The National Institutes of Health suggests that for adults, Pycnogenol dosage ranges between 45 mg and 360 mg daily, with larger serving sizes often used to support aspects of cardiovascular health.
Clinical studies for specific health concerns used the following Pycnogenol dosages:
- Chronic Venous Insufficiency: 150-360 mg/day
- High Blood Pressure: 100-200 mg/day
- Diabetes: 50-200 mg/day
- Platelet function: 25-200 mg/day
- High Cholesterol: 120-150 mg/day
- Perimenopause: 200 mg/day
- Painful Mensturation & Endometriosis : 30-60 mg/day
- Muscle cramps: 200 mg/day
- Joint Pain: 100-150 mg/day
- Erectile dysfunction: 120 mg/day
- Retinopathy: 20-160 mg/day
- Melasma: 75 mg/day
- Asthma: 1 mg/lb of body weight/day
*Note that these dosages were used in clinical studies, but were not always associated with positive results. Regardless, this list from American Botanical Council shows dosage range as well as reflecting the diverse areas of Pycnogenol research.
Did you know? Some experts advise dosing Pycnogenol by bodyweight: 2 mg of PYC for every pound; 1 mg per pound for children.