|Green tea | Broccoli | Pomegranate | Turmeric | Pomi-T|
and clinical studies have unveiled several benefits of turmeric (Curcuma Longa,
curcuma domestica), the chemical that has a strong yellow colour. The root is
normally dried and crushed to form a powder which is added to food as a
and is ubiquitous in Asian and Middle Eastern cooking. It is also popular in
traditional Chinese medicine remedies to treat inflammation, burns and disorders
of the digestive track and it has a high concentration of polyphenols
which have anti-inflammatory properties.
and is ubiquitous in Asian and Middle Eastern cooking. It is also popular in traditional Chinese medicine remedies to treat inflammation, burns and disorders of the digestive track and it has a high concentration of polyphenols which have anti-inflammatory properties.
Why are antioxidants and plant polyphenols important?
Polyphenols are natural plant based chemicals found in healthy foods which enhance our health and protect us from illnesses. Their antioxidant properties protect us from environmental and ingested chemicals which damage our DNA via a process called oxidation. Many studies have linked anti-oxidant rich foods with a lower risk of cancer and other chronic illnesses such as high cholesterol, dementia, arthritis, skin aging and macular degeneration (blindness). There are studies which report that anti-oxidants in broccoli have an anti-cancer effect.
Anti-cancer properties of turmeric
It has been shown to reduce prostate cancer cell growth by blocking cells in
part of the cell cycle, increase the rate of apoptosis, prevent the invasion and
migration of malignant cells [Somasundaram 2002,]. Research conducted at the
University of Michigan found that turmeric helped halt the growth of stem cells
that give rise to breast cancer and did not harm normal breast cells. This
effect was further enhanced when turmeric was combined with piperine the main
anti-oxidant found in black pepper. A
team from Columbia University found that curcumin combined with ginger reduced
prostate cancer cell growth and increased the rate of apoptosis. Researchers
at Leicester University postulated that the antioxidants found in curcumin and
spices such as capsaicin, the chemical responsible for the heat in chillies,
could be responsible for the low levels of colon cancer in the Asian community
It has been shown to reduce prostate cancer cell growth by blocking cells in part of the cell cycle, increase the rate of apoptosis, prevent the invasion and migration of malignant cells [Somasundaram 2002,]. Research conducted at the University of Michigan found that turmeric helped halt the growth of stem cells that give rise to breast cancer and did not harm normal breast cells. This effect was further enhanced when turmeric was combined with piperine the main anti-oxidant found in black pepper. A team from Columbia University found that curcumin combined with ginger reduced prostate cancer cell growth and increased the rate of apoptosis. Researchers at Leicester University postulated that the antioxidants found in curcumin and spices such as capsaicin, the chemical responsible for the heat in chillies, could be responsible for the low levels of colon cancer in the Asian community [Steward 2008].
is recognised as safe by the FDA as a food additive. Serious adverse effects
have not been reported in humans even taking up to 8 g/day for three months (Chung et al 2001). There is no evidence that turmeric adversely affects
pregnancy, although the safety of curcumin supplements in pregnancy and
lactation has not been established. Curcumin has been found to inhibit platelet
aggregation in vitro suggesting a potential to increase the risk of bleeding in
people taking anti-platelet medication [Shah 1999] but
no reports have been found in humans including those in the Pomi-T study.
Our recommendation: Turmeric extract combination
turmeric can be pleasant and tasty in certain dishes but taking a supplement ensures a higher daily
dose and not everyone likes the taste of this spice. There are many
turmeric extracts are available on the open market
but it would be advisable to take a tablet which has been combined with other
anti-oxidant rich foods and been manufactured with the higher quality control.
a broad range of healthy plant based polyphenols and antioxidants within four
natural super food green tea | broccoli
| pomegranate | turmeric. The whole food ingredients have been dried, concentrated
then squeezed into a tablet for a convenient way to boost daily intake. The
rationale for combining four different foods types (berry, vegetable, spice and
leaf) was to provide a wide spectrum of naturally healthy polyphenol nutrients,
whilst at the same time avoiding over-consumption of one particular type.
Ingredients were also selected to avoid foods with high phytoestrogenic or
hormonal properties. Each
supplement tablets contains:
or caking agents:
Broccoli Powder 150mg
Turmeric Powder 150mg
Pomegranate seed powder 150mg
Green Tea 5:1 extract 30mg equivalent to 150mg
has been investigated in a UK Government approved national scientific
study which has the highest possible scientific design, the gold standard of all
trials - A double blind, randomised (RCT) placebo controlled trial. The study is
sponsored by the charity Prostate Action, has been adopted by the National
Cancer Research Network (NCRN), has UK Ethics Committee certification and is
independently audited to ensure adherence to European Good Clinical Practice
Guidelines (GCP). The chief investigator Professor Robert Thomas is Chair of
McMillan Survivorship Expert Advisory Committee and is a consultant Oncologist
at Bedford, Cranfield and Cambridge University Hospitals. The trial is currently
the world’s largest RCT of a food supplement to date and the full results will
be available in early 2013.
Contact information: Pomi-T
is manufactured in the UK, from natural
ingredients, to the highest quality assurance standards and EU compliance
regulations. Pomi-T is owned by natureMedical
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