Pine Bark Extract - explained


Starting Material
pinus radiata barkEnzogenol in a 100% natural extract from the bark of New Zealand grown Pinus radiata trees. The pines are plantation grown in New Zealand’s pristine environment where this species finds ideal growing conditions. New Zealand’s vast pine forests are managed on an environmentally sustainable basis. Through long standing close relationships with our suppliers we ensure high quality raw material supply.

Pine plantationThe pines grow for 25-30 years before felling. The bark is then harvested from the lower third of the mature tree trunk. This guarantees a homogeneous starting material and contributes to the guaranteed quality of the Enzogenol composition. The uniform age of the trees and choice of bark ensures consistency in the starting material and thereby minimizes any variation in the compounds extracted from the bark.

Extraction Method

Enzogenol is produced using ENZO Nutraceuticals’ proprietary, internationally patented pure water extraction technology. The process was developed by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and engineers, and combines several important advantages:

Extraction schematic




  • Pure Water Process - The extraction uses only pure, deionised water, no solvents, chemicals, or additives of any sort are used in the process eliminating any possibility of unwanted residues.
  • Full polyphenol compound spectrum - The process produces a 100% natural extract from the pine bark that contains the full spectrum of health beneficial polyphenolic compounds present in the bark.
  • Protecting maximal activity - The extraction conditions are optimised to protect the natural state of the polyphenols preserving the maximal anti-oxidant activity.
  • Ecologically sound technology - The entire process is environmentally friendly and does not produce any problematic wastes.