What is pycnogenol?

Pycnogenol® is an extract from a French maritime Pine tree.

This extract is taken from the bark of mono-species of pine trees grown exclusively in Les Landes de Gascogne Forest in southwest France
The forest is unspoiled and natural- with no pesticides or herbicides used.
The premium quality of Pycnogenol® components comes from the fact the bark is not subject to seasonal variations which makes it an ideal botanical source.

Pycnogenol trees Les Landes de Gascogne forest in southwest France

Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract is a naturally programmed combination with constant proportions of procyanidins, bioflavonoids and organic acids, which offer amazing natural properties.

Pycnogenol’s unique blend of active compounds has four basic properties :

It’s a powerful antioxidant (in fact it is 20 times more potent than Vitamin C and 50 times more potent than Vitamin E)
It acts as a natural anti-inflammatory
It helps generate collagen and hyaluronic acid
It aids in the production of endothelial nitric oxide which helps to dilate blood vessels.

Pycnogenol® French maritime pine bark extract is a scientific evidence based and proprietary extract, which is protected by several U.S. and international patents. The ingredient is Kosher certified, Halal and “self-affirmed” GRAS(2) for applications in functional foods and beverages.

Pycnogenol® is based on unique and proprietary extraction technology, and complies with the highest quality standards. The manufacture of Arborvitae’s supplements is undertaken by TGA licensed manufacturer’s that comply with the TGA’s Good Manufacturing Practices, and does not include any toxic solvent.”

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Pycnogenol has been widely studied for the past 40 years, with more than 160 clinical trials and 420 scientific publicationsensuring safety and efficacy as an ingredient. 


Pycnogenol 100 percent natural

40 years 4 amazing properites

Pycnogenol Major Fields of Application

Arborvitae Joint Health

Pharmacological Actions
Pharmacological studies employing in vitro, animal, and/or human models have found that Pycnogenol has:

  • Potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities
  • Improves endothelial function (relieves vasoconstriction)
  • Reduces platelet aggregation
  • Reduces α-glucosidase activity and blood glucose levels
  • Improves diabetes related BP
  • Improves Neuropathy,Cardiomyopathy and Liver damage
  • Alters neurotransmitter levels in children with ADHD
  • Improves measures of cognition
  • Reduces neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, and behavioral impairments associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Arborvitae’s range of natural supplements contain natural plant extracts of French Maritime Pine Bark extract (Pycnogenol) with the enzyme Papain (from Papaya), Aloe Vera and honey
This unique liquid formulation of natural ingredients provides a potent supplement, that is based on years of research into the impact of inflammation in the human body.

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Improves endothelial function (relieves vasoconstriction)

Blood Vessel Types Anatomical
Improves endothelial function (relieves vasoconstriction)

Reduces platelet aggregation

Reduces platelet aggregation

Improves measures of cognition

The Human Brain 0 Reduced Endothelial Function
Improves measures of cognition

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Pycnogenol®, the primary active ingredient in Arborvitae, can improve your health.
See our Better Health area for more information.

*Pycnogenol®, the primary active ingredient in Arborvitae,
**Research shows Pycnogenol and its unique properties can help improve joint health at all ages.
Download the full joint Health report by Horphag Research (PDF opens in new window)
***Arborvitae Health – developing, formulating and testing health supplements since 2010.

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