Studies conducted over recent years have revealed this delicious fruit, with its subtle flavours of the East, to offer major nutritional benefits. It contains powerful polyphenolic antioxidants which appear to inhibit the development of atherosclerosis, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and influence the growth of certain cancers.
¤ Double Pomegranate is an extract of pomegranate (Punica granatum) that is particularly rich in potent polyphenolic antioxidants from the punicoside group comprising punicalagin, punicalin and ellagic acid. It is the presence of these polyphenolic antioxidants to which its multiple properties are attributed.
Antioxidant and detoxifying effect
Pomegranate extract has direct antioxidant activity and also helps protect endogenous antioxidant enzyme levels - catalase, peroxidase and superoxide dismutase.
¤ Its punicosides promote healthy detoxification by stimulating production of the detoxification enzyme (glutathione-S-transferase) and other phase II activities:
• by modulating phase I activities and
Beneficial for cardiovascular health
• by directly binding to certain toxins, rendering them harmless and encouraging their elimination from the body.
Studies have shown that supplementing with pomegranate extract helps maintain a healthy lipid profile, and in particular, prevents oxidation of LDL cholesterol, an important cardiovascular risk factor. In addition, ellagic acid may combat and even reduce plaque build-up in the aorta and thus reduce the risk of thrombosis.
Several studies have shown that pomegranate extract inhibits some of the harmful effects of the sun’s rays, and promotes skin protection, regeneration and healing.
¤ In this context, new studies by Japanese researchers have highlighted the effect of ellagic acid particularly in lightening skin pigmentation, giving it more luminosity and intensity, due to its inhibitory effect on the production of melanin which is responsible for skin, hair and eye pigmentation. The researchers noted that ellagic acid inhibited the proliferation of the melanocytes that produce melanin. In addition, they demonstrated that ellagic acid, a photochemical substance, acts as a DNA-protector, combatting the triggering of cancer-promoting mutations.
In cancer protection
¤ It is in the field of cancer research that the combination of punicalagin and ellagic acid is showing most promise, particularly in relation to breast, colon and prostate cancer.
¤ Ellagic acid prevents the triggering of mutations which allow the development of cancers such as colon cancer (by inhibiting the HT29 gene) and has been shown in vitro to have anti-proliferation activity. In addition, ellagic acid inhibits two essential proteins (VEGF and PDGF) required for the formation of tumour blood vessels; they frequently interfere with the process of angiogenesis, a key characteristic of the severity of tumour development.
¤ Scientists recently demonstrated that pomegranate inhibited cell growth and induced apoptosis in highly aggressive human prostate cancer cell lines. When this research team then tested the effects of oral administration of pomegranate extract on mice implanted with prostate cancer cells, they observed significant inhibition in tumour growth. In addition, there was a decrease in the secretion of PSA (prostate specific antigen) in the animals’ serum.
Double Pomegranate is both a cutting-edge antioxidant and one of the most health-protective natural substances available. It protects the skin and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancers of the breast, colon and prostate.
|Daily dose : 3 capsules
Number of doses per pack : 30
|Amount per dose
|Pomegranate extract standardised to 40 % punicalagins
| Pomegranate extract standardised to 90 % ellagic acid
| Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice flour.
Directions for useDouble Pomegranate
Adults. Take two to three capsules a day as required or as advised by your therapist.
Super DHA, providing a beneficial intake of omega-3 fatty acids
Our dietary supplement Super DHA has been specifically formulated to provide docosahexaenoic acid, commonly known as DHA. Numerous scientific studies have been published on this substance – indeed, DHA is one of the most established of the omega-3 fatty acids. The body needs omega-3 fatty acids, often referred to as ‘good fats’, in order to function properly. They are also considered essential – in other words, they must be ingested from the diet as the body is unable to produce them. In the case of DHA, this means eating foods rich in omega-3s such as oily fish. However, dietary sources may not provide sufficient levels, hence the development of a number of omega-3-rich supplements. In order to offer the best possible omega-3 supplement, our teams have been working to develop an innovative formulation that combines DHA with another form of omega-3: eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA. Following extensive testing, the result is this new Super DHA supplement, offering a complete omega-3 solution.
DHA, an omega-3 acid essential for good health
Deciding to supplement with DHA is not an insignificant choice. This omega-3 has been studied since the 1970s for its many benefits to human health. Scientists believe it plays numerous roles within the body. It is particularly involved in several key functions in the brain, nervous system, cardiovascular system and retina. Omega-3 contributes to:
- the development and activity of the retina, brain and nervous system;
- brain development in the fœtus, baby and child;
- fluidity of cell membranes, thus promoting the ion exchanges and electron transfers needed for several bioenergy reactions;
- lipid functions, by improving the lipid profile.
Therapeutic benefits of DHA supplementation
In addition to supporting normal body function, DHA has aroused scientific interest for its health-promoting properties. A number of studies have been conducted on the benefits of omega-3s in preventing and treating certain disorders. Supplementation with DHA and has demonstrated promising results for:
- lowering the heart rate and blood pressure, thus identifying these omega-3 fatty acids as beneficial for those suffering from hypertension;
- reducing blood triglycerides, excess levels of which are involved in the development of hyperlipidaemia which is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease;
- maintaining normal cholesterol levels, so preventing a rise in the ‘bad’ cholesterol responsible for cardiovascular problems.
As a result of these effects, it seems is particularly important for preventing certain forms of cardiovascular disease, including coronary diseases. Other studies have shown that omega-3 supplementation may offer benefits in lowering the risk of recurrent heart attacks, improving depression and reducing symptoms associated with the menopause and psoriasis.
Super DHA, a safe, optimal formulation
In order to offer the best possible omega-3 product, our Super DHA supplement is produced from a high quality fish oil obtained from several different fish species (sardines, mackerel and anchovies) selected for their naturally high content in omega-3 fatty acids. These premium fish also have Friend of the Sea® certification, meaning they come from sustainable fisheries that conform to strict criteria with guaranteed management of fishing quotas. Located along the coasts of Peru and Chile, these clean fishing zones are free from industrial contamination. A molecular distillation process further enhances the quality of our omega-3 supplement. This innovative technique not only removes all traces of contaminants (mercury, lead, arsenic) but also provides an optimal DHA concentration. This produces a fish oil standardised to 50% DHA and 10% EPA. To ensure maximum benefit from these omega-3s, the DHA and EPA are delivered in softgels, with a recommended dose of one to two capsules per meal. This dose can be adapted according to your needs and the advice of your therapist. You can buy this complete DHA formulation today, with our easy, on-line ordering system and extensive worldwide delivery options.
CompositionSuper DHA 310 mg
|Daily dose : 6 softgels
Number of doses per box : 15
|Amount per dose
| Standardised fish oil
[50% docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) (around 1,860 mg)
and 10% eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) (around 258 mg)]
|4 320 mg
|Other ingredients: D-alpha-tocopherol.
Directions for useSuper DHA 310 mg
Take one or two softgels with each meal
Warning: Product derived from fish.
Contains traces of soya.