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History of OPCs

You may think OPCs are a new discovery, but in fact, they have been helping to fight off disease for centuries.



1535

After landing in present-day Canada, French explorer Jacques Cartier, with guidance from a local tribe, first observes the benefits of pine bark to overcome scurvy among his dying crew.

Jacques Cartier
This wonderful tree has done in less than a week what all the physicians of Louvain and Montpellier, using all the drugs of Alexandria, would not be able to accomplish in a year.
—Jacques Cartier, Voyages au Canada.
1950

French scientist Jacques Masquelier reads about Cartier’s experience and identifies the specific health benefits of the Canadian Aneeda (white cedar) tree, which contained bioflavonoids (plant enzymes) and the needles contained Vitamin C.

1966

Masquelier demonstrates the positive effects of his Pine Bark OPCs complex on eye health.

eye engraving