SOURCE: Natural Health Science

February 06, 2007 08:00 ET

Horphag Research Launches New Global Web Site Dedicated to Educating Consumers, www.pycnogenol.com

GENEVA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- Today many consumers are turning to Mother Nature when it comes to their health. A new Web site, powered by Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), an all-natural, antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, relaunched their Web site www.pycnogenol.com. Dedicated to educating the world about living healthier lives, the site offers an extensive Research Library of published articles ranging from heart health to skin care.

Pycnogenol® is only found on coastal regions of southwest France and has four basic properties: a powerful antioxidant (which means it eliminates free radicals before they get a chance to do harm to the body); acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, helping aid the body's response to surgery, injury, irritation, infection, or some foreign substances; it selectively binds to collagen and elastin, improving skin and blood vessel health and finally, it aids in the production of endothelial nitric oxide which helps to enlarge blood vessels.

"We provide consumers with an abundance of health information about Pycnogenol® which includes more than 35 years of scientific research," said Victor Ferrari, Chief Operating Officer of Horphag Research. "The site is easy to navigate and optimizes the visitor's experience."

Consumers who visit Pycnogenol's Web site will find a bulk of information including research and review articles, bibliographies and news articles about how Pycnogenol® aids in antioxidant health, cardiovascular health, cognitive function, dermatology, diabetes, eye health, fertility, immune system, joint health, menstrual disorders, oral health care, respiratory function, sports nutrition, travel health and vein health.

The Web site also allows users to view Pycnogenol® stories In the News, Shop for Products and review Frequently Asked Questions, amongst others.

Pycnogenol® has more than 220 published studies and review articles ensuring safety and efficacy as an ingredient. Today, Pycnogenol® is available in more than 600 dietary supplements, multi-vitamins and health products worldwide. For more information, visit www.pycnogenol.com.

Horphag Research Ltd. is the exclusive worldwide supplier of Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all) French maritime pine bark extract. Pycnogenol® is a registered trademark of Horphag Research Ltd.; Guernsey and its applications are protected by U.S. patents #5,720,956 / #6,372,266 and other international patents. For more information about Pycnogenol® visit our Web site at www.pycnogenol.com.

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