Friday, January 23, 2009

More Good News about Pomegranates

You all know of my love for pomegranates and in particular the pomegranate skincare of both Pomega5 and Pomegranate Health. It makes me squeal with joy thinking about how their potent products have significantly improved the health and appearance of my 40-year-old skin - yippee!

Pomegranate Health offers a feature where questions about pomegranate are answered by their resident 'expert', Janet. Why keep all the good info to myself, though, read below and consider yourself in the know! : )

Ask Pomegranate Janet
Your Pomegranate Questions Answered!

Is pomegranate effective for cellulite reduction?

Pomegranate may indeed help with reducing cellulite. It can help with reducing inflammation, which is one of the mechanisms that the body uses to make cellulite. And because pomegranate extracts can help to reduce weight, this is also helpful since excessive weight can increase cellulite production. For best results, cellulite can be reduced most effectively by taking oral pomegranate supplements and at the same time, massaging the affected areas using emollients containing pomegranate seed extracts.

Are phytoestrogens good or bad? Why?

Phytoestrogens may be helpful in reducing menopausal symptoms, improving bone health, and lowering cardiovascular risk in both men and women. However, studies have found that some phytoestrogens, such as soy, may lead to increased risk of cancer. The pomegranate offers the safest and broadest range of phytoestrogens for general use.

I heard that pomegranate contains conjugated fatty acids. What is conjugated fatty acid? Are these fatty acids good for you?

Conjugated fatty acids are specialized forms of unsaturated fatty acids, which are known to be good for you! In addition to the regular benefits of unsaturated fatty acids, conjugated fatty acids may help to strengthen the immune system and have a powerful effect in reducing inflammation, including that which leads to asthma.

What is the difference between pomegranate seed oil and flaxseed oil?

Pomegranate seed oil contains unique conjugated fatty acids, which are mildly estrogenic. Although flax seeds do contain phytoestrogens in the form of lignans, these compounds do not occur in pure flax seed oil. The conjugated fatty acids found in pomegranate seed oil are a better source of mild phytoestrogens and also provide support to the immune system. The two oils can also be safely used in combination.

~ excerpted from Ask Janet

Those readers who read the DERMAdoctor article below on fighting against premature aging just learned how active ingredients that include fatty acids and antioxidant botanicals such as pomegranate are an important part of a daily skincare routine. If you want to enjoy a luxurious pomegranate cream with excellent skincare benefits to boot, I highly recommend Pomegranate Health's Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream. This moisturizer is loaded with a proprietary blend of pomegranate seed oil and extracts, Amino Acids (Hexapeptides), Alpha Lipoic Acid, (Thioctic Acid), Vitamins A, C and E, a powerful amino acid, DMAE, a careful selection of natural essential oils and other fab for your skin ingredients for a silky, luxurious cream that's gentle and quickly absorbed by the skin. You'll see very quickly why this cream made our Favorite Things of 2008 list! The cream is very reasonably priced at $36.95 for a two-ounce jar.

Pomegranate Health offers an exclusive promotion to readers of For the Love of Beauty. By using promo code: LBB-20 at checkout, readers may enjoy a 20% discount off any products purchased from the site! Enjoy . . . xo


  1. I love them! They are just so hard to eat!!

  2. You can get the juice in the fruit section of the grocery. They sell 100% pomegranate juice and also have blends with the pom juice - made by POM Wonderful - so good and so good for you! I actually mix the POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice with grapefruit juice - love it!


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