Latin Name: Pinus massoniana Lamb
English Name: Pine Bark
The Used Part: Bark
Appearance: Brown red powder
Pine Bark Extract is an extract from the barks of the pines. The
barks peeled from the pines are harvested, ground and extracted.
They have a high content of compounds known as OPCs (oligomeric
proanthocyanidins). Since French researcher, Dr. Jack Masquelier
isolated OPCs from peanut skin in 1947, OPCs is found in many
plants and has been declared to be a potent antioxidant of
non-toxic, non-mutagenic, non-carcinogenic, and free of side
effects according to a review of numerous researches. Pine bark has
been proved to be a new resource of OPCs, the OPCs extracted from
the pine bark does not show any difference in quality and functions
except for mild dissimilarity in appearance.
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