Can anyone help by providing a link to the recent scientific study that Chad mentioned in this podcast. It was a 2019 double blind study with about 26 amateur cyclists and concluded that pomegranate extract supplementation increased Time to Exhaustion and time to reach VT2 (Lactate Threshold/FTP…)
For information, I have attached the information from Euromed which claims that “time or end of maximal incremental exercise test increases by 14.2 %”
You can get “pomegranate extract” via Amazon. I’ve just ordered some in the UK. The study used the following dosage if it helps you decide
two capsules of PE (composition per capsule: 375 mg of POMANOX® P30 with 30% punicalagins; total amount of punicalagins α + β per capsule: 112.5 mg) per day, immediately after breakfast; that is, a total dose of 225 mg punicalagins/day, for 15 days of treatment
Yeah, I went for that one lol. It’s 10,000mg of the gross pomegranate extract which contains 250mg of the active ingredient so should be fine. They could’ve done a better job at explaining the content through…
Anyone worry about the provenance of this stuff? Is there any way to actually determine if it actually has the stuff that it says it has? I mean, the study that the guys mentioned on the podcast used a very specific source, and hopefully they tested it to make sure that it was consistent.
For whatever reason, I’m a little hesitant to pump grams of this stuff into my body, daily, given that it could have been made in someone’s basement and thrown up on Amazon.
I’m looking at these ones; not sure how widely they’re available or what the shipping costs are like. But they at least are clear about the punicalagin content which seems to be the important factor in the study.
Supplements (at least in the USA) are not FDA approved, and therefore they will vary one from another in their content without the FDA standardization.
Scientifically, the best practice in this case would be to use the same supplement used in the study, POMANOX, which I think someone said above is difficult to find and maybe not practical for us in the USA as it’s manufactured in Spain.
So I’m not sure where this leaves us. As a physician, it’s hard to recommend one specific supplement over another because of the standardization issue. Some websites seem downright sketchy.
This was difficult to source, I wanted to stick with what has been used in the study. Pomanox. Many of the offerings on Amazon&Co are quite unclear about the actual composition. And the composition can vary quite heavily depending on varieties, growing and post-harvest conditions. I really wanted to have a standardized product.
I could find this in an online shop in Luxembourg: