caps (74921)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 60 mg, 90 Caps (68293)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 60 mg, 180 Caps (68291)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Country Life, 100 mg, 50 Caps (37200)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, TwinLab, 100 mg, 60 Caps (19628)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, FoodScience of Vermont, 100 mg, 60 Caps (74923)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Bluebonnet Nutrition, 100 mg, 90 VCaps (100732)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 100 mg, 100 Caps (68287)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 100 mg, 200 Caps (68288)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 120 mg, 100 Caps (81982)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Mega Natural BP, Healthy Origins, 150 mg, 150 Caps (109578)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Country Life, 200 mg, 60 VCaps (37202)
    HerbsPro: Proanthodyn Grapeseed Extract, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 60 Caps (75178)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 200 mg, 100 Caps (74350)
    HerbsPro: Proanthodyn Grapeseed Extract, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 120 Caps (75179)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Now Foods, 250 mg, 90 VCaps (68294)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Mega Natural BP, Healthy Origins, 300 mg, 150 Caps (88340)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 400 mg, 100 Caps (81983)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Grapeseed Pure Carrier Oil, Aura Cacia, 4 fl. oz.: K
    Kalyx: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Store, 16 fl. oz.: HF


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Grapeseed Herbal Supplement Products
    Amazon: Grapeseed Herbal Grocery & Gourmet Food Products

    Amazon.com Books: The Flavonoid Revolution: Grape Seed Extract & Other Flavonoids Against Disease By Michael Colgan, Lesley Colgan

    Amazon.com Books: All About Grape Seed Extract By Dallas Clouatre PhD, Jack Callem


  • Nutrition Basics: Grape Seed Extract Antioxidant Information
  • Nutrition Basics: Grape Seed Herbal Information
  • Nutrition Basics: Grapes Herbal Information
  • Aromatherapy: Grape Seed Oil Information



  • GRAPE SEED EXTRACT & GRAPESEED OIL HERBAL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera), Organic, Bulk Carrier & Vegetable Oils


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera), Organic & Refined, Choice of Sizes


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz. (68296)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 8 fl. oz. (35070)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 16 fl. oz. (15599)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz. (68295)
    HerbsPro: Pure Grapeseed Oil, Life-Flo, 16 fl. oz. (94857)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Carrier Oil, Natures Alchemy, 16 fl. oz. (35152)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 1 Gallon (105856)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Extract, Natrol, 50 mg, 60 Caps (16698)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, FoodScience of Vermont, 50 mg, 60 Caps (74921)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 60 mg, 90 Caps (68293)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 60 mg, 180 Caps (68291)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Country Life, 100 mg, 50 Caps (37200)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, TwinLab, 100 mg, 60 Caps (19628)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, FoodScience of Vermont, 100 mg, 60 Caps (74923)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Bluebonnet Nutrition, 100 mg, 90 VCaps (100732)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 100 mg, 100 Caps (68287)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 100 mg, 200 Caps (68288)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 120 mg, 100 Caps (81982)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Mega Natural BP, Healthy Origins, 150 mg, 150 Caps (109578)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Country Life, 200 mg, 60 VCaps (37202)
    HerbsPro: Proanthodyn Grapeseed Extract, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 60 Caps (75178)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 200 mg, 100 Caps (74350)
    HerbsPro: Proanthodyn Grapeseed Extract, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 120 Caps (75179)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Now Foods, 250 mg, 90 VCaps (68294)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Mega Natural BP, Healthy Origins, 300 mg, 150 Caps (88340)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 400 mg, 100 Caps (81983)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Grapeseed Pure Carrier Oil, Aura Cacia, 4 fl. oz.: K
    Kalyx: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Store, 16 fl. oz.: HF


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Grape Seed Extract Supplement Products
    Amazon: Grapeseed Oil Supplement Products
    Amazon: Grapeseed Oil Grocery & Gourmet Food Products
    Amazon.com Books: The Flavonoid Revolution: Grape Seed Extract & Other Flavonoids Against Disease By Michael Colgan, Lesley Colgan

