A healthy and natural extract that even at very small doses has huge benefits for your health and without any side effects?
It sounds like science fiction, yet it's just simple pomegranate extract.
If you have always eaten this fruit, but were not yet aware of its countless beneficial effects on your health, then continue reading.
But I warn you: you could decide not to want to do without it anymore.
- 1 WHAT IS POMEGRANATE?
- 2 THE BENEFITS OF POMEGRANATE EXTRACT
- 3 ACTIVE PRINCIPLES OF POMEGRANATE EXTRACT
WHAT IS POMEGRANATE?
Known since the time of the Egyptians, the pomegranate first appeared as a remedy for human health on a papyrus dating back to the 1550.
Unfortunately, today's doctors seem to have forgotten its powerful effects.
It is incredible to think that its beneficial properties are therefore used by more than 3500 years, yet we know it as a simple edible fruit.
It is also called a Saracen apple, and is the fruit of the Punica granatum.
We all know his peculiar appearance, with those small red and sour seeds similar to small precious stones.
But its true value lies in the many benefits to human health.
THE BENEFITS OF POMEGRANATE EXTRACT
1) POMEGRANATE EXTRACT TO PREVENT CANCER
This effect is so well known in the scientific community that it is reported in all university textbooks that talk about this extraordinary fruit
The pure pomegranate extract prevents the growth of different types of cancer, including the lung, skin, colon and prostate1.
This action is due to many substances in the pomegranate extract that interact with the cancer cell, its replication and the formation of tumor masses.
Another way in which the pomegranate prevents the formation of cancer cells is by preventing inflammation, especially the chronic ones.
Chronic inflammation, as amply demonstrated, is one of the most important risk factors when it comes to cancer.
2) POMEGRANATE EXTRACT FOR HEART AND ARTERIAL HEALTH
Pomegranate extract is a real boon for the health of our entire circulatory system, from the heart to the blood vessels.
There are so many studies about it2, and they help us to understand the many mechanisms of action by which the substances within the natural pomegranate extract help us maintain our health.
First of all is the effect on the endothelium of the vessels, or on the cellular tissue of which our arteries and our veins are composed: the pomegranate extract contributes to its health and keeps it intact.
It is even able to prevent it from becoming inflamed and thinning the thickness of the vessels in patients who take it consistently for long periods of time.
This is especially important for all people who suffer from thickening of the arteries, or of artherosclerosis or carotid stenosis.
Another very important effect is on blood pressure: the pomegranate extract is in fact capable of lower high blood pressure and to reduce the activity of the enzyme ACE, involved in hypertension.
In people suffering from hypertension it is sufficient to take a few weeks of pomegranate extract to have undergone surprising results.
3) POMEGRANATE EXTRACT TO LOWER FATS IN THE BLOOD
Pomegranate extract is a natural remedy against high cholesterol, also thanks to the presence of plant sterols.
The active ingredients inside it are able to prevent the formation of aggregates of bad cholesterol inside our vessels.
These aggregates are nothing more than those dreaded grains of cholesterol that can clog the vessels causing thrombi, emboli or stroke.
This happens because the pomegranate extract stimulates the activity of the enzymes that should be occupied in avoiding the formation of these aggregates.
Studies3 have shown that these enzymes, after taking pure pomegranate extract, can also be stimulated by 20% more than their normal activity.
Furthermore, the intake of the extract can very effectively decrease (up to 90% in in vivo studies) the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
When oxidized LDL is recognized by our body, a powerful inflammation is triggered, capable of damaging veins and arteries and causing the formation of atheromatous plaques that constrict the vessels.
Natural pomegranate extract prevents this from happening.
4) POMEGRANATE EXTRACT AGAINST METABOLIC SYNDROME
The effect against high cholesterol combined with the protection of the heart and arteries and the reduction of inflammation make pomegranate extract a very important ally to prevent or treat the metabolic syndrome4.
Usually, an overweight individual with diabetes and cholesterol problems, or with a combination of these diseases, is in a condition of metabolic syndrome.
Since, as we have seen, the pomegranate extract acts on many different aspects but all connected to this pathology, it can be decisive in the cure and prevention of this disease7.
Metabolic syndrome is a serious problem because it makes the individual much more susceptible to diseases than a healthy individual: we get sick more, and more seriously.
Since you can prevent this from happening simply by taking pure pomegranate extract daily, it would be foolish not to take advantage of it, would it?
5) POMEGRANATE EXTRACT AS AN ANTIOXIDANT
To make you understand how powerful the antioxidant action of pomegranate extract is, I just need to tell you that it is infinitely more effective than red wine or green tea.
As if this were not enough, it has also been demonstrated5 that pomegranate juice is by far the most antioxidant juice of all those on the market, such as cranberry juice.
Its antioxidant power protects us from the oxidative stress of terrible free radicals, from inflammation, from lipid oxidation.
You have always been told to drink green tea as an antioxidant, but the truth is that pomegranate extract is even more effective!
ACTIVE PRINCIPLES OF POMEGRANATE EXTRACT
The active ingredients are the molecules within the pure pomegranate extract that in practice deal with acting on our cells and organs.
But what are these molecules that have such formidable effects on your health?
- VEGETABLE STEROLS
- plant sterols they are surely responsible for the effect against high cholesterol.
They are cholesterol-like molecules that compete with it for blood levels.
In essence they replace cholesterol, and this is very positive because, unlike cholesterol, they do not cause damage.
- ANTIOXIDANT MOLECULES
Tannins, flavonoids and polyphenols they are all very famous molecules for their antioxidant activity.
They make the pomegranate extract more powerful than the green tea.
Polyphenols also inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells.
- ELLAGIC ACID
THEEllagic acid it is probably the most formidable of all these molecules.
It is responsible for lowering cholesterol levels, inhibiting inflammation mediators and factors that lead to cancer formation, and is also able to block free radicals6.
However, it is very important that the extract is present at high concentrations.
THE SYNERGY OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN THE EXTRACT
You probably noticed that in this article I mainly talked about pomegranate extract, and not about juice or isolated active ingredients.
This is because, although its active ingredients have been recognized, studied and isolated, each study has reached the exact same conclusion: the separated active ingredients are less effective than their whole.
This effect is defined synergy: the sum of the active ingredients together is more powerful than the sum of the separated active ingredients.
To understand the concept of synergy I will give you a simple example.
The math tells us that 1 + 1 = 2, and I think you'll agree on that 🙂
Here, if the molecules act in synergy, their sum, or 1 + 1, will not give 2, but will be equal to 3 or even to 4.
This is because the use of an extract compared to the single purified principles involves the attack of several different targets, as observed in numerous studies, and therefore a greater probability of having beneficial effects for health.
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT WITH 40% ELLAGIC ACID
If you decide to take pomegranate extract, it is good that you take into account an important factor.
Ellagic acid is certainly the most important and effective component of the natural pomegranate extract, and therefore it must be present in fairly high concentrations.
Not all extracts are the same, which is why if you decide to take pomegranate extract it is important that you make sure that it contains ellagic acid titrated at least to 40%.
Only in this way can you be sure of getting enough of this molecule to enjoy all the benefits I told you about before.
The extract is composed of the entire fruit, because the active ingredients are not only found in red seeds, but are also abundant in the skin and in the membranous septa.
For this reason it is usually not taken in liquid form, as the flavor due to the presence of other parts of the fruit in addition to the seeds may not be entirely pleasant.
It is therefore more often found in the form of powder extract, or within supplements which may also contain other substances with similar effects, for an 360 ° effect.
Have you ever heard of pomegranate in these terms? Did you also think it was just a very good fruit but difficult to peel? 🙂
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