Pine Bark Extract
Plant Origin: Pinus Maritima
Part Used: Bark
Specification: Proanthocyanidins 95% min. by UV
CAS No.: 133248-87-0
Molecular Formula: C30H26O12(Dimer)
Molecular Weight: 578(Dimer)
Appearance: Fine brownish red powder
Specific Optical Rotation: -30°~ -35°
Pine bark extract is made from the bark of a European coastal pine tree called the Landes or maritime pine, whose scientific name is Pinus maritima. The maritime pine is a member of the Pineaceae family. Pine bark extract is a new nutritional supplement used for its antioxidant properties, which are believed to be effective for a wide range of healing and preventative purposes. Pine Bark Extract is a concentrate of water-soluble bioflavonoids consisting of procyanidins, catechin, taxifolin and fruit acids in constant and mormalized proportions. Because the bark is grown layer by layer over a period of more thatn 30 years, there are nether seasonal nor annual variations in their composition of its ingredients, in contrast to other herbal extracts. All constituents are potent scavengers of free radicals.
Proanthocyanidins:95%; Polyphenols: 70-90%; OPCs: 30-85%.
Pine bark extract is used to reduce the risk and severity of heart disease, strokes, high cholesterol, and circulation problems. It is used in the nutritional treatment of varicose veins and edema, which is swelling in the body due to fluid retention and leakage of blood vessels. Arthritis and inflammation have also been improved in studies using pine bark extract, as well as the uncomfortable symptoms of PMS and menopause. The OPCs in pine bark extract are recommended for various eye conditions that are caused by blood vessel damage, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Pine bark extract is recommended to improve the health and smoothness of the skin, including damage caused by overexposure to sunlight. Pine bark extract is a supplement used for anti-aging and preventive care as well.