The pine bark selected to produce TRU-PINE® is harvested during timber production to ensure that the highest concentration of antioxidants properties is obtainable. TRU-PINE® uses the most potent parts of the pine bark (inner bark and cambium layers), which deliver the highest concentrations of OPC’s (oligomeric proanthocyanidins). The standardized process extracts more than 95% of the bark’s OPC’s.
The technology to produce TRU-PINE® was developed by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. TRU-PINE® is produced without the use of solvents or chemicals. The pine trees harvested for TRU-PINE® grow above the freezing zone which results in the cold winter conditions offering the same benefit as insecticides. As a result, the ingredients in TRU-PINE® are grown without the use of pesticides, insecticides, or other chemicals.
Good Manufacturing Practices
TRU-PINE® is produced in a cGMP (certified good manufacturing practices) manufacturing facility. The storage and handling of the ingredients is strictly controlled and regulated during the manufacturing process to ensure maximum product quality. The ingredients in TRU-PINE® are submitted to quality control tests, including high performance liquid chromatography, near-infrared spectrometry, microbiological analysis and heavy metal testing. TRU-PINE® is produced to pharmaceutical grade standards.
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