It’s name is Pycnogenol, a trade name for proanthocyanadin, which is a special family of bioflavonoids. This powerful antioxidant neutralises unstable or radical oxygen molecules that attack the body’s cells. In my case I have been taking it for some 20 years and can attest to all that is claimed of it. Others my age suffer all types of diseases, body replacements, crippling from arthritis, and so on. My body remains active, alert, and healthy.It helps more than 60 disorders cause by free radical implications. It is nature’s antioxidant and some of its benefits are here:1. A) It crosses the blood-brain barrier to protect brain cells and its blood vessels from radical damage. That means it helps withB) attention deficit disorderC) chronic fatigue syndromeD) stokeE) senility2. Youth Nutrient, as its known throughout Europe, it revitalises collagen, which is one of the body’s most widespread proteins and the primary component of skin and joints. This is the substance that gives them strength and youthful elasticity. It binds to collagen and helps the fibers to rebuild their crosslinks.3. It reverses the damage caused by free-radical attack, so limiting wrinkles and aging of the skin.Among the conditions it is known to help are Parkinson’s, Asthma, arthritis, rheumatism, cancer, varicose veins, heart problems, Alzheimer’s, and depression. This is only a small sample of them and one should do their own research to understand the great qualities of this remarkable substance.It is produced from the bark of the Maritime Prime Palm, which is grown in France. The extract must be carefully prepared as heat kills the beneficial elements. Some Health Stores market it under different names but the supplier may be unreliable with many of the same coming from companies who don’t prepare it properly and who cheat for the sake of profit.The Company my supply is from is in Canada and it has been doing this for many years. They are reliable and guarantee their pycnogenol is the genuine article. Why get a substitute when the best is available.