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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641022/a-randomized-single-dose-parallel-study-on-enhancement-of-nitric-oxide-in-serum-and-saliva-with-the-use-of-natural-sports-supplement-in-healthy-adults
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Joby Jacob, Sreeraj Gopi, Chandradhara Divya
Sports supplements that stimulate the production of nitric oxide (NO) are widely promoted agents in the sports nutrition domain, and nitric oxide plays an important role to enhance the cardiovascular and physical fitness of the sports participants. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether oral intake of a sports nutritional supplement (Fitnox) is able to increase nitrate (NO3(-)) and nitrite (NO2(-)) levels in blood serum and saliva of healthy adults. Fitnox is a unique blend of Kaempferia parviflora methoxy flavones, pomegranate peel polyphenols, and Moringa oleifera leaf saponins...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631823/a-comparative-study-between-labeling-and-reality-the-case-of-phytochemical-composition-of-commercial-pomegranate-based-products
#2
Marina Cano-Lamadrid, Leontina Lipan, Ángel Calín-Sánchez, Francisca Hernández, Ángel A Carbonell-Barrachina
Manufacturers are deeply involved in the development of new pomegranate-based products, which have acquired great prestige due to many studies proving their potential health benefits. Commercial pomegranate products including capsules and supplements and juices and nectars were assayed. The contents of the key phytochemical compounds (punicalagin, ellagic acid, and total polyphenolic content) and the associated antioxidant capacity (DPPH(•) , ABTS(•+) , and FRAP) were analyzed. The experimental ranges of punicalagin and ellagic acid contents were 0...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616977/the-gastrointestinal-simulation-model-twin-shime%C3%A2-shows-differences-between-human-urolithin-metabotypes-in-gut-microbiota-composition-pomegranate-polyphenol-metabolism-and-transport-along-the-intestinal-tract
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Rocio Garcia-Villalba, Hanne Vissenaekens, Judit Pitart, Maria Romo-Vaquero, Juan Carlos Espín, Charlotte Grootaert, María V Selma, Katleen Raes, Guy Smagghe, Sam Possemiers, John Van Camp, Francisco A Tomas-Barberan
A TWIN-SHIME® system was used to compare the metabolism of pomegranate polyphenols by the gut microbiota from two individuals with different urolithin metabotypes. Gut microbiota, ellagitannin metabolism, short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), transport of metabolites and phase II metabolism using Caco-2 cells were explored. The simulation reproduced the in vivo metabolic profiles for each metabotype. The study shows for the first time that microbial composition, metabolism of ellagitannins and SCFA differ between metabotypes and along the large intestine...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610446/impacts-of-pulsed-electric-field-and-heat-treatment-on-quality-and-sensory-properties-and-microbial-inactivation-of-pomegranate-juice
#4
Gulsun A Evrendilek
Synergistic effects of pulsed electric field+mild heat on quality properties of pomegranate juice were modeled using the best-fit multiple (non-) linear regression models with inactivation kinetics parameters of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus. No significant difference was detected between the control and the treated samples in terms of pH; °Brix; total antioxidant capacity; total monomeric anthocyanin content; total ascorbic acid concentration; and the sensory properties of flavor, taste, aftertaste, and overall acceptance ( p > 0...
January 1, 2017: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608832/fruits-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Cai-Ning Zhao, Xiao Meng, Ya Li, Sha Li, Qing Liu, Guo-Yi Tang, Hua-Bin Li
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are leading global health problems. Accumulating epidemiological studies have indicated that consuming fruits was inversely related to the risk of CVDs. Moreover, substantial experimental studies have supported the protective role of fruits against CVDs, and several fruits (grape, blueberry, pomegranate, apple, hawthorn, and avocado) have been widely studied and have shown potent cardiovascular protective action. Fruits can prevent CVDs or facilitate the restoration of morphology and functions of heart and vessels after injury...