    Amazon.com Books: All About Grape Seed Extract By Dallas Clouatre PhD, Jack Callem


  • Nutrition Basics: Grape Seed Extract Antioxidant Information
  • Nutrition Basics: Grape Seed Herbal Information
  • Nutrition Basics: Grapes Herbal Information
  • Aromatherapy: Grape Seed Oil Information



  • GRAPE SEED EXTRACT & GRAPESEED OIL PRODUCTS

    MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS

    Mountain Rose Herbs: Grapeseed Oil, Partially Refined Vitis Vinifera, Non-Organic Bulk Carrier Oils


    STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS

    Starwest Botanicals: Grapeseed Oil, Refined, 16 fl. oz.
    Starwest Botanicals: Grapeseed Oil, Refined, 1 gallon


    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Oil, Now Foods, 4 fl. oz. (68296)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 8 fl. oz. (35070)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 16 fl. oz. (15599)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Oil, Now Foods, 16 fl. oz. (68295)
    HerbsPro: Pure Grapeseed Oil, Life-Flo, 16 fl. oz. (94857)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Carrier Oil, Natures Alchemy, 16 fl. oz. (35152)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Products, 1 Gallon (105856)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Extract, Natrol, 50 mg, 60 Caps (16698)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, FoodScience of Vermont, 50 mg, 60 Caps (74921)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 60 mg, 90 Caps (68293)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 60 mg, 180 Caps (68291)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Country Life, 100 mg, 50 Caps (37200)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, TwinLab, 100 mg, 60 Caps (19628)
    HerbsPro: Grapeseed Oil, FoodScience of Vermont, 100 mg, 60 Caps (74923)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Bluebonnet Nutrition, 100 mg, 90 VCaps (100732)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 100 mg, 100 Caps (68287)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed, Now Foods, 100 mg, 200 Caps (68288)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 120 mg, 100 Caps (81982)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Mega Natural BP, Healthy Origins, 150 mg, 150 Caps (109578)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Country Life, 200 mg, 60 VCaps (37202)
    HerbsPro: Proanthodyn Grapeseed Extract, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 60 Caps (75178)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 200 mg, 100 Caps (74350)
    HerbsPro: Proanthodyn Grapeseed Extract, Source Naturals, 200 mg, 120 Caps (75179)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Now Foods, 250 mg, 90 VCaps (68294)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Mega Natural BP, Healthy Origins, 300 mg, 150 Caps (88340)
    HerbsPro: Grape Seed Extract, Olympian Labs, 400 mg, 100 Caps (81983)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Grapeseed Pure Carrier Oil, Aura Cacia, 4 fl. oz: K
    Kalyx: Grapeseed Oil, Heritage Store, 16 fl. oz: HF


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Grape Seed Extract Supplement Products
    Amazon: Grapeseed Oil Supplement Products
    Amazon: Grapeseed Oil Grocery & Gourmet Food Products

  • Nutrition Basics: Grape Seed Extract Antioxidant Information
  • Nutrition Basics: Grape Seed Herbal Information
  • Nutrition Basics: Grapes Herbal Information
  • Aromatherapy: Grape Seed Oil Information



