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Why Pomella? Punicalagins vs Ellagic Acid

Most of the pomegranate extracts commercially available on the market are standardized to Ellagic acid. Ellagic acid is a natural phenol found in numerous fruits and vegetables.

So why is Pomella® standardized to Punicalagins?

Unique to the pomegranate, punicalagins are water-soluble, highly bioavailable, and supported by safety data. They are shown to possess a high absorption rate of up to 95%. Not only do punicalagins offer a powerful kick of antioxidant properties on their own; they can breakup into smaller polyphenols, known as urolithins, that are also absorbed into the body and extensively metabolized.

A 2014 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemisty showed Pomella® ranked highest in antioxidant activity across a number of assays including ORAC, TEAC, FRAP, and DPPH, compared to 26 other antioxidant products.Furthermore, pomegranate supplements (Pomella®) with the highest content of punicalagins showed high antioxidant activity, whereas those high in ellagic acid showed the lowest.

Pomella® is a patented, clinically researched pomegranate extract developed in collaboration with a major research university located in California and produced by our partners Verdure Sciences. It is standardized to deliver punicalagins and their metabolites (which are highly bioavailable) along with the natural spectrum of pomegranate fruit polyphenols. Pomella® has multiple published clinical studies, demonstrating benefits in cardiovascular health, glycemic health, oral and skin health, and more underway.

Visit our dedicated page to learn more about Pomella® and download the clinical research available. Contact us for more information.