Unlike other supplements, there is no recommended dosage per the FDA. “There is no RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) because it’s not an essential nutrient. Additionally, there is no clinical consensus at this time. But dose can be informed and should be guided by published clinical science on pomegranate extract,” says mindbodygreen’s director of scientific affairs Ashley Jordan Ferira, Ph.D., R.D.N..
What does this mean in practice? Well, there is no recommended dosage to land squarely on. Instead, you should discuss your exact personalized wellness goals with your health care practitioner before deciding on an option. A dietitian herself, Ferira says, “you should look for supplements containing at least 100 mg if it’s a standalone pomegranate extract, ideally originating from the whole fruit.”
Additionally, explains Ferira, ”if it’s a multi-ingredient product with other skin-supporting and antioxidant-laden bioactives, then the pomegranate extract dosage may be lower than a stand-alone pomegranate extract supplement, where it’s doing all the work on its own.”* Essentially, when you are considering dosage on pomegranate extract, be mindful of if you are taking it on its own—or if it’s part of a broader formulation. This can help inform the amount.