PomeGuard 60 capsules - pomegranate extract | Jarrow Formulas

PomeGuard 60 caps - granaatappelextract | Jarrow Formulas

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Jarrow Formulas PomeGuard derived from 100% California Pomegranates, contains a wide range of polyphenolic compounds including ellagic acid, anthocyanins and ellagitannins.

PomeGuard is the only supplement to combine benefits from the juice, seed, and peel in a single capsule. A complete spectrum of pomegranate phytonutrients maximizes the fruit’s synergistic properties.

who can benefit from PomeGuard?
PomeGuard is designed for those who have heard about the recently elucidated benefits of the entire pomegranate plant. Provides much more than the subset of nutrients of pomegranate juice alone.

how does each ingredient function in PomeGuard?
• peel is more concentrated in antioxidants than the fruit or juice alone.
• leaves may possess appetite suppressant activity
• seeds are valued for its beneficial fatty acid content and in promoting healthy skin
• juice contains vitamin C, A, E, and folic acid. It has excellent antioxidant properties, protecting from free radical damage

what distinguishes PomeGuard?
• the only pomegranate product that offers the complete spectrum of beneficial pomegranate phytonutrients from all parts of the pomegranate (seeds, fruit, and skin).
• contains only pomegranate fruit extract from 100% California Pomegranates - NO synthetic ellagic acid
• supports cardiovascular function
• reduces oxidative damage by free radicals
• supports healthy cell replication and function
• more potent antioxidant than fresh pomegranate juice

background reading
Patented production techology yields the ultimate pomegranate supplement
PomeGuard from Jarrow Formulas represents a new standard in antioxidant supplements. PomeGuard 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 fruit’s synergistic properties. This research led to PomeGuard, 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.

Anti-oxidant activity
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. PomeGuard’s 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. Nature’s 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.

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Heart disease: what are the differences between men and women?

Past week there was attention for new documentary called "De slag om het vrouwenhart", made by Hella de Jong, in which she relates about her quest for heart health. She suspected health problems, but wasn't sure why. After having been told her problems were psychosomatic, caused by her parents' traumatic WWII experiences, she wasn't satisfied and kept pushing for more research. Finally she got a massive heart attack while perfoming a stress test in the hospital.

This interview sent me on an immediate flashback to 1985, when my mom felt ill enough to visit the hopital after what was probably a minor heart attack. Her complaints weren't taken very seriously, yet they admitted her to hospital, though without being tied to a heart monitor. It was here she died that same day in the presence of my brother. When listening to Hella's story it seems there hasn't changed much in 35 years.

For a very long time, women were not taken into consideration when research was conducted on heart diseasae. Nor were they taken seriously when they went to their doctors with health complaints. Yet, among women, heart disease has also become the leading cause of death.

Determining heart disease risk in women

Women and men share many heart disease risk factors, but recent studies are showing what previous male-focused studies have not shown: Women also have their own unique heart disease risk factors.

Traditional risk factors common to both women and men:

  • obesity
  • smoking
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • family history
  • metabolic syndrome – the co-existence of high blood pressure, obesity, and high glucose and triglyceride levels
  • high levels of C-reactive protein – a sign of inflammatory disease that can occur along with other cardiovascular risk factors

Some risk factors that relate specifically to women or that can affect women disproportionately include:

  • relatively high testosterone levels prior to menopause
  • increasing hypertension during menopause
  • autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis – more common in women than in men
  • stress and depression are more common among women
  • low risk factor awareness: lack of recognition of many of the above conditions as risk factors for heart disease is a risk factor in itself

PFAS pollutants causing turmoil

In October, nearly every construction project came to a grinding halt in the Netherlands, because not a single project except the smallest ones can be completed without excessive paper work or laboratory tests.

Why? The current legal threshold for PFAS, an abbreviation for perfluorinated alkylated substances has been set extremely low until the government is able to define a proper health limit for contaminated soil so as to prevent contamination of clean soil with more heavily contaminated soil.

If cemeteries hadn't been exempt from the rule, not a single dead body could have been interred, since PFAS-chemicals , also known as 'forever chemicals' have accumulated in our bodies to an extent that exceeds the legally set threshold, which is currently as low as the lowest possible detection level.

What foods deserve the name 'superfoods' and why?

Many different foods have been touted as superfoods over the past few decades and undoubtedly many more will come.
Why are we all so focussed on superfoods? Secretly, we all hope for the miracle natural 'drug' to cure or prevent heart diseases and other degenerative diseases, especially when it can compensate for other bad habits, such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not sleeping enough and moving too little.

In order to do away with the hype of it all, we at Pasio decided to get rid of the category of 'superfoods' and merge all edible products (fats, proteins and superfoods) into one major category called 'nutrition'.
While there is no official legal definition of superfoods, this doesn't mean there isn't a scientific basis for calling a food “super.”

According to nutritionists, a superfood is the type of fruit and veggies that packs a lot of micronutrients into each calorie and is linked with a reduced risk of chronic disease. Studies also suggest that people who eat more of them tend to be thinner and live longer than those who rarely or never eat them.
However, what type of micronutrients these are , is up for debate.

What are free radicals?

The body is under constant attack from oxidative stress. Oxygen in the body splits into single atoms with unpaired electrons. Electrons like to be in pairs, so these atoms, called free radicals, scavenge the body to seek out other electrons so they can become a pair. This causes damage to cells, proteins and DNA.

Free radicals are associated with human disease, including cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and many others. They also may have a link to aging, which has been defined as a gradual accumulation of free-radical damage.

Substances that generate free radicals can be found in the food we eat, the medicines we take, the air we breathe and the water we drink. These substances include fried foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke, pesticides and air pollutants.

Free radicals are the natural byproducts of chemical processes, such as metabolism. Free radicals can be seen as as waste products from various chemical reactions in the cell that when built up, harm the cells of the body.

Yet, free radicals are essential to life. The body's ability to turn air and food into chemical energy depends on a chain reaction of free radicals. Free radicals are also a crucial part of the immune system, floating through the veins and attacking foreign invaders.

Protect your body against the dangers of aging

Antioxidants, everyone has heard of them, but only a few know what they really are and what they do.
Antioxidants are present in fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains, where they protect the plant against insects. Fruits and vegetables that have bright, distinctive (dark) colors, have the highest amount of antioxidants, such as the very well known red tomatoes, blueberries, purple grapes, green (and purple!) kale, yellow corn and orange carrots.

recommended use
Take 1 capsule 1 or 2 times per day after meals or as directed by your qualified health care consultant

contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
pomegranate extract from fruit (Punica granatum) 500mg †

† = Recommended Daily Intake not established

active ingredient (pomegranate extract), filler (magnesium stearate from palm oil), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)

keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.

If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.

allergy information
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)

suitable for vegetarians and vegans

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