  • PINE HERBAL PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol French Maritime Pine Bark Extract, Life Extension 100 mg, 60 VCaps (108446)
    Pycnogenol French Maritime Pine Bark Extract is a natural plant extract containing procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and other health-giving molecules that synergistically support the bodys natural defenses against five major processes that characterize premature aging. Its effectiveness is backed by 40 years of study. Life Extension Pycnogenol French Maritime Pine Bark Extract is designed to counteract premature-aging-related changes by providing support for the following mechanisms: Membrane function: Pycnogenol promotes the integrity and normal characteristics of cell membranes. DNA function: Pycnogenol helps support normal DNA function through antioxidant activity and possibly other mechanisms. Easing inflammation: Pycnogenol helps ease inflammation by normal modulation of inflammatory cytokine molecules. Oxidative stress: Pycnogenol supports the normal functioning of healthy antioxidant systems to help suppress free radicals and protect DNA. Glycation: Pycnogenol supports cellular metabolism of sugar, healthy fasting, and post-meal blood sugar levels already within normal range, and normal sugar absorption in the intestine.
    HerbsPro: OPC-85 Pine Bark Extract, Antioxidant Protection, Source Naturals, 100 mg, 60 Tabs (7263)
    OPC-85 is a potent natural antioxidant derived from the bark of the European coastal pine, pinus maritime. It is the original product of Dr. Jacques masquelier, the researcher who first isolated and identified oligomeric proanthocyanidins, or Opcs. Opcs are powerful plant compounds which have been shown to have exceptional free- radical scavenging activity, and which help preserve the integrity of body tissues.
    HerbsPro: Pine Bark Extract, Multi-System Antioxidant, Source Naturals, 150 mg, 60 Tabs (75190)
    HerbsPro: Full Spectrum Pine Bark Extract, Planetary Herbals, 150 mg, 60 Tabs (75165)
    Pine bark contains complex polyphenols that are among the most potent of any plant. Pine polyphenols are powerful antioxidants, giving benefits to the cardiovascular system and the immune system. They are well known for supporting capillary health. Polyphenols are vigorous free radical scavengers that help the body reduce oxidative stress.
    HerbsPro: Grape Complete With Pine Bark, Country LIfe, 90 VCaps (37199)
    Hypoallergenic / Vegetarian / Kosher helps maintain the structural integrity of capillaries and connective tissue.
    HerbsPro: Pine Bark Extract, Now Foods, 240 mg, 90 VCaps (94313)
    Pine Bark Extract is naturally derived from the inner bark of Chinese Red Pine (Pinus massoniana), a significant tree species of the subtropical forests in China. It is prized for its powerful free radical-scavenging polyphenolic flavonoid constituents, oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs). In addition, scientific studies indicate that P. massoniana Bark Extract may help to support healthy cellular growth and reproduction. Green Tea Extract with EGCg has been included in this product for its flavonol content to complement the oxidant neutralizing and cell protecting effects of Pine Bark Extract.
    HerbsPro: Pine Flower Essence, Bach Flower Essences, 20 ml (42085)
    Essence of Pine (Pinus sylvestris). The Bach Flower Essences are homeopathically prepared plant and flower based essences. Each one is specially devised to relieve a different emotion and help you to manage the demands of everyday life. Pine is for people who blame themselves for something they feel they have done in the past. They are always apologizing. These people feel undeserving and unworthy.
    HerbsPro: White Pine Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (32148)
    HerbsPro: White Pine Extract, Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (76268)
    HerbsPro: Soothing Pine Cough Drops, Bioforce USA, 16 Lozenges (33893)
