NOBLESVILLE, Ind.Pomella® (from Verdure Sciences) ranked highest in antioxidant activity across a number of assays, including, ORAC, TEAC, FRAP and DPPH, compared to 26 other antioxidant products. (J. Agric. Food Chem. 2014; 62, 4313-4321)
The study evaluated and compared antioxidants potentcy of commercially available polyphenol-rich antioxidant DS, including extracts from pomegranate, green tea, grape seed, resveratrol, milk thistle, acai, and goji berry.
Pomegranate supplements (Pomella) with the highest content of punicalagins showed high antioxidant activity, whereas those high in ellagic acid showed the lowest.
Punicalagins are 100-percent water-soluble, highly bioavailable, and supported by safety data. They are shown to possess a high absorption rate of up to 95 percent. Not only do punicalagins offer a powerful kick of antioxidant properties on their own, but they can break-up into smaller polyphenols that are also absorbed into the body, and extensively metabolized.