Frequently Asked Questions
GRANALIX is a biotechnology start-up company, founded by Professor Ruth Gabizon – senior researcher from the Department of Neurology at Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem – together with Professor Shlomo Magdassi, an international expert in the field of Nanotechnology from the Casali Center, Institute of Chemistry, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Ingredients And Production
The oil contains one main fatty acid – Punicic Acid – Omega 5. This is a polyunsaturated fatty acid comprising 18 carbons with three conjugated double bonds, which make it one of the most potent antioxidants in nature. Oxidation of one double bond makes the punicic acid an isomer of linoleic acid, proposed in various scientific papers as having many qualities. The punicic acid is also called “Super CLA”, because its effects far outweigh the biological effects of CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid).
Pomegranate seed oil is cold-pressed and does not undergo extraction in organic solvents and, thus, all of the oil’s components are preserved in excellent quality.
Based on the effective quantity shown in laboratory experiments, it is recommended to take two capsules together, every morning. The use of capsules should continue on a permanent basis.
For adults only. consult a physician if pregnant or nursing taking medications, or have a medical condition. Keep out of the reach children.
This package contains a desiccant.
Store the product in a cool and dry place, away from heat, light, and moisture.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Pomegranate oil 125 mg, Emulsifiers E-494, E-433, Ethanol 2%, Filler (Glycerine), Fish Gelatin (from Tilapia fish), Iron oxide color.
Total capsule weight is 650 mg., with a caloric value of less than 3 calories.
All ingredients were found to be safe for use, and approved for the food industry by the U.S. FDA at even higher concentrations than those found in the capsules.
Pomegranate oil and punicic acid are natural substances and are not considered to be toxic materials. The oil itself is used worldwide and is considered safe and even healthy.
No mitogenic activity or liver enzyme activity change was found in concentrations of 2 grams. The LD50 value is over 5 gms/kg body weight, according to OECD countries’ indices. Therefore, pomegranate oil is considered to be safe, without any consumption limits.
GranaGard is manufactured exclusively for GRANALIX by Ambrosia-SupHerb, Israel’s leading manufacturer of advanced nutritional supplements.
Our products are developed and tested both in Professor Ruth Gabizon’s laboratory at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem and in the laboratory of Prof. Shlomo Magdassi at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Commercial production is carried out under the supervision of the SupHerb factory, which meets all the strictest requirements set by the Ministry of Health Israel. Our products are the result of groundbreaking research and innovation in scientific study, and in compliance with stringent industrial control standards.
Each of the components we use to manufacture GRANALIX products, is FDA-approved (and appears in the GRAS designation – Generally Recognized as Safe) and is suitable for human consumption. We use only natural active ingredients which are safe and healthy. We also meet OECD guidelines to ensure that our products are safe.
Third-Party Safety Checks
The safety of the product for human consumption is our primary concern. We test the product to ensure it retains its characteristics and, therefore, we use the services of independent laboratories which are considered to be leaders in Israel in product quality testing.
Testing Vendor Products
We purchase raw materials from suppliers who meet the most stringent criteria and standards, in order to provide the highest quality product.
The manufacturing factory Supherb withholds the highest standards and certificates regarding control standards, quality and food safety:
ISO: 9001 – International Standard detailing the requirements for Quality Management Systems.
ISO: 22000 – International Standard detailing the requirements for Food Safety Management Systems.
G.M.P. (Good Manufacturing Practice) – The Ministry of Health’s (Israel) permit to mark the company’s products as having been produced in accordance with “adequate manufacturing conditions”.
HACCP: Food Safety Systems Management Standard that defines adequate manufacturing conditions in the food industry, to ensure strict compliance with quality management requirements.