    Soothing Pine Cough Drops for fast natural relief for coughs, minor throat irritations and bronchial irritations. Made with fresh wildcrafted pine buds. The natural essential oils contained in Pine Syrup have an anti-inflamatory and anti-spetic action that quickly releives coughs, provides cooling relief for dry mouths and is wonderfully soothing on the throat. Two helpful products from Bioforce. Founded by A. Vogel, famous Swiss naturopath, Bioforce is one of the finest natural product manufacturing companies in the world. Made from the fresh green needles that grow out of pine boughs in the springtime, Pine Syrup, and Cough Drops filled with pine syrup, offers fast natural relief for coughs due to colds and minor bronchial irritations. The natural essential oils contained in Pine Syrup have an anti-inflamatory and anti-spetic action that quickly releives coughs, provides cooling relief for dry mouths and is wonderfully soothing on the throat.
    HerbsPro: Pine Tar Bath & Shower Gel, Grandpa's Brands Company. 8 oz. (63330)
    Pine Tar Bath & Shower Gel has the same great natural moisturizing action as the bar for those who prefer a liquid. Lathers white, rinses clean. A bar in a bottle.
    HerbsPro: Pine Tar Conditioner, Grandpa's Brands Company, 8 oz. (81098)
    The perfect companion to Grandpa's Pine Tar Shampoo. Enriched with pure vegetable Pine Tar oil. Moisturizes hair leaving it soft and manageable. Gentle enough for every day use.
    HerbsPro: Pine Tar Shampoo, Grandpa's Brands Company, 8 oz. (26039)
    Wonder Pine Tar Shampoo helps to cleanse the scalp and wash the hair. Grandpa's Wonder Pine Tar Soap has been a family favorite for generations -since 1878-as an excellent body and toilet soap, as well as a marvelous shampoo for all colors and textures of hair. This quality soap has now been translated into a unique hair shampoo that leaves scalp feeling truly clean. For that extra clean feeling. Helps remove flakes of dandruff, seborrhea and psoriasis.
    HerbsPro: Pine Tar Soap Bar, Grandpa's Brands Company, Medium Size, 3.25 oz. (26034)
    Wonder Pine Tar Soap has a refreshing natural pine tar scent and works as a shampoo, deodorant and is moisturizing to the skin. For generations, whole families have enjoyed the refreshing natural pine tar scent, and the marvelous gliding suds , and the marvelous soap. Grandpa's makes great heaps of snowy white lather in hard or soft water. Use it every day for every bath and toilet purpose. A marvelous shampoo for blondes, redheads, brunette, and for all textures of hair. An invigorating bath soap for tub or shower. Removes body odors, leaves you feeling wonderfully refreshed. A Family Favorite Since 1878.
    HerbsPro: Pine Soap Bar, Pure & Natural, Germicidal Cleanser, Heritage Products, 3.5 oz. (51434)
    Heritage Pine Tar Soap. Pure and Natural Germicidal Cleanser. Feel the extraordinary clean sensation of Pine Tar Soap. The astringent and germicidal properties of pine tar cleanse and stimulate your skin while vegetable oils restore moisture for a healthy glow. Pine oil may be helpful in relieving aches/pains from colds and flu, fighting airborne germs/bacteria, arthritis, asthma, bronchial obstructions, coughs, fevers, respiratory congestion, rheumatism, sinusitis, and urinary tract infections.
    HerbsPro: Pine Incense, Auroshikha Candles & Incense, 10 grams (34766)


  • Nutrition Basics: Pine Herbal Information



  • PYCNOGENOL SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS

    Pycnogenol is possibly the most powerful free radical scavengers. They can pass the blood-brain barrier to protect brain cells.

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol (Proanthocyanidin Complex), Source Naturals, 25 mg, 60 Tabs (7336)
    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol, Now Foods, 30 mg, 60 Caps (68644)
    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol, TwinLab, 50 mg, 60 Caps (19837)
    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol, Now Foods, 60 mg, 50 VCaps (68648)
    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol (Proanthocyanidin Complex), Source Naturals, 75 mg, 60 Tabs (7341)
    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol, Healthy Origins, 100 mg, 30 Caps (67292)
    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol (Proanthocyanidin Complex), Source Naturals, 100 mg, 60 Tabs (7333)
    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol, Healthy Origins, 100 mg, 120 VCaps (111978)
    HerbsPro: Pycnogenol Complex (Proanthocyanidin & Vitamin C), Source Naturals, 60 Tabs (7344)


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Pycnogenol, Healthy Origins, 100 mg, 60 VCaps: HF
    Kalyx: Pycnogenol, Natrol, 50 mg, 60 Caps: HF


  • Nutrition Basics: Pycnogenol Supplement Information






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