Purity Products Pycnogenol PLUS CoQ10 | Bioperine and Lactospore for Maximum Absorption and Bio-availability | 60 Caps
In a league of its own, Dual Action Pycnogenol® + CoQ10™ combines two revered, healthy aging nutraceuticals that provide multiple health benefits: Pycnogenol® (with over 100 studies) and research grade, non-GMO Kaneka® CoQ10*. Featuring 50mg of Pycnogenol® and 100mg of the Kaneka® CoQ10, along with key co-factors (per 2 capsule serving), Pycnogenol® + CoQ10™ delivers powerful nutrition while saving you time and money.
Pycnogenol® is a water extract from the bark of the French maritime pine. More than 200 scientific articles and clinical trials have confirmed Pycnogenol's safety, absence of toxicity and clinical efficiency over the past 35 years. Today, Pycnogenol® is one of the most researched ingredients in the product marketplace.
Pycnogenol® delivers key benefits for healthy cell and circulatory system support.*
Pycnogenol® Supports the Body's Antioxidant Defense System*
Every cell in the blood is equipped with energy generators called "mitochondria." Called "organelles" (little organs), mitochondria are the power packs that keep all cellular functions operating non-stop 24-7-365 for all long as you live. Oxygen is the fundamental fuel for this intra-cellular energy system. Metabolism of oxygen is a combustion process; oxygen is literally "burned" up and in the process, oxygen by-products called "free radicals" are created. Left unchecked, free radicals create "oxidative stress" in the cell and interfere with healthy cellular function. This is where Pycnogenol® steps in. Pycnogenol® helps mop up the excess free radicals. That is what "antioxidants" are designed to do; and Pycnogenol® is one of nature's most effective antioxidants. Measurements taken in people supplementing with Pycnogenol® have shown that Pycnogenol® increased the "oxygen radical absorbance capacity", the ability of a substance to neutralize oxygen free radicals commonly known as ORAC, in the blood by 40%.*
Pycnogenol® Supports Nitric Oxide (N.O.) While Relaxing Blood Vessels and Supporting Healthy Circulation.*
Pycnogenol® has been shown to potentiate the release of nitric oxide in the cells, called the "endothelium," that line blood vessels. It does this by stimulating nitric oxide synthase, the enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of nitric oxide from the amino acid arginine.* Nitric oxide is one of the primary molecular signals for helping blood vessels relax properly so healthy circulation is maintained. Clinical studies have shown that Pycnogenol® causes vasodilatation and consequently improves blood micro-circulation, which is great for both men and women.* Application of specific sensors to the skin of the legs demonstrated increased oxygen levels and decreased carbon dioxide after consumption of Pycnogenol® over a period of six weeks.
Pycnogenol® Supports Skin Hydration and Elasticity*
Pycnogenol® is also a healthy skin dietary ingredient.* In a recent study, 20 healthy postmenopausal women supplemented with Pycnogenol® for twelve weeks and experienced improvements in skin hydration and elasticity. As demonstrated in this trial, Pycnogenol® supports healthy skin by maintaining production of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the extracellular matrix that supports the structural integrity of skin.*
CoQ10 - the Versatile Antioxidant that Supports Heart Health, Immune Function and the Brain*
Few nutrients for the heart have been as well researched as USA-made Kaneka® Q10(Coenzyme Q10). CoQ10 is a bioenergetic, vitamin-like nutrient that is produced by the body that tends to diminish as we age. CoQ10 plays a critical part in energy production at the cellular level and supports overall cardiovascular health and healthy immune function.* Because of the extensive research substantiating the dynamic health benefits of CoQ10, it has earned elite status as an evidence based nutraceutical. In the body, one of CoQ10's key functions is to convert components from our nutritional intake into ATP – the cell's most important fuel for metabolism and cellular function.* That is particularly important for muscle tissue and even more so for the heart. Because it never stops working — the heart beats 100,000 times a day — the heart has the highest energy demand of any organ in the body.
Decades of research have established a strong link between blood levels of CoQ10 and cardiovascular health. Daily supplementation with CoQ10 delivers important cardiovascular benefits, especially with aging as our ability to produce CoQ10 internally begins to decline. CoQ10's heart-support effects derive from its unique antioxidant activity, which supports integrity of the membrane inner linings of blood vessels.*
Mitochondrial function is also critically important in the brain, since like the heart, the brain is an energy-intensive organ. Studies show that CoQ10 can help support brain health by facilitating mitochondrial function and protecting the brain from oxidative stress.*
To enhance absorption of the formula's key ingredients, Pycnogenol® + CoQ10 supplies Purity's BioAbsorb Complex™, a proprietary combination that supports digestion and intestinal health*. Purity's BioAbsorb Complex™ contains:
Bioperine® Nature's Bioavailability Enhancer™, a patented extract of Black pepper with clinically demonstrated ability boost absorption of ingredients in supplements.*
Lactospore® a shelf-stable, highly effective probiotic that supports healthy intestinal function.*