Pomi-T® is a food supplement containing green tea, broccoli powder, turmeric powder, and pomegranate whole fruit powder; it shows benefits among men with rising PSA levels due to prostate cancer.

Safety and precautions

Pomi-T® is generally very safe except among people who have allergies or sensitivities to pomegranate or caffeine.

Interactions with cancer treatment

Although not substantiated in humans, high doses of polyphenols have shown antioxidant effects in lab studies. This antioxidant action could possibly reduce the effect of chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Be sure your oncologist knows if you are taking Pomi-T® before starting chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Side effects or adverse events

Gastrointestinal symptoms

  • A weak trendan apparent change due to a therapy, close to but not achieving full statistical significance (this is the CancerChoices definition; other researchers and studies may define this differently toward higher incidence of flatulence or loose bowels among men with localized prostate cancer managed with primary active surveillance or watchful waiting treated with an oral capsule containing a blend of pomegranate, green tea, broccoli, and turmeric for 6 months compared to placeboa pill, medicine, or procedure—thought to be both harmless and ineffective—prescribed for the psychological benefit to the patient or as a sham treatment in a study to allow a comparison to a therapy of interest in a mid-sized RCTrandomized controlled trial, a study design in which people are randomly assigned to either an experimental group or a control group to compare the outcomes from different treatments; an RCT is considered a strong design for determining a therapy’s effects1Thomas R, Williams M, Sharma H, Chaudry A, Bellamy P. A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial evaluating the effect of a polyphenol-rich whole food supplement on PSA progression in men with prostate cancer–the UK NCRN Pomi-T study. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. 2014 Jun;17(2):180-6.

Interactions with other therapies

Safety recommendations for green tea ›, pomegranate, broccoli, and turmeric › should be followed. 

For example, pomegranate has the potential to interact with some drugs, such as warfarin, anti-hypertensives, or anticonvulsants.

Do not use (contraindications)

People can be hypersensitive to one or more of the ingredients in Pomi-T®. People with allergies to pomegranate or caffeine should not use Pomi-T®.

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Nancy Hepp, MS

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Ms. Hepp is a researcher and communicator who has been writing and editing educational content on varied health topics for more than 20 years. She serves as lead researcher and writer for CancerChoices and also served as the first program manager. Her graduate work in research and cognitive psychology, her master’s degree in instructional design, and her certificate in web design have all guided her in writing and presenting information for a wide variety of audiences and uses. Nancy’s service as faculty development coordinator in the Department of Family Medicine at Wright State University also provided experience in medical research, plus insights into medical education and medical care from the professional’s perspective.

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Andrew Jackson, ND

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Andrew Jackson, ND, serves as a CancerChoices research associate. As a naturopathic physician practicing in Kirkland, Washington, he teaches critical evaluation of the medical literture at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. His great appreciation of scientific inquiry and the scientific process has led him to view research with a critical eye.

Andrew Jackson, ND Research Associate

Last update: December 19, 2023

Last full literature review: April 2023

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