Punicic acid оr trichosanic acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid
One of the most potent antioxidants known to modern science.
It is named for the pomegranate (Punica granatum), and is obtained from seed oil.
Punicic acid is a conjugated triene fatty acid naturally found at high concentrations in the seed of pomegranate (Punica granatum) and the seed oils of snake gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina).
Punicic acid is a relatively new find. The therapeutic and medical benefits are still being studied. Several studies of punicic acid have found it to be instrumental in the treatment of chronic diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration. It is a potent antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Pomegranate seed oil has been shown to protect against diet induced obesity and insulin resistance.
Punicic acid is called sometimes as omega-5 (erroneous classified, but well known with that name).
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