Pinus pinaster seed
What is Maritime Pine Bark Extract?
Pine bark extract is made from the bark of the maritime pine tree (Pinus pinaster), which contains naturally occurring chemicals called proanthocyanidins. The maritime pine is native to the western Mediterranean, with a range extending over Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, and Morocco.
What does Maritime Pine Bark Extract do?
Maritime Pine bark extract is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are compounds that block the action of free radicals, activated oxygen molecules that can damage cells. Supporters believe Maritime Pine Bark may improve memory and joint flexibility. Some claim that pine bark extract supplements are much more effective in eliminating free radicals than vitamins C and E.*