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Whether you have just started taking the antioxidant route to healthy skin, or if you are already a pro in tailoring your diet to suit your skin needs, White Pine® Pycnogenol® is something you just cannot miss out on!
If you are just getting introduced to Pycnogenol®, you may want to read this first.
In this article, let us look at the common questions related to dosing schedules, that may want to explore.
How long can I keep using White Pine® Pycnogenol®?
There is published data for the safe use of Pycnogenol® for as long as 12 months, in doses of 100mg. So you are okay to use Pycnogenol® long term.
What is the ideal dose if I am starting White Pine®?
If you are looking at skin hydration benefits, pigmentation conditions like melasma, and for internal UV protection, it is ideal to start at a dose of 75-100mg per day, for a period of 3 months. This can be taken ideally as 2-3 doses over the day, say 25 mg thrice daily. If you are likely to forget taking the pills, you can take it as a single dose, too.
How much of White Pine® Pycnogenol® should I be taking for an antioxidant effect?
The recommended maintenance dose for antioxidant effect is 25 mg once daily. This dose can be used after stepping down from your initial regimen.
What is a good protocol for skin health with White Pine® Pycnogenol®?
The dosage for internal sun/ UV protection, is around 50 to 75mg per day, which is also the dose for skin hydration and elasticity. After an initial lead in period of 3-4 months, the dose can be titrated to 25- 50 mg per day. Whenever added sun protection is needed (say, for a beach vacation), the dose can be stepped up to 100-150mg per day, depending on the level of protection needed.
For the recommended dosages, if you are using White Pine® Pycnogenol®, for other conditions like endometriosis and male sexual health, you may refer to the guide provided by the American Botanical Council.
Click here for more information on the medical/ technical literature on the uses of Pycnogenol®.