It’s well known that New Zealand is one of the developed world’s most untouched sources for naturally grown, organic products, and this is primarily due to its unique geography and history.
Being an isolated island nation with unique fauna, flora, soil and biologic diversity, it has remained largely untouched. As human development has expanded, New Zealand has been one of the first to create stringent standards for environmental regulation and protection—particularly since 1991 with the passing of the Resource Management Act.
Because the vast pine forests are managed on an environmentally sustainable basis, the supply is consistent and stable. As the pines are all of the same genetically homogeneous plant stock, and grow for 25-30 years before felling, this guarantees a homogeneous starting material and contributes to the guaranteed quality of the High OPC pine bark extract composition.