Pomegranate and Fertility
A recent study in Clinical Nutrition reports that drinking pomegranate juice may be beneficial to sperm. The juice improved markers for fertility in male rats, including motility and sperm count, and decreased the number of abnormal sperm. Antioxidants in pomegranates may guard against damage to the fatty acids in sperm, which are essential for fertility.
Dr Shaun Holt a wellknown New Zealand natural health commentator comments on this study:
"Infertility is a common problem and is defined as a couple who have not conceived after 12 months of contraceptive free intercourse if the female is under the age of 34, or 6 months if the female is over the age of 35. Suboptimal sperm quality is one of the main causes and this study showed that pomegranate juice improved the sperm quality in rats. Human studies are of course needed, and would be easy to do. Perhaps this is another benefit of this “superfruit”? " Natural Health Review Issue 14.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2007.12.006
Traditional use of pomegranate is mentioned in ancient Greek and Chinese writings and recent research has shown that this fabulous fruit provides potent antioxidants that may help support health and well-being. In particular pomegranate gives support to the cardiovascular system and helps maintain healthy cellular ageing – an important task in the 21st century considering all the oxidative stress form pollutants, food chemicals etc we are exposed to.
Nature's Way® standardised (40% ellagic acid) Pomegranate provides a convenient, concentrated way to incorporate pomegranate into your daily health program.
Used to support the maintenance of healthy cellular ageing, cardiovascular function and general well-being. Especially beneficial for individuals that may exposed to excess oxidative stress from chemicals, pollutants, medications or busy 21st century lifestyles.
One capsule two times daily.
Ingredients per capsule:
Pomegranate whole-fruit extract 200mg
(standardised to 40% ellagic acid)
Pomegranate seed powder 150mg
None known. Always ask your product supplier or health professional if there are any specific precautions regarding your use of this or any supplement.
Available in the following size:
60 Vegetarian capsules