Why We Don't Sell Black Seed Oil
What is black seed oil?
Black seed oil is extracted from nigella sativa seeds, a plant native to southwest Asia. The oil is claimed to be a healthy alternative to avocado oil and extra virgin oil; however, it can be expensive. The oil contains omega 6 linoleic acid and omega 9 oleic acid and contains a potent bioactive known as thymoquinone.
What is black seed oil commonly used for?
There are number of health supporting claims for black seed oil, although it appears that it is largely taken to manage blood sugar levels and cholesterol and to support normal blood pressure.
Why don’t we sell black seed oil?
At present there have only been small to medium scale trials for black seed oil, mostly conducted in Asia between 1-5 months in duration. There is also no data to support safe use over a long period of time. Based on the limited research available it is too soon to determine if black seed oil has any therapeutic properties in regard to the health claims.
What are the alternatives?
Multi-Guard® Balance is a specialist multivitamin and mineral with several distinctive differences from other multis. One of the key ingredients is the well-known trace mineral chromium, which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels. We have also added a relevant level of cinnamon bark at the same potency of extract used in published studies.
Fish Oil 1100mg – Fish oil has a plethora or research behind the health claims, and it one of our Nutrition Advisors top recommendations for supporting heart health. The omega 3 essential fatty acids found in fish oil contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure and a health heart.
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Keri Filtness has worked in the Nutrition Industry for 19 years. She is regularly called upon for her professional comments on health and nutrition related news. Her opinions have been featured by BBC3, Prima, Vitality, The Mirror, Woman’s Own and Cycling Weekly, amongst others. She has also worked one to one with journalists, analysing their diets and health concerns and recommending changes and additions, where appropriate.