Newly published clinical study on sports nutrition with Euromed’s Pomanox® extract demonstrates improved sports performance and recovery

Natural extract of Pomegranate fruit proven in a double blind, placebo-controlled study to help athletic performance and stamina for recreational and professional athletes of all ages 

This newly published study is great news for all adults, both men and women, who enjoy any activity level: Appearing in the journal, Nutrients, this study — conducted by the Department of Exercise Physiology, San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia Spain – with male amateur cyclists demonstrates improvement in both sports performance and post-exercise recovery. A randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial investigated if the pomegranate extract called Pomanox® could improve peak performance of 26 trained cyclists after an exhaustive endurance trial.

The main outcomes show that in just two weeks — 14 days — of Pomanox® supplementation significantly increased the time to exhaustion of trained cyclists and the time to reach a second ventilatory threshold (VT2) in a maximal test, after a long endurance effort, compared to a placebo. According to the authors, this shows that both maximal and submaximal performance increased. The physiological conditions of the test protocol were similar to those occurring in long-distance competitions, when participants decide to elevate their intensity in the final segment of a race, after a long submaximal effort. The intake of Pomanox may be particularly valuable when the objective is peak performance after a period of exercise.1

Andrea Zangara, Scientific Marketing Manager at Euromed, says: “We are very pleased to see these promising results published though gold standard protocols, and at an established authoritative institution, as they provide further clear support for the safety and efficacy of our ingredients – in this instance, Pomanox®.”

To be accessible to all types of active people, Euromed has made Pomanox available to manufacturers as certified organic, non-GMO and water-soluble versions. As with Euromed’s botanical extracts, it is expertly extracted by the safest eco-friendly, water-only technologies (Pure-Hydro™ Process), and therefore is free from residual solvents. Their production is vertically integrated and originates from selected fruit grown locally in Euromed’s Mediterranean region under strict and transparent quality control and in close proximity to the manufacturing plant. It is Euromed’s goal to offer the highest quality botanical extracts that are ideal for inclusion into premium dietary supplements, functional foods, as well as in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

References: 1 Torregrosa-García A., et al.: Pomegranate Extract Improves Maximal Performance of Trained Cyclists after an Exhausting Endurance T: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Nutrients 2019, 11, 721.


Founded in 1971 by the German pharmaceutical company MADAUS, EUROMED S.A. is a leading producer of standardized herbal extracts and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) of botanical origin for the international pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food and cosmetic industries. A biomass of more than 5000 tons is extracted at the company’s manufacturing facilities in Barcelona and in Murcia, Spain annually. The new production plant in Murcia further expands Euromed’s capabilities with eco-friendly technologies that use a sophisticated water-based extraction method, Pure-Hydro Process™. All extracts comply with worldwide GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and international pharmacopoeias. Euromed has a long history of expertise in research and development, laboratory analyses and extraction technologies. The company is committed to the highest quality standards in terms of analytical, chemical, and evidence-based therapeutic aspects. This experience is now available to the rapidly expanding global nutraceutical market, increasingly seeking scientifically evidence ingredients.

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