June 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607348/construction-of-sno2-graphene-composite-with-half-supported-cluster-structure-as-anode-toward-superior-lithium-storage-properties
#6
Chengling Zhu, Zhixin Chen, Shenmin Zhu, Yao Li, Hui Pan, Xin Meng, Muhammad Imtiaz, Di Zhang
Inspired by nature, herein we designed a novel construction of SnO2 anodes with an extremely high lithium storage performance. By utilizing small sheets of graphene oxide, the partitioned-pomegranate-like structure was constructed (SnO2@C@half-rGO), in which the porous clusters of SnO2 nanoparticles are partially supported by reduced graphene oxide sheets while the rest part is exposed (half-supported), like partitioned pomegranates. When served as anode for lithium-ion batteries, SnO2@C@half-rGO exhibited considerably high specific capacity (1034...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603126/prophylactic-and-therapeutic-effect-of-punica-granatum-in-trinitrobenzene-sulfonic-acid-induced-inflammation-in-rats
#7
Azra Riaz, Rafeeq Alam Khan, Syeda Afroz, Neelam Mallick
Pomegranate (Punica granatum L., Punicaceae) contains varieties of antioxidants and phytochemicals; there are evidences that phytochemicals and antioxidants play a vital role in reducing inflammation. Hence this investigation was planned to assess the outcome of Punica granatum on trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid provoked colitis in rats at 2, 5 and 8ml/kg of the body weight. The effect of P. granatum was assessed in two group i.e. prophylaxis as pre-colitis and therapeutic as post-colitis. After completion of dosing in both the groups, macroscopic and histological examination of colon was carried out along with estimation of serum myeloperoxidase, glutathione, alkaline phosphate, fibrinogen and C-reactive protein...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600209/phytochemical-content-fatty-acids-composition-and-antioxidant-potential-of-different-pomegranate-parts-comparison-between-edible-and-non-edible-varieties-grown-in-tunisia
#8
Zahra Amri, Faten Zaouay, Houda Lazreg-Aref, Hala Soltana, Amira Mneri, Messaoud Mars, Mohamed Hammami
Few comparative studies were interested between edible and non-edible pomegranate varieties. In the present study, flowers, leaves, juice and peel of two pomegranate varieties, ornamental variety "Nana" (NV) and sweet variety "Tounsi" (TV) were compared for their phenolic contents and antioxidant activity. Seeds oils were compared also for their fatty acids (FA) composition.Results showed that peel and juice of NV contained higher content in tannins, Flavonoids and anthocyanins. In contrast, peel and juice of TV were more concentrated in carotenoids and polyphenols...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597364/potential-application-of-nanoemulsions-for-skin-delivery-of-pomegranate-peel-polyphenols
#9
Thaisa Baccarin, Elenara Lemos-Senna
Pomegranate peel and seeds have demonstrated to possess antioxidant compounds with potential application to protect the skin against the ultraviolet radiation damage. However, the photoprotection activity is dependent on the amount of these compounds that reach the viable skin layers. In this paper, we describe the in vitro skin permeation and retention of the major pomegranate peel polyphenols using Franz diffusion cells, after entrapping a ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) from Punica granatum peel extract into nanoemulsions (NEs) prepared with pomegranate seed oil (PSO) or medium chain triglyceride oil (MCT)...
