Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pomega5 is paraben free

In August last year, my colleague Darlene developed allergic rhinitis, almost overnight. ‘I would wake up snuffly, my eyes itching and watering, nose running, sneezing nonstop,’ she says. ‘At times, it was so severe my eyelids became dry and lizard-like, and my head throbbed.’ Despite extensive tests, no cause could be found. ‘The specialist said many people don’t find the cause – or causes – and, basically, it seemed I would have to live with it.’

However, Darlene noticed that her symptoms were worse when she used cosmetic or household products containing fragrances (synthetic or natural) or parabens preservatives. So she set out on a quest to find fragrance and parabens-free products for her dry skin, preferably with an anti-ageing element.
As it turned out, it was quite a tall order, involving months of trial and error. Since so many people suffer similarly, I thought it would be useful to share her finds, which are all free of parabens and sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), and, unless specified, also fragrance-free. Darlene says one word:

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Omega 5 botanical oil made from pomegranate seeds may prevent diabetes

Greentech news: Pomegranate seed oil may prevent diabetes

By Stephen Daniells, 26-Aug-2009
Related topics: Research, Nutritional lipids and oils, Phytochemicals, plant extracts, Diabetes,

Consuming oil from pomegranate seeds may prevent the development of diabetes, suggest results from a study with mice fed a high-fat diet.

Pomegranate seed oil, rich in conjugate linolenic acid, was found to change weight gain, reduce body weight, and improve insulin sensitivity in mice, “suggesting that risk of developing type 2 diabetes may have been reduced”, says a paper published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
While the juice and pulp of pomegranates have received considerable attention, particularly for their potential heart health benefits, as well as benefiting joint health and as a potential prevention of prostate cancer, the seeds have been largely ignored.

The source of the fruit and juice’s benefits is the antioxidant content, particularly ellagitannin compounds like punicalagins and punicalins, which accounts for about half of the fruit's antioxidant ability.

However, oil from the fruit’s seeds has minimal antioxidant content, but it is a rich source of 9-cis, 11-trans conjugate linolenic acid. This is a different compound to the one currently on the market - CLA or conjugated linoleic acid.

Study details

Led by Brian McFarlin from the University of Houston, the researchers divided 60 male mice into three equal groups. The first group consumed a high-fat diet, the second group consumed the same high-fat diet but was supplemented with the pomegranate seed oil (61.8 mg per day, POM Wonderful), and the third group consumed a normal diet.

At the end of the study, the mice fed the high-fat diet and supplemented with the pomegranate seed oil gained about 10 grams less than the high-fat only group. Furthermore, insulin sensitivity increased, while leptin decreased and adiponectin increased. “Leptin and adiponectin are closely related to body weight and body composition,” they explained.
However, the researchers did not note any heart health benefits, in terms of reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease. “Despite reduction in weight gain and type 2 diabetes risk, markers for CVD were not altered,” they said.

“It is reasonable to speculate that CVD risk was not altered because POMo lacks the antioxidant properties of pomegranate fruit/juice or was not used at a high enough dose,” they said.
Dr McFarlin and his co-workers stated that future studies should evaluate the potential effects and elucidate the underlying mechanisms of the health benefits of consuming the oil during a period of weight gain.

Source: British Journal of NutritionVolume 102, Pages 54-59, doi:10.1017/S0007114508159001“Pomegranate seed oil consumption during a period of high-fat feeding reduces weight gain and reduces type 2 diabetes risk in CD-1 mice”Authors: B.K. McFarlin, K.A. Strohacker, M.L. Kueht

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Factoid: Pomega5 is not a UFO, you can purchase the products at Wholefoods

The Canadian UFO myth --

Canadians saw a record number of unidentified flying objects in 2008, according to a 20-year study of saucer sightings. Chris Rutkowski, a "ufologist" and science writer in Manitoba, said yesterday that in the past two decades, 15,000 Canadians have reported seeing 8,600 UFOs. These include sightings of lights in the sky and disc-shaped objects, reported to authorities. Mr. Rutkowski said the number of sightings has skyrocketed since 1989, when 141 were reported. Last year, there were 1,004. He said the hike is probably due to several factors: it has become easier to report sightings as UFO-dedicated websites provide forms online; there are more satellites and aircraft in the sky (more objects to misinterpret); and, finally, there may be more genuine UFOs.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Pomega5 unaffected by new California bill to regulate pomegranate juice

A California bill affecting pomegranate juice claims
The Capitol Weekly reports:
The issue is pomegranate juice, a tart, healthful beverage rife with anti-oxidants and increasingly popular with the public. About four out of five pomegranates are grown outside the country. Of those grown in the U.S., most are grown in California, where some 250 farmers produce commercial pomegranates on some 35,000 acres, according to a Senate analysis. The yield is worth about $75 million annually.

“There is no doubt that if this bill gets approved there is going to be a turf war,” said K.C. Pomering, a fifth-generation pomegranate farmer in Madera. “The question is, do we really need this?”

The largest producer and distributor of pomegranate juice in the country is POM Wonderful, which is owned by California billionaire Stewart Resnick, a significant figure in California politics and the owner of Paramount Farms, the Franklin Mint and Teleflora. Resnick is a major donor to legislators of both major parties and to political campaigns, including more than $197,000 in 2007-08. The “Wonderful” in POM Wonderful, aside from the marketing benefit, also refers to a variety of pomegranate known as a Wonderful, grown in California. There are at least 300 varieties of pomegranates. All of POM Wonderful’s pomegranates are grown in the California’s Central Valley.

