The feeding of the Western countries is very high in saturated fatty acids and very low in polyunsaturates, which causes the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is increasingly high. The oil extracted from the seeds of Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) has several therapeutic properties relevant, especially at the level of the lipid profile. It is extremely effective in the control of cholesterol levels in the blood. This is due mainly to its constitution as oleic acid and linoleic acid, two fatty acids are essential polyunsaturated omega series (obtained solely through food).
Oleic acid (omega 9)
Is a fat beneficial to the human organism. According to studies, effectively lowers levels of "bad cholesterol" (LDL) in the bloodstream. Thus, the oleic acid increases the fluidity of blood and help maintain healthy heart and arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease and preventing the occurrence of cerebral vascular accidents (stroke).
Linoleic acid (omega 6)
Plays an important role in fat metabolism, thus contributing to inhibition of the increase in adipose tissue. To accumulate less fat, the body is forced to burn fat that is stored, particularly those found in the abdominal area. Linoleic acid is also a precursor of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) contributes to the toning of the muscles, assists in the control of appetite and body weight and intervenes in the synthesis of hormones regulating the metabolic processes of the body. Another property of safflower oil is that it is an antioxidant, the content of vitamin E. Protects cells against the attack of free radicals (unstable molecules that cause cell death). Have anticancer properties, preventing the development of tumors. Highlights are also other benefits of this oil. It analgesic, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, carminative (reduction of intestinal gas), diuretics, laxatives and immunostimulant. Recent studies revealed that may be useful in the treatment of bone diseases since it prevents loss of bone density.
Not recommended for use during pregnancy and lactation.
This product is well tolerated by diabetics.
Oil Carthamus tinctorius (safflower), modified starch (E1440); Glycerin; carrageenan (E407); Disodium phosphate.