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|Servings: 30 caps.|
The preparation contains natural plant components, it is safe and highly tolerable for the organism. It can be used for preventive purposes by healthy people, those in the risk group of developing cardiovascular system diseases; it will also prove helpful for people with advanced atherosclerosis.
For preventive purposes, 1 capsule a day suffices. For increasing its bioavailability, it is good to take it with a meal.
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Pycnogenol® is the highest-quality sea pine bark extract (Pinus pinaster), patented by Horphag Research. It comes from specially-reared trees, growing on the unspoiled, unpolluted areas of Bordeaux in France. It is entirely natural, free from pesticides and herbicides. To produce 1 kg of Pycnogenol®, up to 1000 kg of sea pine bark is used.
Pycnogenol® is one of the best-studied ingredients in the world – Horphag Research has spent as many as 40 years on testing its safety and effectiveness. In total, over 160 clinical trials were conducted, and their results were presented in 420 scientific publications.
Pycnogenol® contains a unique combination of bioactive compounds that exhibit a wide spectrum of health-promoting properties. These include oligomeric proanthocyanidins, bioflavonoids and phenolic acids. They are extremely powerful antioxidants that easily neutralize free radicals and reduce the intensity of oxidative stress in the system. In addition, it has been proven that Pycnogenol® stabilizes atherosclerotic plaques, improves blood circulation, reduces platelet aggregation, promotes normalization of blood pressure, prevents glycation of proteins and regulates the body's inflammatory response.
Pycnogenol® is present in more than 1000 dietary supplements. Moreover, it can be found in many cosmetics and health-promoting products.
Dosage: no standard for unit consumption.
Studies proved the safety of doses of 300 mg per day.
The most frequently recommended dose is 50 mg for every 20-30 kg of body weight.
French maritime pine bark extract is a material often chosen by naturotherapists, demonstrating high effectiveness due to the richness of biologically active compounds, especially procyanidins. The compound that is especially distinguished is OPC (oligomeric proanthocyanidin). It is a strong antioxidant and also demonstrates anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
It is suggested that the application of French maritime pine bark extract may considerably decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular system diseases, which constitute hyperglycemia complication. It is able to decrease the level of sugar in blood and may also reduce the level of glycated hemoglobin.
It is also suggested that the application of French maritime pine bark extract supports the functionality of the male reproductive system. Research shows that in combination with arginine, this preparation increases the amount of sperm cells.
Moreover, it is proved that French maritime pine bark extract positively influences physical efficiency, slowing down the increase of NAD+ in the blood serum. By adding to this the ability of this substance to reduce muscle pain, it is a preparation, which will find its place on the shelf of each sportsman, who is looking for natural forms of support of training actions.
Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) - Asiatic pennywort, a rich source of active substances: alkaloids, phytosterols, glycosides, coumarins, asjatic acid and triterpenoid saponins. With the adaptability potential it is used not only in sports supplementation, but also among affected with stress and depression. Included in the supplements improving cognitive properties (supporting the process of learning, association and memorization), stimulanting to action (useful in combat sports and sports that require quick orientation). In addition to the beneficial effects on the nervous system, it has antioxidant diuretic properties. Gotu kola, addition to supplements improving cognitive properties, is also available in the form of pre-workout creatine stacks and nitrogen boosters.
Dosage: 5 mg per day.