Product name: Acer truncatum seed oil
Plant latin name: Acer truncatum Bunge
Production method: Cold press
Appearance: Golden yellow oil
Acer truncatum seed oil is cold pressed from the plant seeds of acer truncatum, which is rich in nervonic acid, also known as selacholeic acid and cis-15-tetracosenoic acid.
Recent studies have concluded that nervonic acid is implicated as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of nerve cell myelin.
It is an important member of the group of the cerebrosides, which are fatty acids of the glycosphingolipids group, important components of the muscles and the central nervous system and peripheral. Indeed, it is one of the major fatty acids in brain sphingolipids, normally accounting for approximately 40% of the total fatty acids in sphingolipids.
Nervonic acid is an essential nutrient for the growth and maintenance of the brain. This acid can speed the development in infants. It is the reason why it is recommended to pregnant and nursing women.
Nervonic acid is a regulator of the Ca2+ ion channel in the cell membrane of nerve tissues, so it plays an important role in the control of the levels of calcium of the cytosol.
Nervonic acid can regulate the function of brain cell membranes and have a neuroprotective effect which is important to high-level training adults or athletes.
Moreover, due to its function as an intermediate in myelin biosynthesis, dietary therapy with nervonic acid-containing fats has been studied: nervonic acid appears to be beneficial for the treatment of genetic disorders of the lipid metabolism, such as Zellweger syndrome.