Procyanidins for cardiovascular health

New ingredient launch from Finland’s fastest growing health company

The prevalence of a multitude of cardiovascular health problems is on the rise in our aging population. Hypertension, compromised blood circulation conditions and coronary artery diseases constitute a few of the many major global cardiovascular health problems.  Eevia Health is addressing these health challenges with the launch of a new organic certified ingredient, Fenoprolic® 70 Organic. It contains 70% procyanidins (oligomeric proanthocyanidins) to be included as an ingredient in dietary supplement formulations. The product is a natural extract from pine bark and is better, cleaner and cheaper than any serious alternative.

A cardiovascular ingredient

Pine Bark extract is not a Panacea as some try to present it. However, from the research Eevia Health does, it is clear that in a few health areas, a pine bark extract high on procyanidins may contribute positively. Eevia Health is focusing our research efforts on cardiovascular indications. One is to document the protection of endothelial cells of the inner walls of blood vessels. Oxidative damage to endothelial cells is an important factor in cardiovascular disease. Eevia Health plans to initiate a new study to document if Fenoprolic® 70 Organicalso increases the activities of intracellular antioxidant enzyme systems in the endothelial cells. Fenoprolic® 70 Organic may also inhibit negative signaling functions of macrophages and in several ways improve the vascular function.

The new product is made from a new novel cold processing approach, developed by Eevia Health, which maintains the highest quality of the nutrients possible from this raw material. The cold process allows production of high concentrations of low-molecular weight oligomeric proanthocyanidin extracts using green chemistry techniques. The resulting product out-performs other pine bark extracts on most parameters, for instance purity. It specifies less than 10% of pollutants compared to other pine bark extracts.

The extreme purity is also supported by the choice to source the raw material from forests in the Finnish Lapland, north of the arctic circle in Finland. The northern conditions give great advantages to the wild plants that grow there naturally. The nature of Finnish Lapland is extremely clean and pure. The area is very sparsely inhabited. The population density is only 2 people per km². This leaves most of the space for the abundant, wild nature.  The purity of Finnish Lapland can be seen, for example from the lead content of the soil. Lead in soil is less than 15 mg per kilogram, while the corresponding number in Central Europe is typically 20-40 mg per kilogram.  The air quality in Lapland, with winds coming in from the arctic Barents Sea, is also Europe’s best.

The resulting Fenoprolic® 70 Organicis the purest pine bark extract ever manufactured. That has allowed Eevia Health to make universal reductions in specified contaminant levels to fractions of their previous limits. For example, the total heavy metal levels are now specified to less than one parts per million (< 1 ppm). This puts Fenoprolic® 70 Organicin an unparalleled position, in terms of contaminant quality, dozens of times lower than typical competitor specifications.

Altogether, the new launch meets the demanding restrictions of the highest organic standards of the world. Eevia Health now offer a world-class pine bark extract with all relevant product level organic certifications, such as Eurocert (EU), NOP (US) and NAQS (South-Korea). It is the only organically certified 70% oligomeric proanthocyanidin (OPC) in the market to be applied in dietary supplements around the world.

The product complies with the United States Pharmacopoeia standard (USP) and has equal concentration as the leading branded pine bark extract products in this USD 5 billion cardiovascular market. Other benefits, such as higher purity and quality of organic certification are bonuses. In addition, Eevia Health is working towards a standardized stilbenoid content and preparing to issue a «free from glyphosate» statement. It will be the first pine bark extract product in the world to offer this status.


If you wish to have further information and a free test or formulation sample, please contact Eevia Health at or our distributor for the US and Canada, Barrington Nutritionals ( and for Australia, our distributor Ingredients Plus (