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Organic Pine Bark Extract – FAQ

Wednesday August 25, 2021
Organic Pine Bark Extract – FAQ

When should I take Viridian Nutrition’s Organic Pine Bark Extract? How long will it take for it to work? Is it suitable for vegans? Your questions are answered by Viridian’s Senior Nutritionist Jenny Carson in our friendly Organic Pine Bark Q & A.


Organic Pine Bark Extract is an ideal source of beneficial bioflavonoids. Jenny explains why Viridian’s potent Organic Pine Bark Extract is the perfect natural choice.


What is Organic Pine Bark Extract?

Organic Pine Bark Extract is the sustainable harvest of young inner and outer pine bark of the Pinus sylvestris tree. It undergoes a gentle water extraction that preserves the abundant polyphenol content and provides a high quality, pure pine bark extract.


Why do we use Nordic Pine Bark Extract in the supplement?

Finland is ranked among the top 10 cleanest countries in the world and positioned 7th in the 2020 Environmental Performance Index. More than 75% of Finland is covered in forest. The wild organic Pinus sylvestris trees are raised in the Finnish Arctic and form part of the national parkland of Finland, which is strictly regulated by the Finnish government to preserve the environment. These conditions in northern Finland provides beneficial advantages to the Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC) content in the wild organic pines growing there naturally. This is the first Soil Association certified Organic Pine Bark Extract to be released in the UK.


Organic Pinus sylvestris barkThe bark of Pinus sylvestris, organically grown in Finland's clear air

 

What are the beneficial plant compounds in the Organic Pine Bark Extract?

The Organic Pine Bark Extract has been shown to provide 28 beneficial phenolic compounds. The gentle water extraction process preserves these compounds and rich pine colour. This method preserves high concentrations of low molecular weight of OPCs.


How long will it take for the supplement to work?

The time a food supplement should be taken can be dependent on a few factors, that include the health goal that is being worked towards, the nutritional status of the individual and lifestyle practices. It can be useful to use a food supplement for 8 weeks to fulfil nutritional status.


When should I take Pine Bark Extract?

The time of day that the Organic Pine Bark Extract is consumed is flexible. However, what is important is that the Organic Pine Bark Extract is taken with food.


How long can I take Pine Bark Extract for?

We recommend that a short break of 2-4 weeks is included once the food supplement has been used for 12 weeks. This cycle can be repeated until the desired result is achieved.


What’s the best way of taking this supplement?

The Organic Pine Bark Extract has great potency; the best way to take it is one capsule daily with food.? We recommend taking advice from your healthcare professional if medications are prescribed.


Can I take too much?

The dose is 1 capsule daily, do not exceed this dose unless advised to do so by your healthcare professional.


Are there any chemicals in Pine Bark Extract?

The Organic Pine Bark Extract holds the greatest standards in purity, it is raised in one of the lowest polluted countries in the world. This is confirmed through the Soil Association certification as organic. This guarantees that the pines are raised without the use of chemical fertilisers or pesticides.


At what age can the supplement be taken?

This formula can be used from the age of 16 years.


How should I store the supplement?

The Organic Pine Bark Extract should be left in its bottle and stored in a cool, dark location. A larder or room that is 8-15C would be perfect. Viridian Nutrition food supplements are 100% nutrition, this means that we do not use any excipients or additives in the formulas. Subsequently, they should be stored away from sources of humidity or steam.


Is it suitable for vegans?

Yes, Viridian’s Organic Pine Bark Extract is 100% plant-based. It is also certified organic by the Soil Association.


Can I take the supplement during pregnancy?

This formula cannot be taken during pregnancy and lactation.


Viridian is available in independent health food stores. To find your nearest one, visit: www.findahealthstore.com

Author: Jenny Carson is a Nutritional Practitioner and Technical Services Manager at Viridian Nutrition. She holds a BSc honours degree in Nutritional Science and is a Master of Research (MRes) in Public Health.



The information contained in this article is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a health practitioner. Please consult a qualified health practitioner if you have a pre-existing health condition or are currently taking medication. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.

 

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