Nature’s Farm: Pycnogenol (The Review)

29 Mar

I am such a procrastinator.  But thank you for reminding me that I should be doing an update on the Pycnogenol RX GOLD Super Strength which I have bought awhile ago (ok, not really AWHILE… actually quite some time back).

I have already finished the 2 bottles which I bought during a promotion at Nature’s Farm.  I took it regularly, one tablet a day.  After about 1 week, my bowel movements seem more regular… managed to poop everyday.  But then after a few weeks, it became irregular again, so I’m not sure if it’s the Pycnogenol or my diet that helped with the regular bowel movements before.  LOL… ok a bit gross to talk about bowels.  Let’s move on.

For the hefty price tag at SGD$323 a bottle (for regular price without promotion), I honestly do not think it had showed that much of a result.  I mean, for that kind of price, I would expect to have at least 2 of the following improvements:

1)  Soft dewy glowing skin that even babies will envy it

2)  Strong healthy eyes that won’t get tired even after watching 12 hours of tv

3)  Not have any other aged spots on my body

4)  Regular periods that are pain-free

… but sad to say, I didn’t see any visible improvements.

It could be that the 2 bottles of Pycnogenol are not enough for it to work, but come on… … … the price is heavy, so I would expect it to give me some good results even after ONE bottle, rightttttttt.  Besides, it’s RX GOLD Super Strength lehhhhh~~~~~ and it costs $323 a bottle at regular price… so it better be good.

Well, I guess the Pycnogenol has been very hyped up by advertisements & the internet, etc.  Just becuz some random French maritime pine bark extract got scrutinized by some researchers doesn’t mean that it will work for everyone.  And so wat if it has some kind of international patent… … *moody moody*… (ok, getting a bit sour here becuz I spent over 300 dollars & did not get supermodel-worthy glowing skin or have pain-free regular periods).

After I finished the 2 bottles of Pycnogenol, I had very disgruntedly decided to try out other kinds of supplements… like Aloe Vera Gel, Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin C, Cranberries, etc etc.

And you know what???  They are CHEAPER & more effective!  Plus, I can purchase like… 5 bottles of other supplements with the 300 dollars.  LOL  (sounds so cheapskate, but for a better cause)

I’m also wondering if any of you have tried this Pycnogenol as well?  If so, did it give you any results?  Or am I the only unlucky one.

So for those of you who have been curious about this product, at least now you know that it did not work for one person in this world.  Me.

*gravitates into a dark corner to emo a bit*

that tuff of hair looks like it’s
coming out from his nostrils…


7 Responses to “Nature’s Farm: Pycnogenol (The Review)”

  1. Shirl 30 March 2011 at 2:00 PM #

    Pycnogenol is supposed to boost the immune system so if you didn’t get sick or any infections while taking it then it works. Maybe topically it is good for the skin as I have seen it in skincare products. It does not help period pains. Calcium/magnesium is better for that. It would take about four months to see good results from the pycnogenol depending on how depressed your immune system is.

    As far as I know, it doesn’t help eyesight (bilberry is better for that) nor age spots. It’s better for fighting cancer.

    • Berry Mii 31 March 2011 at 2:50 PM #

      Hi Shirl ! good to hear from you again. I didn’t come up with all those benefits on my own (eg: eye health, skin health, woman’s health, etc). Those benefits were actually stated on the Nature’s Farm website (the link was given on my 1st post on the Pycnogenol, you may view it.

      Oh, and yes, I still fell sick (had this dreadful sore throat & flu in the month of Nov/Dec last year) & had cold sores even while taking the Pycnogenol. So it really doesn’t work for me. =(

      • Shirley 2 April 2011 at 1:13 PM #

        Too bad, I got really good results from it but I was taking the liquid stuff. Maybe it didnt have a high amount to begin with or its from the not so medicinal part of the tree. I read that olive leaf extract was better or comparable and cheaper.

        I think you have to take it on an empty stomach too.

  2. Vivi 11 April 2011 at 11:53 AM #

    Hi Berry, were you taking the pycnogenol supplements with Vit. C and E? ‘Cause that’s how the effects are maximized since pycno binds anti-oxidants. While I was taking pycno, I took Vit. C (1000mg) every day and Vit E every other day. So far, I’m seeing positive results from taking pycnogenol but I definitely have to find a cheaper yet reliable source. I saw one brand from that’s more affordable yet the reviews are very good.

    • Berry Mii 14 April 2011 at 12:30 PM #

      Hi Vivi, yeah… Vit C has always been a part of my supplement intake. But somehow, I think for the price I pay for the Pycnogenol at Nature’s Farm is way too high for no visible benefits. Maybe it’s psychological, you know…. if you don’t see it, you don’t feel it. I’m still searching around for something similar though.

  3. Hazel 4 February 2014 at 11:51 AM #

    Have you found an affordable supplement that helped you in your period cramps? I have started on this supplement drink from usa called Jeunesse Reserve (antioxidants and resveratrol) for 4 months now and it has helped regulate my very irregular period since young. It has also eased my friend’s serious menstrual cramps a lot. This resveratrol contains multi benefits too. It is created by a famous doctor called Dr Vincent Giampapa, founder and president of American anti aging academy. It is also very affordable at only $122.35 for 1 month supply for members and $188 for non members. You can find out more at cheers! 🙂

  4. kk 20 May 2015 at 5:55 PM #

    Pycnogenol in tablets form may not be easy to digest and absorb. I have take pycnogenol isotonic form and it helps to lower down my cholesterol in 3 weeks. See OPC3 at for details.

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