What You Should Know
Weleda is a natural skin care company offering kits, skin products and baby products. Skin care products are based on the healing powers of pomegranate. Pomegranate is a strong antioxidant that can help reduce the signs of aging by fighting free radical damage. Everyone suffers from free radical cellular damage on some level. Antioxidants can work from within or on the exterior of the body to heal cells and stop free radical reproduction. When taken internally, pomegranate oil provides benefits of conjugated linoleic acid or CLA. Many herbalists consider CLA to be a natural fat burner, but research studies have not proven these effects on the body. It takes more than 600 pounds of fresh pomegranates to produce just one pound of pomegranate seed oil so products containing the oil tend to be expensive. Weleda products are not sold from the official website but can be found at Target, Whole Foods and other higher end retailers.
List of Ingredients
Skin care and baby products with pomegranate oil.
The only skin care product sold for weight reduction are cellulite creams. These creams often contain a stimulant to reduction the water held between fat cells. The effect is a slimming look that is temporary. Weleda does not offer cellulite creams in their product line. Instead, Weleda specializes in antioxidant creams to reduce the signs of aging. On some level, the antioxidants and conjugated linoleic acid present in pomegranate oil will be absorbed and used by the body. If CLA were a strong fat burner, dieters may see some weight reduction benefit, but this is not the case.
Research falls on both sides of the CLA health benefit debate. Some studies have shown weight reduction when the supplement is taken internally. Others show no signs of improved weight loss over long term trials. CLA has the same structure as trans fatty acids. In 2005, French food authorities studied the acid to determine safety for dieters and consumers. Weleda products sell for between $10 and $20 at participating retailers.
- Pomegranate oil is a strong antioxidant.
- Some researchers believe CLA can reduce body fat.
- Products are easy to find at major retailers.
- There are some concerns about the safety of CLA containing products.
- Skin care products will not increase weight loss.
- Weleda does not offer weight reduction antioxidant supplements.
Healthy skin is a huge part of feeling good about you. Weleda products can help to reduce the signs of aging with the strong antioxidant properties of pomegranate oil. Despite the health benefits of antioxidants, weight loss will not be a result of using Weleda products. Dieters may have more luck taking an antioxidant supplement in conjunction with a proven fat burner.