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Old 03-20-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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Pomegranate juice & vascularity

I have been drinking pomegranate juice daily for the past two months. Sixteen ounces post lifting and eight ounces post cardio. I have seen increased vascularity and fullness. I have tried some of the NO products out there, but adding this to my diet has blown all of them away. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I keep very close tbas on my diet, and this has been the only new thing added. So, I do believe this is causing these changes.
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Old 03-22-2007, 03:29 AM   #2
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Sounds somewhere between incredible and interesting as hell!
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:56 PM   #3
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Here is something I found.

A study led by Claudio Napoli, professor of medicine and clinical pathology at the University of Naples in Italy (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102: 4896–4901, 2005), demonstrated that pomegranate juice reduces atherosclerotic lesions in mice bred to develop the disease. The juice, which the mice drank diluted in their water supply, significantly slowed the onset of atherosclerosis in mice that had not yet developed it and reversed it in mice with existing lesions.

In exploring the mechanisms behind these effects, Napoli’s group showed that the juice did two things: It enhanced production of the enzyme nitric oxide synthase, and it reduced production of two transcription factors involved in stimulating oxidative metabolism. The researchers demonstrated both of these activities in living mice, and in human cardiovascular cells grown in culture.

The effect on nitric oxide synthase is significant because this is the enzyme responsible for generating nitric oxide, a small signaling molecule necessary for relaxation and dilation of blood vessels. Atherosclerosis is accompanied by a loss of production of this important metabolic messenger. Atherosclerosis is also accompanied by increases in oxidative degradation of cellular components at lesion sites. Reversal of these processes can reestablish good cardiovascular health, as the researchers showed
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:34 PM   #4
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I hear you can rub it all over with the feather of a red rooster, and your calves will grow...http://intensemuscle.com/images/smilies/laser.gif
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