Pomegranate as a dietary supplement
Healthwell Pomegranate contains a blend of a full-spectrum extract from pomegranate and an extract from pomegranate peel, which contains ellagic acid. In addition, the capsules contain added vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant that protects the body's cells from degradation. This degradation is often referred to as oxidative stress and is partly natural, but can be exacerbated by factors such as stress, smoking, and other long-term strain on your body. Through an intake of antioxidants, you give your body good preconditions to handle oxidative stress and a hectic everyday life. With a single capsule of Healthwell Pomegranate, you get 25% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C.
- Two types of pomegranate extracts
- With the active ingredient ellagic acid
- Added vitamin C for a normal immune system
- 1 capsule a day
- 620 mg of pomegranate extract
What is pomegranate good for?
The bright red pomegranate is an exotic fruit that grows on trees that can grow up to be 8 metres tall. The tree thrives in dry areas and is found, for example, around the Mediterranean. The edible seeds and its red pulp are very popular and as great in salads or snacks as squeezed in juice. In addition to a great taste, the pomegranate contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C and E, both of which act as antioxidants, as well as vitamin B6, folate, and potassium. The pomegranate's active ingredient ellagic acid is also studied for its potential counteraction to prostate cancer, but more research is needed in order to determine any result. With Healthwell Pomegranate, you get a blend of a full-spectrum extract of pomegranate along with an extract from the pomegranate peel, which is particularly rich in ellagic acid.
What are antioxidants?
In addition to the vitamin content of the pomegranate, Healthwell Pomegranate has added vitamin C, which is a well-known antioxidant. Antioxidants counteract oxidation, a chemical reaction that occurs when we breathe. As the oxygen in the body is converted, free radicals are formed that can have a harmful effect on the body, as they break down the cells. This effect can be enhanced by the body being subjected to extra stress, such as extensive physical exertion or various diseases. This is called oxidative stress and is believed to have some significance for the development of cancer and cardiovascular disease. The antioxidants are chemical compounds that interrupt this degradation process and are therefore important to ingest. There are also several nutrients that are not antioxidants in themselves, but that are included in enzymes with antioxidant properties. Zinc and manganese are two such examples. Bioactive substances, such as flavonoids and anthocyanins found in berries, onions, grapes, and green tea, can also act as antioxidants.