Pycnogenol is a patented extract of pine bark from Maritime Pine trees grown in the South West region of France. Pycnogenol has been shown to be 50 times more effective that vitamin E and 20 times more active than vitamin C as a free radical scavenger. With more that 200 published researched papers (from ageing to vascular health), Pycnogenol is one of the most extensively researched natural extracts. Easy-to-swallow micro Veg Caps. High Potency Pycnogenol 50mg Veg Caps is part of the Viridian Nutrition range of nutritional supplements and beauty products dedicated to Purity, the Environment and Charity.