The detailed specifications of Oligopin ® French maritime pine bark extract OPC with polyphenols > 96%, are available in the public in the manufacturer's website at DRT Nutraceutics in France:
Oligopin® OPC is a fine OPC powder as a French maritime pine bark extract, grown in the South West region. Oligopin® pine bark extract presents an optimal OPC composition in oligomeric procyanidins, which guarantees bioavailability and effectiveness of the OPC extract. Several OPC pine bark extracts are now available in the market. However, only Oligopin® OPC has a high OPC content in short oligomers of catechin and epicatechin, and is characterized by an absence of high molecular weight tannins larger than pentamers. Oligopin ® OPC has high antioxidant activity with ORAC value of about 15,000 μmol TE / g*. Oligopin ® PBE is a raw bulk OPC ingredient from pinebark.
TOTAL POLYPHENOL CONTENT > 96%
DIMERS: > 15%
TRIMERS UP TO PENTAMERS: 50%
PROCYANIDIN CONTENT (GPC): > 67%
PROCYANIDIN CONTENT (PORTER): 70%
ORAC VALUE (μMOL TEQ/G): 15000.
Oligopin ® OPC pine bark extract has been tested in vitro and in vivo by different methods and laboratories, standing out as pine bark OPC of the highest purity, and as one of the most precious French maritime pine bark extracts by the most extensively characterizations, on a basis of solid scientific data.
The Oligopin® pine bark extract OPC health benefits include those for cardiovascular health, veins health and circulation enhancer, anti-ageing - skin elasticity. It is a good supplement for pigmentation problems, etc.
Oligopin® OPC pine bark extract demonstrates in vitro a strong affinity for the LDL particles. This OPC affinity conjugated with its anti-free radical properties suggests a potential OPC activity against LDL oxidation, which is the key of the atherosclerosis risk component. In an in vivo OPC experiment conducted during 8 weeks at the GBSA in Montpellier (France) in 2002, accumulation of oxidized lipids on the surface of arteries of syrian hamsters, fed with an hypercholesterolemic diet, was significantly reduced with a 15 mg/kg Oligopin® OPC supplementation. In parallel, a supplementation with 82 mg/kg of high polymeric tannins is much less efficient in the same conditions. The solid scientific data indicate that OPC pine bark extrac is an excellent supplement to fight nutritional deficiency, namely antioxidant deficiency, and related health problems.
The most recent example of scientific research conducted using Oligopin ® French maritime pine bark extract OPC:
Elise Dargelosa, Cédric Bruléa, Pascal Stuelsatza, et al. Up-regulation of calcium-dependent proteolysis in human myoblasts under acute oxidative stress; Experimental Cell Research (2010) 316, 115-125.