I showed the class a picture of a pomegranate cut in half, and one of the boys said it looked like a heart. I applauded him — that’s the “Signature of Plants”; it does look like a heart with vessels and blood cells.
The pomegranate has been clinically proven to help prevent cardiovascular disease. Scientists have discovered an enzyme that blocks lipid peroxidation called PON-1. Pomegranate has been shown to increase PON-1 levels and activity in the blood. Also, it is high in the antioxidant — ellagic acid.
It has been studied for its benefits in increasing other enzymes that work as scavengers to cleanse the arteries; inhibiting inflammation; blocking carbohydrates in insulin resistance; protecting against aging skin, especially due to sun exposure; protection against cancer, especially in cases of estrogen-dependent breast cancer and modulating the immune system.
Pomegranate is also useful for menopausal & post-menopausal women because it helps to balance the hormones. One of our customers claims she got unbelievable results using Life Extension’s Pomegranate. Life Extension also makes Natural Estrogen with Pomegranate as well for women who need a stronger formula.
Life Extension has added pomegranate to their blueberry extract both high in ORAC – with cocoa, which contain polyphenols. This blend helps protect all the cells in your body by helping fight free radicals, especially the heart.
Designs for Health makes a great product for cardio health called HTN with pomegranate in it.
Solaray Pomegranate is another good product.
by: Carol Lombardo