POM Wonderful and a coalition called the Partnership for Unadulterated, Real and Ethical Pomegranate Juice want California to adopt stringent rules governing the ability of pomegranate-juice sellers to list their product as “100 percent pure.” POM notes that it doesn’t buy foreign pomegranate juice - which may be cut with filler juices - and that it is the “only brand that controls its pomegranate juice from tree to bottle.”

“POM is the only brand guaranteed to contain 100 percent authentic pomegranate juice,” POM Wonderful says on its web site, noting that a number studies have documented the health benefits of pomegranate juice.

POM and its allies -- who, somewhat surprisingly, include the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees -- backed a bill that earlier set forth a series of scientific markers, based on information developed by studies that, among other things, detailed the chemical profile that contains the attributes of pure pomegranate juice.

AFSCME said the bill, SB 190, extols truth in advertising and that any dilution of pomegranate juice cuts its health benefits. Sen. Rod Wright, D-Inglewwod, who is carrying the bill, agreed.
“It only seeks to define what 100 percent is. If you want to call it “100 percent,” it has to be 100 percent,” Wright told an Assembly committee this week.

According to rivals of POM, those characteristics essentially gave POM Wonderful a competitive edge by freezing out other pomegranate producers whose product didn’t meet the chemical profile in the bill. The company itself said POM Wonderful was unique. “All of these studies featured patients who drank POM Wonderful 100 percent Pomegranate Juice, not any other brands.” The rivals include farmers and a national association representing juice producers, along with the California Nevada Soft Drink Association, which has members that own juice companies.

Wright has flatly rejected suggestions that the bill is intended to benefit POM Wonderful or any other single company. Studies of 45 different kinds of pomegranate juice from 23 different manufacturers showed that six of the 23 produced juice that met the 14-point criteria, not just POM Wonderful. The specifications by an entity called the International Multidimensional Authenticity Specification, or IMAS, were included in the bill.

But the Senate was suspicious, fearful that the legislation primarily benefited POM Wonderful. The upper house, which amended the bill five times, approved Wright’s legislation in a 36-1 bipartisan vote, but not before the specific IMAS criteria had been stripped from its language, among other changes. The result: The bill now requires the state Department of Public Health, which has opposed the bill as unnecessary, to study the issue and write regulations in two years. But there are rumors in both houses of the Legislature that the language removed by the Senate will be restored in the Assembly.

The bill emerged from the Assembly Health Committee this week and is expected to be heard by the Appropriations Committee. Committee Chairman Dave Jones, D-Sacramento, said he saw no indication from the language of the bill that it would allow unfair competition, as the bill’s critics contended.

Earlier, on July 1, the bill was changed - again - to say the proposed regulations would apply “regardless of the origin or source of the pomegranates.” The change occurred the same day that the Senate approved the bill. The lone dissenting vote was Sen. Mimi Walters, an Orange County Republican.

Critics believe the issue is federal, not state. “Every juice, not just pomegranate is regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). This bill ties the hands of California processors. What if Washington state has its own rules, or Florida does the same thing with orange juice? We have federal standards already in place,” Pomering said.

“The bill keeps changing. It’s a chameleon,” Pomering added.
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pomega5 responds to our confused readers – Omega 5 oil demystified

SCENARIO: everybody and her sister can write an article about skin care and how pomega5 products truly exceed the performance of other green lines, but someone has got to make a sale, and sometimes you are in that happy place where you’ve gotten into the customer attention by she is not yet ready to purchase your product.
As you work with your customer contact, it gradually dawns on you that she doesn’t have the authority to make a final decision. The real decision-makers are somewhere else up the management chain but your contact seems reluctant to introduce you upwards. How do you cope?

Here’s a five step process:

· STEP #1: Understand the psychology. Assuming that your contact is not actually delusional about her decision-making power (don’t laugh; it happens), your contact probably has cold feet about bringing the idea to the bigwig’s attention. Unlike you, she is not trained to overcome the fear of selling new brands and, if she screws up, she can’t just move on to the next account. She’s got to live with the results
· STEP #2: Take a dose of reality. If your sales activity remains at this level, and with this person, it may add days, weeks and even months to your sales cycle. And it will waste time that you could be spending developing other opportunities. What’s more, there’s a good chance that the opportunity could drag on and on and then end in a “no decision” simply because a decision maker isn’t involved. So you MUST take action.
· STEP #3: Research the power structure. Find out the name(s) of the real decision-makers. It probably won’t help just to ask outright, because your contact is pretending, remember? So ask indirect questions like: “how have offerings like this been purchased in the past?” or “who else in the management influences your final decision?” Worse case, develop some more contacts and ask around.
· STEP #4: Request appropriate access. If you don’t ask, you don’t get. Say something like: “We’ve made a lot of good progress here we are at the point of this process we need to speak to John Smith, the senior VP. This is a something that will help us both, so shall we do that meeting together or shall I contact her myself?” Note that you’re giving a choice, but that each choice moves the sale forward.
· STEP #5: Determine what’s missing. If the contact refuses either choice — she won’t sponsor you and tells you not to talk to the decision maker — you have one (1) fallback position. Say something like: “I apologize for not articulating the situation very well. We’re working together on a deal for x amount of money and made a good start. What needs to happen before we get John Smith involved?” Listen carefully to the answer.

Hope this helps in closing a sale of POMEGA5 products