Pycnogenol 30mg/60 capsules from Twinlab.
Twinlab's Pycnogenol is an Amazing Natural
Antioxidant! Protect yourself from free radicals and
keep healthy so your strength gains can keep
Although oxygen is essential for life, its reactivity with other compounds can be detrimental. Free radicals are the result of
some oxygen molecules that are converted into oxidizing agents during the process that creates energy in cells, cellular
respiration. Oxygen is a very active element, and in the process of exchanging the molecules in the bloodstream, oxygen
combines with many different compounds. Some of the compounds can cause damage to body tissue.
These harmful compounds, "free radicals", can be caused in a number of ways, such as ionized radiation from the sun,
x-rays, and industry; nitrous oxide from automobile exhaust, cigarette smoke, alcohol, saturated fat, and chemicals found
in food, water, and air. Because of free radicals' instability, they react with cells in the body causing abnormality. There
are many free radical related health problems and conditions such as cancer, aging, atherosclerosis, and over 60
Antioxidants work in a variety of ways to reduce the effects of free radicals. They can greatly decrease the damage
caused by free radicals, stop them from forming to begin with, or "oxidize" them by combining with them and neutralizing
their harmful effects through stabilization. The body produces two enzymes on its own to stabilize free radicals. They are
Superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase. Although supplements of these enzymes are
available directly, the body may not be able to absorb them. Therefore, it is much more useful to supply the body with the
building blocks of these enzymes so that the body can build them itself. There are many vitamins, minerals, enzymes,
and herbs that act as antioxidants or aid in the production of them such as Pine Bark Extract, vitamin E, beta-carotene,
vitamins B2, B3, and B6, CoEnzyme Q-10, bilberry, grape seed, pine bark, ginkgo biloba, selenium, zinc, copper, and
many others. The best way to make sure your covering all the bases in the neutralization of free radicals is to supplement
with a wide variety of antioxidants.Antioxidants have amazing preventative
ability and can add youth, health, and strength to your body.
What's in it?
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount Per Capsule:
Pycnogenol (Pine Bark Extract): 30mg
Standardized for a minimum 95% proanthocyanidins, phenolics and flavonoids)
Other ingredients: Potato Starch, Cellulose,
Gelatin, Purified Water, Magnesium Stearate,
One hard gelatin capsule supplies 30 mg of
Pycnogenol (a natural pine bark extract from
Pinus maritima imported from France) which
contains a minimum of 95% proanthocyanidins,
phenolics and flavonoids. Pycnogenol is a
registered trademark of Horphag Overseas
Limited, Geneva, Switzerland.
As a dietary supplement for adults,
take one or two capsules daily, preferably at