This is an herbal supplement that comes from the Pinuspinaster ssp. atlanticatree. This tree can be found in southwestern France and is a natural plant extract. In the extract there are many molecules that have value in the medicinal field. Pycnogenol has several other flavonoids that include epicatechin and catechin. Each of the flavonoids in pycnogenol has strong antioxidants that help to protect the cells from the free radicals that are harmful to your body. Because it is a concentrated mixture of flavonoids and is a water extract it can be absorbed and distributed in your body within twenty minutes.   It will work in synergy with other vitamins that you may take and can help activate vitamins E and C in your body so they will work longer. More