Antioxidant and Antiatherogenic Effects of Pomegranate

Stacy L. Haber, Pharm.D; Jamie K. Joy, Pharm.D; Roxanne Largent, Pharm.D

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Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011;68(14):1302-1305. 

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Dosage

The dosage of pomegranate used in the studies varied. Most provided 50 mL of juice daily (equal to 1.5 mmol total polyphenols); however, the quantities ranged from 20 to 250 mL. Also, some of the studies used a standardized, commercially available pomegranate preparation, while others used freshly squeezed juice. The study that used POMx provided daily pomegranate doses of 710, 1000, and 1420 mg.[6] The study that used Radical Fruits provided a daily dose of 900 mg.[11] In another study, 40 g of pomegranate juice was given daily.[9] In general, 50 mL of pomegranate juice daily is recommended for patients with hypertension and atherosclerosis. Dosages for patients with hyperlipidemia evaluated in the studies ranged from 900 mg to 40 g daily.

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