Jarrow Formulas PomeGreat Pomegranate Juice Concentrate is made with California Wonderful Variety pomegranate fruit. It is 4 times more concentrated in antioxidants than regular pomegranate juice. Only 1 to 2 tablespoons a day are necessary to capture pomegranate’s health benefits.
who can benefit from PomeGreat?
Pomegranate juice is an important nutrient for anti-aging. Antioxidants and other nutrients in pomegranate juice have been shown to support cardiovascular, immune, prostate and cognitive health.
The pomegranate (Punica granatum) has long been recognized as a fruit with many health benefits. Pomegranate tops all other conventional fruits, including blueberry and strawberry, in its ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value, ranking pomegranate as one of the most powerful antioxidant fruits.
Pomegranate juice contains a wide range of polyphenolic compounds, including ellagic and gallic acid, anthocyanins and tannins, especially punicalagin. Punicalagin is a powerful antioxidant, protecting cardiovascular function and accurate cellular replication.
clinical and experimental studies show that pomegranate juice:
• decreases Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation
• enhances cellular (macrophage) glutathione
• helps maintain regular platelet activity
• reduces activity of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and supports normal vascular contraction
• promotes normal cell function and replication
• 4 X pomegranate juice concentrate
• great tasting polyphenol source (including punicalagin,natural polyphenol levels only!)
• 1245 ORAC value/serving
• cardiovascular & prostate health
Jarrow Formulas Pomegranate Juice Concentrate is a 4-fold concentrated juice from the arils (seed cases) of pomegranate (Punica granatum), one of nature’s richest sources of polyphenolic anti-oxidants. It has a high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) Value of 1245.
Jarrow Formulas Pomegranate Juice Concentrate
The pomegranate, with its distinctive scarlet rind (pericarp) and vibrantly colored seed cases (arils), is one of the oldest cultivated fruits in the world. This exotic fruit features prominently in religious texts and mythological tales and has been revered through the ages for its medicinal properties. The fruit comes from a small, bush-like tree that is native to an area spanning Israel to the Himalayas in northern India, and has been cultivated extensively in the subtropical regions of Asia and Africa, as well as in California.
Pomegranate preparations contain a wealth of bioactive compounds. Aside from being a good source of vitamins (B1, B2, C and niacin) and minerals (particularly potassium), pomegranates are rich in anthocyanins and hydrolyzed tannins. The anthocyanins delphinidin, cyanidin, and pelargonidin are the polyphenolic flavonoid pigments responsible for the deep colors and antioxidant capabilities of blueberries, cranberries, and grapes.
Punicalagin: super heart and vascular health
Pomegranates are an especially potent source of the hydrolyzed tannins punicalagin, ellagic acid, and gallic acid. While these compounds are potent antioxidants in their own right, they have also been extensively studied for their properties supporting healthy cell maintenance. Numerous clinical studies of these three compounds have illustrated their detoxification ability, DNA protection, inhibition of lipid peroxidation, and liver protection. And while it may seem counterintuitive, commercially processed pomegranate preparations actually contain more of these beneficial polyphenols than fresh pomegranate. Several recent experimental and clinical studies support the value of pomegranate preparations and derivatives, especially for the cardiovascular system.
In a clinical study of ten human subjects, pomegranate juice polyphenols lowered the activity of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) by 36%. ACE inhibition has been postulated to improve cardiovascular health by a number of mechanisms, including the inhibition of platelet aggregation and reduction of lipid peroxidation. In laboratory studies of human endothelial cells, pomegranate flavonoids increased the production of prostacyclin, a potent vasodilator and inhibitor of platelet aggregation and cell adhesion.
Laboratory studies of pomegranate juice and seed extracts showed that they are inhibitors of lipoxygenase, the enzyme that catalyses the formation of leukotrienes and may play a role in arterial plaque formation and inflammation.
A two-week study of healthy male volunteers consuming pomegranate juice demonstrated a signifi cant reduction of low density lipoprotein (LDL) aggregation and retention. In the same study, pomegranate juice increased the activity of paraoxonase, an enzyme that may protect against lipid oxidative damage. Similar results were seen in a mouse model, with pomegranate tannins increasing the cellular release of cholesterol by 39% (the cholesterol could be disposed of as it was no longer being stored) and lowering LDL oxidation by 31%.
In laboratory tests of Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC; a standard for antioxidant capacity established by the FDA), fresh pomegranate fruit and juice preparations surpassed the antioxi- dant activities of green tea, red wine, cranberry, blueberry, and grape juices, all of which have been venerated for their free-radical defensive properties.
Pomegranate polyphenols have been shown in the laboratory to inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and the formation of the new blood vessels (angiogenesis), which supports the fruit’s role in maintaining healthy cell replication. Evidence is also accumulating to support the benefi ts of pomegranate juice in supporting immune, prostate and cognitive health.
Jarrow Formulas Pomegranate Juice Concentrate provides high levels of powerful antioxidants and is 4 times more concentrated than regular pomegranate juice.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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Why do elderly people suffer more easily from dehydration?
Normally, our summers tend to alternate between cooler and warmer days with plenty of rain, but at the moment we experience a prolonged period of unusually warm and dry weather. This is probably why it is not so common to warn against dehydration among elderly adults on hot summer days, which is a grave mistake.
While even healthy younger adults have a hard time staying properly hydrated in the heat, elderly citizens have an especially hard time because they don't even drink enough in cooler weather.
It’s important to prevent dehydration because it’s a common cause of hospitalization in people over 65 and can even cause death.
Dehydration can also cause other major health problems like kidney stones, blood clot complications, passing out, rapid but weak pulse, and lowered blood pressure. Being properly hydrated is also very important for certain medications to work.
Because water has numerous functions in the human body, it is one of the most important nutrients and is essential in every life stage. However, with aging, the body’s mechanisms of water balance are disturbed, increasing the risk of dehydration among the elderly.
There are high rates of dehydration in the elderly population and dehydration is one of the ten most frequent diagnoses reported for hospitalisations of persons over 65 in the United States.
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.
Take 1 to 2 tablespoons of Pomegranate Juice Concentrate per day. May be mixed in cold water, juice, tea, or other beverage of choice
contains per daily serving (1 tbsp, 15ml)/ 100g
nutritional value 36kcal / 240kcal
- carbohydrates 9g /60g
-- as fiber 1,5g (6% RDI) /10g (40% RDI)
-- as sugar 7g / 47g
iron 0.4mg (2% RDI) / 2.7mg (13% RDI)
potassium 136mg (4%RDI) / 907mg (27% RDI)
pomegranate juice concentrate (Punica granatum, 65 Brix) 15ml /100ml
- total polyphenols 165mg / 1100mg †
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
100% pure pomegranate juice concentrate
Refrigerate after opening. To extend shelf life, this product would be best kept refrigerated at all times. Use within 60 days after opening.
Pomegranate juice, like grapefruit juice, may interact with a number of medications. People on any medication, especially on anti-hypertensive or cholesterol lowering medications, or people who are allergic to many plants, should consult their physician before taking pomegranate juice or pomegranate products.
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