Pomegranate fruit extract – contains two substances valued for their health-promoting properties. First of them, punicalagins, are compounds from the group of ellagitannins whose molecules are quite big. They show strong antioxidant properties, both autonomous and thanks to its metabolites. They promote reduction in oxidative stress which is a factor stimulating cells apoptosis. Punicalagins can also reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
The second active component of the extract is punicic acid, also known as omega-5. It shows the ability of lipid profile optimisation. At the same time, it can increase the level of “good” HDL cholesterol and reduce the amounts of triglycerides in blood.
The pomegranate extract cannot be used together with preparations enhancing libido, as such a combination increases the risk of prapism effect (long and painful erection).