Pomegranate Extract has 40% Ellagitannins (Polyphenols). Pomegranate has long been recognised as the richest plant source of the female steroid hormone estrone and recently the male hormone testosterone and another female steroid, estriol, have also been discovered in pomegranate seed oil. A wide range of polyphenolic compounds including flavonoids, anthocyanins have been characterized both in pomegranate juice and pericarp. In fact, pomegranate is one of the only plants in nature known to contain esterone.
The antioxidant activity of pomegranate juice is higher than those of red wine and green tea. In humans, pomegranate juice consumption decreases LDL susceptibility to aggregation and retention, and increased the activity of serum paraoxonases (the enzyme uniquely expressed in HDL that protects LDL from oxidation) by 20%. A recent study suggests that pomegranate juice may have cancer chemopreventive as well as cancer chemotherapeutic effect against prostate cancer in humans.
Note: To be used on recommendation of a medical practitioner.