- MFG # DRB-00335
- UPC # 753950003354
Pycnogenol® is a standardized complex of highly active plant substances with many health benefits documented by clinical research. The many biochemical actions of its procyanidins‚ catechins‚ epicatechins‚ and phenolic acids make for an exceptionally broad range of brain benefits. This PycnoBrain™ product combines sustainably harvested Pycnogenol® with taurine‚ a fundamental ORTHO nutrient with its own array of brain benefits.
PycnoBrainTM Complex combines the iconic herbal extract Pycnogenol® with taurine‚ a nutrient that is naturally present in all human cells. These two nutrient preparations complement each other’s actions and offer a clinically proven array of brain benefits across the human lifespan.
Pycnogenol® is a standardized nutrient extract prepared from the French maritime pine (Pinus pinaster). It contains a number of procyanidins‚ polyphenol substances that have powerful protective and regulatory benefits‚ along with other polyphenol and phenolic acid derivatives that further diversify its biologic actions.
Clinical trials and other research studies have firmly established the brain benefits of Pycnogenol. It can improve memory‚ attention‚ mood and other higher brain functions. It has a range of circulatory benefits that promote delivery of blood to the brain. Pycnogenol also enhances circulation to the eye’s delicate retinal tissue‚ which is functionally an extension of the brain.
Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) is an amino acid that (unlike most amino acids) does not become structurally incorporated into proteins. The taurine molecule has unique properties that facilitate a variety of catalytic‚ protective‚ regulatory‚ and detoxification functions‚ even as a digestive aid (emulsification of bile fluid). This functional versatility underpins taurine’s essentiality for the early development and ongoing maintenance of the brain and the eye.
Taurine is an ORTHO nutrient‚ a vitamin-like substance “orthodox” or “right” for the body as defined by Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling. Taurine is classed as a conditionally essential nutrient‚ since the body makes relatively little of it and the rest has to be obtained from the diet or by supplementation. Adequate taurine intake is required for the production of bile fluid to facilitate digestion‚ and for healthy functioning of all the other organs in addition to the ears‚ eyes‚ brain and spinal cord. Plants typically do not make this nutrient‚ so that vegetarians and vegans can be at risk of taurine deficiency. The brain and other organs have specialized transport proteins that expend energy to move taurine into cells; even the placenta has transporters to ensure the developing fetus is adequately supplied.
Once within the cell‚ taurine offers several confirmed life support actions. It helps stabilize the cell membranes‚19 which are the major cell platforms for enzyme activity. It is a key nutrient for mitochondria‚ the cells’ energy powerhouses. It helps the cells maintain their water balance to avoid shrinking or bursting (osmotic regulation). In the kidneys it performs special antioxidant functions. Taurine’s important contributions to life processes make it a worthy complement to Pycnogenol.
Benefits of Best PycnoBrain Complex:
- Science-based nutrition.
- Supports nerve cell development‚ maintenance‚ communication.
- Promotes blood vessel integrity and brain circulation.
- Powerful protection for the brain and body.
- Enhances attention‚ concentration‚ memory‚ and other cognitive functions in children‚ students and the elderly.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving / % DV
Pycnogenol® Maritime Pine Extract 50mg / †
Minimum 65% procyanidins‚ extracted exclusively from the bark of French maritime pines (Pinus Pinaster).
Taurine (l-taurine) 500mg / †
†Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule)‚ cellulose.
Non-GMO and Gluten Free.
Contains nothing other than listed ingredients.
Take 1 capsule once or twice daily with meals. For additional benefits take 2 capsules twice daily‚ or more‚ as recommended by a nutritionally-informed physician. Children under 100 pounds‚ take 1 capsule per day. Pregnant women should consult with their physician prior to use.
Pregnant women should consult with their physician prior to use.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- Gluten Free
- GMO Free
- Vegan Product
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