How to Use Pycnogenol® for Best
Summarized from the Fairborne
Pycnogenol Monograph #1 For General Use,
created for the Fairborne Association's member- physicians whose practices
the use of alternative or complimentary health-promoting compounds.
For ADD/ADHD please read Fairborne Monograph #2.
Important Points To Note
- Based on the patient's weight, determine daily saturation
dosage levels as shown in the table below.
- Plan a gradual increase in daily dosage until the patient
reaches saturation dosage by day 10.
- Maintain saturation dosage until maximum relief is achieved.
This is generally from 2 to 4 months, but can be up to 6 months or more.
- If progress is not satisfactory, gradually increase daily
dosage, over another 10-day period, to double saturation dosage as shown
in the table. Temporarily maintain that dosage until maximum improvements
- After the patient has obtained maximum relief, you may
test gradual dosage reductions from week to week, toward average maintenance
dosage as shown in the table below.
- Pycnogenol is best consumed twice daily with meals or
shortly after meals.
- Tablets can be pulverized and mixed with food or beverages
for children, if there is difficulty swallowing tablets.
Number of tablets per Day of Pycnogenol®
(20 mg each tablet)
Dosages are based upon the recommended Colorado supplier's Pycnogenol
Body Weight in Pounds (Kilograms)
|Total Tablets Daily for "Saturation"
||Total Tablets Daily for "Double Saturation"
||Total Tablets Daily for "Average
|20 lb (9 kg)
|40 lb (18 kg)
|60 lb (27 kg)
|80 lb (36 kg)
|100 lb (45 kg)
|120 lb (55 kg)
|140 lb (64 kg)
|160 lb (73 kg)
|180 lb (82 kg)
|200 lb (90 kg)
|220 lb (100 kg)
|240 lb (109 kg)
[Note: If obtaining basic Pycnogenol® from a local pharmacy or store,
(rather than the source we use with its easy-reference charts above), do
remember you will probably need to increase dosage of locally-obtained
Pycnogenol® by as much as 3.5 to 4.5 times the quantities shown
[** Note: The conversion to kilograms (kg) is not originally in
the Monograph, but has been added for the convenience of readers who use
the metric system.]
[* Important: This page contains a summary of Fairborne Monograph #1 based on our own understanding of the document, for the purpose of simplification. It is your responsibility to read the full text of Fairborne Monograph #1 to ensure that you obtain the complete and correct information.]
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