June 8, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594931/de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-and-quantification-reveal-differentially-expressed-genes-between-soft-seed-and-hard-seed-pomegranate-punica-granatum-l
#10
Hui Xue, Shangyin Cao, Haoxian Li, Jie Zhang, Juan Niu, Lina Chen, Fuhong Zhang, Diguang Zhao
Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) belongs to Punicaceae, and is valued for its social, ecological, economic, and aesthetic values, as well as more recently for its health benefits. The 'Tunisia' variety has softer seeds and big arils that are easily swallowed. It is a widely popular fruit; however, the molecular mechanisms of the formation of hard and soft seeds is not yet clear. We conducted a de novo assembly of the seed transcriptome in P. granatum L. and revealed differential gene expression between the soft-seed and hard-seed pomegranate varieties...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586031/punicalagin-suppresses-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-cervical-cancer-cells-through-inhibition-of-the-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#11
Jianming Tang, Bingshu Li, Shasha Hong, Cheng Liu, Jie Min, Ming Hu, Yang Li, Yaodan Liu, Li Hong
Natural botanical drugs have attracted attention due to their cancer chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic properties in cancer. Punicalagin (PUN) is the major bioactive component of pomegranate peel, and has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antiproliferation and anticancer properties. PUN has been shown to induce apoptosis in several cancer cell lines. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of PUN on HeLa human cervical cancer cells in vitro. The viability of the HeLa cells was assessed following treatment with PUN (0, 12...
June 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577126/nanoencapsulation-improves-scavenging-capacity-and-decreases-cytotoxicity-of-silibinin-and-pomegranate-oil-association
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Marila C L Marchiori, Cristina Rigon, Priscila M Copetti, Michele R Sagrillo, Letícia Cruz
Silibinin (SB) and pomegranate oil (PO) present therapeutic potential due to antioxidant activity, but the biological performance of both bioactives is limited by their low aqueous solubility. To overcome this issue, the aim of the present investigation was to develop nanocapsule suspensions with PO as oil core for SB encapsulation, as well as assess their toxicity in vitro and radical scavenging activity. The nanocapsule suspensions were prepared by interfacial deposition of preformed polymer method. SB-loaded PO-based nanocapsules (SBNC) showed an average diameter of 157 ± 3 nm, homogenous size distribution, zeta potential of -14...
June 2, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576362/effect-of-different-marinating-conditions-on-the-evolution-of-spoilage-microbiota-and-metabolomic-profile-of-chicken-breast-fillets
#13
Anastasia E Lytou, Efstathios Z Panagou, George-John E Nychas
Five different marinades were prepared containing lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, pomegranate juice and combinations of them. Three different temperatures (4, 10, and 20 °C) and five marinating time intervals (1, 3, 6, and 9 h) were tested. Microbial, physicochemical as well as sensory analyses were performed to assess marination. Noticeable microbial reductions and satisfactory sensory results were observed only in samples treated for short time (1 and 3 h). The marinade in which pomegranate and lemon juices were combined caused a decrease in microbial counts and led to desirable sensory attributes...
September 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572973/spray-drying-of-pomegranate-juice-using-maltodextrin-cyclodextrin-blends-as-the-wall-material
#14
Michael A Watson, Jeanne M Lea, Karen L Bett-Garber
Microencapsulation protects sensitive nutrients, masks flavors, or enhances delivery. Ratios of maltodextrin and γ-cyclodextrin (20:0, 19:1, and 17:3% w/w) were dissolved in water and mixed with pomegranate juice for spray drying with inlet temperatures of 120, 140, and 160°C. The effects on physical properties (water activity, % water content, color, pH, soluble solids (Brix), and methyl cellulose precipitable tannin assay (MCPTA) were examined. Based on the principle component analysis, formulation influenced color parameters and pH accounted for 46...
May 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572749/the-effect-of-acute-pomegranate-extract-supplementation-on-oxygen-uptake-in-highly-trained-cyclists-during-high-intensity-exercise-in-a-high-altitude-environment
#15
Emma May Crum, Ahmad Munir Che Muhamed, Matthew Barnes, Stephen Robert Stannard
BACKGROUND: Recent research has indicated that pomegranate extract (POMx) may improve performance during aerobic exercise by enhancing the matching of vascular oxygen (O2) provision to muscular requirements. POMx is rich in ellagitannin polyphenols and nitrates (NO3(-)), which are both associated with improvements in blood flow and O2 delivery. Primarily, this study aimed to determine whether POMx improves performance in a cycling time trial to exhaustion at 100%VO2max (TTE100%) in highly-trained cyclists...
