Pomegranate seed oil

Last Updated: September 28 2022

Punicic Acid is the main fatty acid found in Pomegranate Seed Oil and found in Pomegranates, it may contribute to many of the health benefits associated with Pomegranates.

Pomegranate seed oil is most often used for

What else is Pomegranate seed oil known as?
Note that Pomegranate seed oil is also known as:
  • Pomegranate Seed Oil
  • Punicic Acid
Pomegranate seed oil should not be confused with:
Dosage information

Studies that use pomegranate seed oil use 400mg of a 72% punicic acid seed oil. While this appears to be in the bioactive range of punicic acid, it is not known if this is an optimal dosage or not.

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