Black Currant Seed Oil

Black currants contain a high amount of vitamin c, antioxidants, gamma linolenic acid, anthocyanins, and polyphenolic substances.(1) Polyphenolic substances can be characterized as chemical compounds found in plants. Many of them are antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. Anthocyanins and gamma linolenic acid are two key ingredients in the oil due to their ability to reduce inflammation in the body. Therefore, the high amount of gamma linolenic acid and anthocyanins may aid in reducing joint or muscle pain, stiffness and soreness. In addition to reducing pain, a randomized controlled trial that was conducted on adults over the age of sixty five, showed that black currant seed oil enhanced their immune systems.(2)

Black currant seed oil also helps with premenstrual symptoms as well. Black currant seed oil contains various vitamins such as vitamin A, B, C and E. The most noteworthy vitamin is C since black currants contain four times the amount of vitamin C than oranges, and two times the amount of antioxidants as blueberries.(1) Here at Acupuncture Atlanta we carry Black Currant Seed Oil in 100 soft gel capsules 500 milligrams, by Pure Encapsulations. The recommended dosage is 2-4 capsules per day or as directed by your practitioner.

References
1. Morris, (2016) healthline. 6 Health Benefits of Black Currant Retrieved from: http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/health-benefits-black-currant#3

2. Wu, D., Meydani, M., Leka, L.S., Nightingale, Z., Handelman, G.J., Blumberg, J.B., Meydani, S.N., (1999) Effect of dietary supplementation with black currant seed oil on the immune response of healthy elderly subjects. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 70 no. 4 536-543. Retrieved from: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/70/4/536.long

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