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Omega Alpha Maritime Pine Bark Extract

Anti-oxidant Proanthocyanidins

Ingredients per capsule
Maritime Pine Bark as 85% proanthocyanidins 50 mg

One of the earliest recorded usages of pine bark comes to us from the diary of the explorer Jacques Cartier. After being trapped in the ice, Cartier and his crew began showing symptoms of scurvy. Fortunately for them, a Native North American told them to make a tea from the bark and needles of the pine tree to treat their symptoms, which allowed Cartier and his crew to survive. Four hundred years later Professor Jacques Masquelier produced an extract from pine bark and the active ingredients are now known as proanthocyanidins. 

Proanthocyanidins are very powerful anti-oxidants, approximately 50 times more potent than Vitamin C or E. Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals’ Maritime Pine Bark Extract contains 85% proanthocyanidins.The most notable effects of the proanthocyanidins found in Maritime Pine Bark Extract are its antioxidant capabilities. Oxidants such as free radials have been linked to many chronic degenerative diseases such as arthritis and heart disease. Free radicals have also been linked to damage caused by heart attacks and strokes.

Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals’ Maritime Pine Bark Extract contains 85% proanthocyanidins.

Maritime Pine Bark extracts have been shown to:

  1. Increase the vitamin C levels in the cells
  2. Protect the cells from damage caused by free-radicals and other oxidants
  3. Strengthen the walls of blood vessels (capillaries)
  4. Help prevent the destruction of collagen which is important for the maintenance of tendons, ligaments and skin elasticity
  5. Help prevent the synthesis and release of compounds responsible for allergies and inflammation.

Suggested dose for adults: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

Caution: If pregnant or breastfeeding consult your licensed health care practitioner prior to use.

Maritime Pine Bark is manufactured under strict GMP standards. It does not contain artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners, preservatives, chemical additives, wheat, yeast or animal derivatives