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How to Use Pycnogenol® for Best Results *
Summarized from the Fairborne Pycnogenol Monograph #1 For General Use,
created for the Fairborne Association's member- physicians whose practices include
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 have occurred.
  • 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 formulations.

Body Weight in Pounds (Kilograms) **

Total Tablets Daily for "Saturation" Total Tablets Daily for "Double Saturation" Total Tablets Daily for "Average Maintenance"
20 lb (9 kg) 1 2 1/2
40 lb (18 kg) 2 4 1
60 lb (27 kg) 3 6 2
80 lb (36 kg) 4 8 2
100 lb (45 kg) 5 10 3
120 lb (55 kg) 6 12 3
140 lb (64 kg) 7 14 4
160 lb (73 kg) 8 16 4
180 lb (82 kg) 9 18 5
200 lb (90 kg) 10 20 5
220 lb (100 kg) 11 22 6
240 lb (109 kg) 12 24 6

[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 above.]

[** 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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