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 monomers
(catechin and epicatechin).
Oligomers and polymers of catechin and epicatechin found in pine bark are also named procyanidins, procyanidolic oligomers (PCO),
leucoanthocyanins or condensed tannins. Procyanidins are constituted by a variable number of flavan 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 veins, lymphedema and capillary fragility. It is also used in the prevention of all damages caused by free radicals.