DOSAGE AND DURATION OF ADMINISTRATION
Daily dose in clinical trials: All of the clinical studies published to date have used 8 ounces (240 ml) per day (or its equivalent: 50 ml POM Wonderful PJ concentrate) of POM Wonderful PJ.9–14 Studies have ranged from 2 weeks to 54 months in duration with adults ranging in age from 21 to 80 years.
Manufacturer serving recommendations and nutritional information: The serving for POM Wonderful PJ is 8 fluid ounces per day.
Table 1 on page 14 lists the Nutrition Facts for POM Wonderful PJ based on 4 lots analyzed from 2006 to 2007.6 With regard to the claim of 0 g of total fat, it is important to note that in the 4 lots analyzed, the total fat measured was < 0.1 g/100 g. According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines, “If the serving contains less than 0.5 gram, the content shall be expressed as zero.”15
A single serving of POM Wonderful PJ (8 ounces or 240 ml) provides 6% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin B6 and riboflavin, 4% RDA for biotin, niacin, and pantothenic acid, and 2% RDA for thiamin. Potassium is the most abundant mineral in POM Wonderful PJ, with a single serving providing 520 mg or 15% of the RDA.6 It also provides 8% RDA manganese, 4% magnesium, and 2% calcium, iron, zinc, and phosphate. According to FDA guidelines, POM Wonderful PJ is a good source of potassium and is low in sodium. The guidelines state, “Diets containing foods that are a good source of potassium and that are low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.”16