Water is the main component of the human body. On average, it represents 60% of an adult's body weight. In the event of an imbalance in the water balance, when water intake is insufficient compared to water loss, our body suffers from dehydration.
The pomegranate, Punica granatum, is a plant that excels in managing its water capital. The pomegranate is one of the few fruits rich in oestrogens that do not affect the management of its water reserves. The multi-millennia-old mechanisms that have allowed the pomegranate (Punica granatum) to adapt to its environment are due to a substance that regulates the functioning of the aquaporins, contained in the fleshy part of the fruit. This substance, a patented bioregulator known as CAE™, is the essential component of the food supplement.
What are aquaporins?
Embedded in the membranes of our cells, small protein channels called aquaporins play an important role in water and glycerol transport, filtration, absorption and secretion of body fluids. Discovered in 2003 by Peter Agre, aquaporins are present in all living tissues and form a veritable hydraulic network dedicated to the harmonious distribution of water in our bodies. The role of aquaporins at the blood level is considerable, not only in maintaining the structure of cells but also at the vascular level in the regulation of blood pressure. Aquaporins also play a role in the kidneys and intestines. Indeed, certain water transport disorders result in disturbances of intestinal transit.
The conservation of aquaporin genes during evolution explains the similarity of these genes between the plant and animal worlds.