Mediterranean Pine tree

The bark extract from the Mediterranean Pine tree (Pinus Pinaster) in France (Les Landes de Gascogne) is known under de brand name Pycnogenol® and is obtained from Horphag Research in Geneva Switzerland. It is a so-called branded ingredient.

The extract is GMO free, not irradiated, Kosher and Halal certified.

Plant part used: bark.

Extraction-method: water & ethanol.

Pycnogenol®, a pink-reddish/brownish powder, contains 73% polyphenols, like proanthocyanidines. It is known for it's anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, immune system supporting and cardiovascular effects. Pycnogenol® helps maintain healthy circulation by supporting relaxation of arteries, consequently improving blood flow and blood pressure, and relieving burden to the heart. This high-quality extract has among the lowest scores on heavy metal contamination; Lead (0,84 ppm), Aserenic (< 0,06 ppm), Cadmium  (<0,02 ppm) and Mercury (<0,01 ppm).

Pycnogenol® works well with the oxygen-rich amino acid L-Arginine to increase levels of nitrogen oxide (NO2 ) which improves blood flow to the sexual organs (Aoki H et al, Phytother Res 2012 Feb:26(2):204–207).

Pycnogenol® is the main active ingredient in our product Male Factor 3.