2017: Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564630/green-chemical-approach-towards-the-synthesis-of-ceo2-doped-with-seashell-and-its-bacterial-applications-intermediated-with-fruit-extracts
#16
Mariadas Valan Arasu, R Thirumamagal, M P Srinivasan, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, A Ayeshamariam, D Saravana Kumar, N Punithavelan, M Jayachandran
Nanomaterials of CeO2 with A. vera were synthesized by using simple chemical method. Grapes drops are used as an oxidizing agent. Structural and morphological studies of nanomaterials of cerium oxide (CeO2), were studied for combustion method of preparation. The precursor solution was initialized by a hydrothermal reaction. Cerium hydroxyl carbonate precursors which involves cerium (III) nitrate Ce(NO3)3. 6 H2O with (1.0M) of seashell powder, 3% A. vera, extracts, grapes and pomegranate drops and this complex solution was used to produce the CeO2 powder particles...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560451/foxo3a-plays-a-key-role-in-the-protective-effects-of-pomegranate-peel-extract-against-amikacin-induced-ototoxicity
#17
Shuangyue Liu, Xiao Zhang, Meiling Sun, Tao Xu, Aimei Wang
The use of amikacin (AMK) in present treatment strategies results in severe ototoxicity; however, the underlying molecular mechanisms of this toxicity remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of orally administered pomegranate peel extract (PPE), a strong antioxidant, as a protective agent against AMK-induced ototoxicity. To this end, PPE was orally administered to adult BALB/c mice for 5 days, and the mice were then concurrently treated with AMK (500 mg/kg/day for 15 consecutive days)...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559737/optimisation-of-microwave-assisted-extraction-of-pomegranate-punica-granatum-l-seed-oil-and-evaluation-%C3%A2-of-its-physicochemical-and-bioactive-properties
#18
Hasene Keskin Çavdar, Derya Koçak Yanık, Uğur Gök, Fahrettin Göğüş
Pomegranate seed oil was extracted in a closed-vessel high-pressure microwave system. The characteristics of the obtained oil, such as fatty acid composition, free fatty acidity, total phenolic content, antioxidant activity and colour, were compared to those of the oil obtained by cold solvent extraction. Response surface methodology was applied to optimise extraction conditions: power (176-300 W), time (5-20 min), particle size (d=0.125-0.800 mm) and solvent to sample ratio (2:1, 6:1 and 10:1, by mass). The predicted highest extraction yield (35...
March 2017: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559164/pomegranate-seed-oil-influences-the-fatty-acids-profile-and-reduces-the-activity-of-desaturases-in-livers-of-sprague-dawley-rats
#19
Agnieszka Białek, Agnieszka Stawarska, Joanna Bodecka, Małgorzata Białek, Andrzej Tokarz
The aim of our study was to compare the influence of diet supplementation with pomegranate seed oil - as conjugated linolenic acids (CLnA) source, or conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) and to examine the mechanism of their activity. The content of fatty acids, levels of biomarkers of lipids' oxidation and the activity of key enzymes catalyzing lipids metabolism were measured. Obtained results revealed that conjugated fatty acids significantly decrease the activity of Δ5-desaturase (p=0.0001) and Δ6-desaturase (p=0...
May 27, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558700/punicic-acid-a-striking-health-substance-to-combat-metabolic-syndromes-in-humans
#20
REVIEW
Muhmmad Asim Shabbir, Moazzam Rafiq Khan, Muhammad Saeed, Imran Pasha, Anees Ahmed Khalil, Naila Siraj
Punicic acid, a bioactive compound of pomegranate seed oil has gained wide attention for their therapeutic potential. Different studies conducted on animal and human models have revealed that punicic acid is very effective against various chronic diseases. Substantial laboratory works has been carried out to elaborate punicic acid effectiveness and mechanism of action in animals. The intention of this review article is to explore the facts about the clinical trials of punicic acid and to discuss different future strategies that can be employed to use it in human clinical trials...
May 30, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
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