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Patented Production Technology Yields the Ultimate Pomegranate Supplement
PomGuard from Jarrow Formulas® represents a new standard in antioxidant supplements. PomGuard is the only supplement to combine beneficial elements from the whole fruit, including the juice, seed and peel in a single capsule. Clinical studies have linked pomegranates to cardiovascular health and uncovered several groundbreaking discoveries about the fruits synergistic properties. This research led to PomGuard, a product which offers the complete spectrum of beneficial pomegranate phytonutrients.
Historical Uses of the Pomegranate
The use of pomegranates for healing dates back to Biblical times. Healers in many aboriginal cultures still employ the bark, leaves, peel, juice and seeds to treat many health conditions. This knowledge was brought back to Europe in the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The British Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians of London feature the pomegranate in their coats of arms. However, this fruit has been overlooked by modern Western medicine until very recently.
Pomegranate juice is higher than tea and red wine in antioxidant activity. Indeed, in Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) testing, a standard for antioxidant capacity, fresh pomegranate fruit and juice preparations also surpassed the antioxidant activities of cranberry, blueberry and grape juices, all of which have been touted for their free radical scavenging properties. PomGuards mixture of juice, peel and membrane plus seed also contains approximately 20% pure pomegranate seed lignins. Lignins complement phenolic antioxidants (e.g., ellagic and gallic acids), by scavenging oxygen and nitric oxide free radicals.
There is a great diversity to antioxidant action, with hundreds of different compounds acting on different types of free radicals. Natures answer is to maintain broad-spectrum protection. Thus, in plants, phenolic antioxidants typically are associated with lignins.
The superiority of antioxidant mixtures to single antioxidants is well known. In a series of studies, the antioxidant power of pure antioxidants was compared to (a) the antioxidant or cardioprotective action of complex tannins like punicalagin, (b) mixtures of punicalagin and other pomegranate tannins, and (c) whole pomegranate juice. Though punicalagin was more potent than the other single compound, the tannin mixtures were more potent than any single compound, and the whole pomegranate juice was more potent than the tannin mixture.
Studies and Benefits
Pomegranate juice and other fractions are known to provide numerous benefits:
Supports healthy low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) oxidation status
Enhances glutathione action, the primary antioxidant and heavy metal protector inside cells
Help maintain healthy blood platelet activity
Promotes healthy levels of angiotensin converting enzyme
(ACE), an enzyme involved in blood pressure regulation
Supports normal cell function and replication
Induces apoptosis (programmed death)
Stimulates collagen synthesis and supports healthy cartilage life
Clinical trials with pomegranate juice at several institutions have shown significant favorable results in support of prostate, blood sugar, blood pressure, heart and arterial health and function.
No product offered for sale is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should always seek advice from your professional healthcare provider before taking any medication. Always read the details and instructions on the label, keep the tub tightly sealed and out of the reach of children.