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Pinus Strobus (White Pine) Bark Extract

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White pine bark is a brick-hued extract packed full of oligomeric proanthocyanidin compounds (OPCs). In our formulas, we utilize a concentrated powder extract for maximum potency.

OPCs are powerful antioxidants considered to be more effective free radical scavengers than vitamins C and E. Even better, they amplify the effectiveness of antioxidants C and E when combined. They can reduce the appearance of UV damage, skin roughness, inflammatory issues, discoloration, fine lines, and more. OPCs also show incredible abilities in speeding wound healing.1

Why are antioxidants important?

Free radicals are everywhere in our environment. They are troublesome, unstable molecules with an unpaired electron. The lonely electrons want a buddy, so free radicals attack our bodies to steal an electron from our healthy cells. This is known as oxidative stress and can cause issues ranging from premature aging to cancer. Antioxidants seek out free radicals to give them electrons, so our bodies don’t have to. OPCs are one of the best at doing this job.

[1] Hemmati AA, Foroozan M, Houshmand G, Moosavi ZB, Bahadoram M, Maram NS. The topical effect of grape seed extract 2% cream on surgery wound healing. Glob J Health Sci. 2014;7(3):52–58. Published 2014 Oct 29. doi:10.5539/gjhs.v7n3p52


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