Last Updated on 8 April 2022 by Ray Plumlee
The Pomegranate is a one of a kind fruit. Sure, they can be a little intimidating the first time you try to eat one, but the health benefits of this one of a kind berry, YES IT’S A BERRY, extract can be amazing!
Pomegranates are inundated with antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, and are an excellent source of both folic acid and potassium. They also contain ellegitannins that can be converted inside the body to ellagic acid. During my research I have found that ellagic acid is an example of a super antioxidant, which has been shown to support cellular health.
Pomegranates contain punicalagins and punicic acid, both of which can be found in high quality extracts. These two ingredients are mainly responsible for the overwhelming number of health benefits associated with Pomegranate extract.
Chronic inflammation is a problem associated with a number of illnesses and diseases. Pomegranate extract has been show to dramatically reduce inflammation in the digestive tract, as well as in the growth of cancer cells, both in the breast and colon. From heart disease to obesity, chronic inflammation is a major factor in death and disability, therefore reducing the risk by reducing inflammation is key.
For older men, prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer we face. Pomegranate extract has been show to slow the growth of cancer cells, if not kill them completely.
Lowering blood pressure can be essential in fighting off both stroke and heart attack. My research has shown that using pomegranate extract for as little as two weeks can greatly reduce systolic blood pressure. Not to mention, that the Punicic Acid in pomegranate extract has been show to fight off heart disease, lower LDL cholesterol, and provide valuable antioxidants to the heart.
Going back to the anti-inflammatory properties of pomegranate extract, weekly doses have been shown to reduce the symptoms of many different forms of arthritis. This works in two ways, first due to the inherent anti-inflammatory properties, and secondly, by providing essential nutrients that promote joint health.
Finally, there are many anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties in pomegranate extract. It has been shown to fight off many different kinds of infections, particularly yeast infections and gingivitis.
Don’t take my word for it. Consult your doctor, and see if taking a small amount of pomegranate extract is something that would work for your specific health care needs. The benefits of using this berry’s amazing properties can be something that benefits you for years to come. Most extract can be found over the counter, or at nutritional or supplement based retail outlets.
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I’m Nick Wilkinson. I writer and radio personality who lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
With over 14 years of experience in the Behavioral Health Field, I’ve been working in close contact with kids from all walks of life.
Specializing in teenagers and young adults, I’ve been a career long supporter of “verbal de-escalation” and non-violent crisis intervention. I believe that what you say, and how you say it, are the keys to successful communication. I currently write about men's health topics, parenting and child abuse topics, and other social issues. You can visit my blog at www.ActingNotReacting.com