TRU-PINE® is a potent source of antioxidants



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TRU-PINE® is a potent source of antioxidants

Helps maintain healthy cells in the body.

Premium Quality Pine Bark Extract

TRU-PINE® and TRU-PINE® for Pets supplements are made from the original pine bark extract formula is a potent source of antioxidants that helps protect against free radicals and maintain healthy cells in the body. TRU-PINE is available in Vegicaps and Extract.

Tru-Pine® is a water soluble extract formula made from the bark of the Northern Canadian Pine tree harvested from Canada’s virgin forests.. Our pine bark extract formula has well documented sources describing characteristics for all of its listed ingredients including Pine Bark Extract(Pinus Strobus), Vitamin C and Rose hips.

Pine Bark extract has been used for centuries by the Native People of Canada to help maintain their health.. In 1535-36 French explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew came to Canada to explore new worlds. They spent the winter months in Stadacona (Quebec, Canada). Most of the crew fell sick with scurvy. The Native people of Canada gave Jacques Cartier and his men a “preparation” made of pine bark and its needles. Well documented sources including Jacques Cartier’s journals indicate that they were helped with the pine bark preparation given to them by the Native People of Canada.

The technology developed to produce Tru-Pine™ has been researched for more than a decade by Canadian scientists at Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada. This resulted in a state of the art solvent free extraction process allowing for the isolation of oligomers. Tru-Pine™ is over 99% water-soluble; has a standard strength of 350 Porter Value Units (PVU); and contains less than 1% monomers. Tru-Pine’s pine bark extract retains 95% proanthocyanidins. Tru-Pine's™ basic properties is that of an antioxidant that helps in the maintenance of good health.

Markets for natural antioxidanst are growing and an increasing number of studies corroborate the benefits of pine bark extracts rich in antioxidants as it pertains to the maintenance of healthy cardiovascular health, diabetes health, inflammation, sports nutrition, among others. Tru-Pine's™ Original Canadian Pine bark extract is produced in a cGMP(Good Manufacturing Practice ) compliant facility and ensures quality,respect for the environment and sustainability . Our formula is standardized which ensures consistent quality in every capsule. It is free of pesticides, insecticides and other dangerous chemicals. There is no chemicals or solvents in the finished product.

TRU-PINE® - The History

During his second voyage to Canada in 1535-1935, French explorer Jacques Cartier and his men sailed up the St-Lawrence River and spent the winter months in Stadacona (Quebec City, Canada). He recorded in his journal that he and his men were given an extract prepared by the Native people of Canada made from the bark of a species of northern Canadian pine growing along the coast. This preparation helped to maintain their well-being after enduring a long harsh winter. The pine preparation contained Vitamin C and large quantities of bioflavonoids, known for their antioxidant properties.


  1. Pronathocyanidins are also known as OPC’s which are a class of bioflavonoid that have antioxidant properties
  2. Proanthocyanidins are found in the leaves, fruits and nuts of many plant species.
  3. Pine Bark has a high concentration of OPC’s.
  4. Researchers have found that higher concentrations of OPC’s are found in pine bark

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants play an important role in helping to maintain healthy cells in the body. They help to neutralize free-radicals, which are chemicals that damage healthy cells in the body.


After years of research Canadian scientists have traced and identified the original Canadian pine tree species that has been used for more than 475 years to prepare their pine bark concoction. This special mix includes the White Pine (Pinus Strobus) tree, Rose Hips (Rosa Canina) as well as Vitamin C (Absorbic acid) which together synergistically power the body with anti-oxidants. Antioxidants play an important role in helping to maintain healthy cells in the body. They help to neutralize free-radicals, which are chemicals that damage healthy cells in the body. Pine bark has been scientifically proven to be one of the most potent sources of antioxidants.

Original Canadian Pine Bark Extract



The original pine tree species in our formula abounds in Canada’s boreal forest, growing in remote areas free of pesticides and insecticides. We only select premium quality pine bark from pine trees aged between 10-20 years to ensure that the highest concentrations of proanthocyanidins are extracted. Our proprietary extract process retains 95% OPC’s. The extraction process preserves the integrity of the source material producing a pure and clean extract without the use of solvents.


Dr. Elvis Ali, ND is a Natural Health Educator at Altramed Canada International Inc. Dr. Ali is involved in education as well as research and development of natural health products produced under strict Canadian Quality Assurance standards. Dr. Ali is committed to ensure that our products meet or exceed the product quality and efficacy standards established by Health Canada. He regularly publishes papers, serves on Alive Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board, has written and co-authored several books, conducts lectures internationally, and has appeared on a number of radio and TV shows.


Altramed Canada International Inc. is a Canadian company whose mission is to provide consumers with high-quality dietary supplements that have a unique Canadian history and identity. Altramed serves this need by distributing quality Canadian trademarked natural products including TRU-PINE®, ESSIAC®, TRU-PINE for Pets® & ESSIAC for Pets®.