Source of antioxidants that help protect cells against oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Each capsule contains:
Pinus pinaster (Maritime pine, stem bark).................25mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)..........................................25mg
Inulin, Oryza sativa (rice) hull powder, rice bran, hypromellose.
No artificial fillers, binders and colouring.
Adults: 1-2 capsules 2 times per day
Keep opened and unopened bottles refrigerated.
Brain booster, anti-inflammatory, treats impotence, improves micro-circulation, reduces swelling of legs
Pine Bark contains more than 40 different types of antioxidants and flavonoids that are rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidin compounds (OPC).
Elixir Botanica’s Pine Bark is made from the stem of Pinus pinaster, the French maritime pine. It contains between 65-90% OPC with vitamin C added to enhance their anti-ageing properties.
Potent Antioxidant: Pine bark is one of the most potent antioxidants ever tested and can even quench nitric oxide, that can directly attack the DNA.
Booster: Though it is not a network antioxidant, the French maritime pine bark has the special ability to boost the efficacies of network antioxidants and the efficient recycling of vitamin C. Thereby, boosting the body’s levels of glutathione and vitamin E, to further increase cellular defences against free radical damage.
Flavonoids enhances the activity of vitamin C, which is essential to make collagen that lines the walls of capillaries that forms the foundation of the body’s cardiovascular system. Weak capillaries can lead to oedema and fluid retention or swelling. Pine bark improves micro-circulation by reinforcing capillary walls and make them more resilient.
Reduction of Blood Platelet Aggregation: Platelet aggregation can cause blood clots, leading to strokes and heart attacks. Human studies have shown that pine bark to be five times more effective than aspirin to reduce blood platelet aggregation, thereby providing an effective natural protection against cardiovascular diseases, especially for smokers.
Other Benefits: Pine Bark is also known for its anti-microbial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. The active ingredients in pine bark has been shown to inhibit lipid peroxidation, platelet aggregation, capillary permeability and fragility. It also affects enzyme systems, which basically means it may be a natural treatment for many serious health conditions, such as stroke and heart disease. It can also help reduce muscle soreness and may help improve conditions relating to poor circulation, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, ADHD, female reproductive issues, bad skin, erectile dysfunction, eye disease and sports stamina.
Skin/ Beauty: Pine Bark is also widely used in the beauty industry as an effective natural supplement to prevent and reduce hyper-pigmentation such as melasma. Due to its ability to maintain high levels of serum vitamin C concentration, pine bark is also an excellent supplement for soft, radiant and youthful skin by reducing fine wrinkles and nourishing the skin.
the above information is updated as of 25 Aug 2023