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How It Works

Pycnogenol is a mixture of many substances belonging to the flavonoid family, primarily proanthocyanidins and phenolic acids.1 Test tube, animal, and preliminary human research has shown Pycnogenol to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity through several biological mechanisms, as well as blood-thinning, blood vessel–relaxing, and connective tissue–strengthening effects.2, 3, 4

How to Use It

60 to 300 mg daily

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