Now Foods Pycnogenol

Now Foods Pycnogenol

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Pycnogenol is a unique combination of proanthocyanidins obtained from the bark of the French maritime pine. As a potent natural scavenger of free radicals, Pycnogenol helps to protect the body's tissues from oxidative stress and supports a healthy, balanced immune system response to normal metabolic stress. Through these mechanisms, Pycnogenol helps to maintain vascular strength and function.

Why Pycnogenol may play an important role in exercise?

Physical exercise is important to overall health and at the same time increases our body’s need for oxygen. Research indicates Pycnogenol® may play an important role with physical activity because it was shown to aid the body in producing nitric oxide (NO), thus enhancing blood microcirculation and improving blood flow to the muscles. This helps the body achieve peak muscle performance and speeds recovery after exercise, which may result in reduction of muscular aches in both athletes and healthy individuals.

What are the key features of this sports supplement?

  • Free Radical Scavenger
  • With 300 mg Bioflavonoids
  • Healthy Vascular Function
  • Balanced Immune Response
  • Pycnogenol Horphag Research
  • Vegetarian/Vegan

Pycnogenol is a unique combination of proanthocyanidins obtained from the bark of the French maritime pine. As a potent natural scavenger of free radicals, Pycnogenol helps to protect the body's tissues from oxidative stress and supports a healthy, balanced immune system response to normal metabolic stress. Through these mechanisms, Pycnogenol helps to maintain vascular strength and function.

Why Pycnogenol may play an important role in exercise?

Physical exercise is important to overall health and at the same time increases our body’s need for oxygen. Research indicates Pycnogenol® may play an important role with physical activity because it was shown to aid the body in producing nitric oxide (NO), thus enhancing blood microcirculation and improving blood flow to the muscles. This helps the body achieve peak muscle performance and speeds recovery after exercise, which may result in reduction of muscular aches in both athletes and healthy individuals.

What are the key features of this sports supplement?

  • Free Radical Scavenger
  • With 300 mg Bioflavonoids
  • Healthy Vascular Function
  • Balanced Immune Response
  • Pycnogenol Horphag Research
  • Vegetarian/Vegan

How Pycnogenol® helps relax blood vessels and improves blood flow?

Pycnogenol® stimulates the enzyme “endothelial nitric oxide synthase” (eNOS) for enhanced generation of NO from the precursor molecule L-arginine.

How does Pycnogenol® act as an energy enhancer?

The link between Pycnogenol® and sports endurance was first studied several years ago at California State University. Recreational athletes showed an increase of athlete endurance while supplementing with Pycnogenol® as compared to endurance recorded from participants taking the placebo.

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study design, recreational athletes were supplemented with either Pycnogenol® or placebo for 30 days and were then crossed over to the other group for an additional 30 days.  The athletes performed under controlled conditions on a treadmill with individual settings adjusted to 85% of a person’s maximum oxygen consumption to prevent too rapid exhaustion and reduce anaerobic metabolism. Results of the study showed a statistically significant increase of athlete endurance while taking Pycnogenol® as compared to endurance recorded from participants taking the placebo.

Pycnogenol increases endurance on a treadmill

Pycnogenol® aids in muscle recovery and alleviates cramping

An increase in physical activity can lend itself to sore muscles and fatigue which can take several days to subside.

Pycnogenol® was shown to significantly reduce muscular pain and cramps in athletes and healthy, normal individuals. Poor circulation in the muscle is known to cause cramps and the antioxidant improved the cramping in patients due to a stimulation of blood flow to their muscle tissue.

The findings indicate that Pycnogenol® can play an important role in sports by improving blood flow to the muscles and hastening post-exercise recovery.  This is great news to the millions of athletes worldwide and extremely significant for all individuals interested in muscle cramp and pain relief with a natural approach.

Pycnogenol lowers muscular pain in sports

Pycnogenol® enhances blood microcirculation for better blood flow and oxygenation of muscle

Two clinical studies have shown that Pycnogenol® causes vasodilatation and consequently improves blood micro-circulation. An increased presence of oxygen and decreased carbon dioxide after consumption of Pycnogenol® was shown. Pycnogenol® contributes to better blood flow and oxygenation of muscle.

Take 2 capsules 1 to 3 times daily.


Serving Size: 2 Veg Capsules
Serving Per Container: 75
  Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
Pycnogenol (French Maritime Pine Bark Extract) (Pinus pinaster) 60 mg *
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex 600 mg *
* Daily Value not established.

Cellulose (capsule), rice flour and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients.

Produced in a facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

Stored in a cool, dry place after opening.

Caution: For adults only. Consult doctor if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle. Natural color variation may occur in this product.

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  • 2kg - 25kg - £15.99
  • 25kg+ - £31.98 - (Package will need to be sent in two parcels)

 

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