EUROMED pine extract is a standardized herbal extract of Pinus pinaster Sol. in Ait. bark, a tree widely distributed throughout the Mediterranean countries.
The standardized mixture of polyphenols obtained from pine bark is still not completely known. It contains mainly procyanidol oligomers, dimers, trimers, tetramers, and oligomers up to seven units as well as small amounts of monomer (catechin and epicatechin).
Oligomers and polymers of catechin end epicatechin found in a pine bark are also named procianydins, procyanidolic oligomers (PCO), leucoanthocyanimins or condensed tannins. Procyanidins are constituted by a variable number of flatten units linked by B1- B4, B5-b8, C4-c4 or C4-C8 bonds.
Pine bark extract is a herbal preventive and therapeutic agent for vascular diseases, such as varicose vein, lymphedema and capillary fragility.It is also used in prevention of all damages caused by free radicals.
Contraindications, interactions and side-effects
Pine extract is generally we’ll tolerated. There are no known interactions with drugs usually prescribed. There have been no side-effects observed.
Pine bark extract is notable for its particularly high level of clinical safety. Pine extract preparation in the recommend dosages clearly have a positive benefit/risk-ratio.