There are those who believe that the reason the French live for so long is because they drink red wine with every meal; then there are those who know that it's not just the wine that affords them their longevity. Pine Bark Extract is not just a fantastic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it also helps the body absorb vitamin C better too.
You probably already know the Pine Tree as that ubiquitous spear that sprouts upwards across the Southern French paysage. Perhaps you've even stepped on its crunchy mat of fallen, dried needles and thought better of disturbing scorpions or wild boar. It might surprise you then that, to some, the Pine Tree represents more than just an idle feature of God's own topiary.
Technically, an invasive tree that is native to the Western and Southwestern mediterranean region, Pinus pinaster has spread across the world with phenomenal speed. Also known as Maritime Pine or Cluster Pine, it certainly has its detractors but it is its bark which has a more popular history, one that dates back to 1534.
The 450 year old legend has it that a ship sailing from France to Canada, captained by the explorer Jacques Cartier, became stuck in the ice near Quebec. As the days wore on, the crew began to fall ill with scurvy, a common and fatal disease caused by low levels of vitamin C. Legend has it that the crew was saved when a Quebec Indian gave them an infusion to drink made from pine needles and bark.
Some four hundred years later, the French researcher, Jacques Masquelier decided to get to the bottom of this fable and he began to study the Pine Tree. What he discovered was that the flavonoids in the bark act not just as an antioxidant but also as a facilitator of the effectiveness of the Pine needles, which were rich in vitamin C.
Now, Swanson Superior Herbs Pine Bark Extract brings you all the antioxidant power of that same source and gives you the chance to greatly boost your overall health, just as those sailors did 450 years ago.
Swanson Superior Herbs Pine Bark Extract is absolutely teeming with chemicals known as Flavonols and Bioflavonoids; substances that at first glance give fruits and vegetables their colour. What we now know is that they also have incredibly beneficial effects on the human body.
The Bioflavonoids in Swanson Superior Herbs Pine Bark Extract are particularly useful for improving circulation and repairing tissue. By adding hot water and a little pressure, Masquelier discovered that he could extract these remarkable antioxidants from the Pine Bark easily and pass it on to the willing consumer.
So popular was his discovery that it was awarded a US patent in 1987. To this date, Swanson Superior Herbs Pine Bark Extract offers you the kind of circulatory and heart protection that the French have usually attributed to red wine or grape seed extract.
To be taken as a dietary supplement. Take one capsule once or twice a day with water.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, rice powder.
If you are already on other medication or suffer from any pre-existing conditions which you believe may contradict this supplement then ALWAYS seek advice from a physician before taking.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.