90 Tablets, 50mg
Pycnogenol® tablets contain pure, patented French Maritime Pine bark extract in 50 mg scored tablets. Pine bark extract is a powerful bioflavonoid that supports blood vessel, tissue and arterial health.†
I call Pycnogenol my favorite supplement due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is a very strong anti-oxidant and is well tolerated by most. It may be contraindicated with immune suppressant
drugs as it enhances immune system strength. I often suggest it for a condition I call “Old Man Ache” which is the morning soreness that makes you feel many years older. It also works for tendon pains, fascia pains,
and swelling due to trauma or bruising. It will have some effect with chronic injuries but to a much lessor degree. It works as a COX-2 inhibitor and can be taken with food or without. I find
it works best at bedtime in a dose of 200mg-300mg depending on body weight and severity of pain. I do advocate starting on the higher end of the dosage for a few nights and reducing after the third or fourth night. I believe it works synergistically with Vitamin C. I have also suggested this with liquid fish oil to enhance the reduction in inflammation (2-3tbsp/day).
I chose Douglas Labs as it is the purest I could find. I have tried many other brands which are often cheaper and have been disappointed. Cheap brands often correlate with not good.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.