Product name: Sacha inchi oil
Plant latin name: Plukenetia volubilis Linneo
Production method: Cold press
Appearance: Pale yellow oil
Sacha inchi oil is an edible oil extracted from nuts of sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis Linneo). The content of unsaturated fatty acids is over 90%.
Sacha inchi oil is rich in α-linolenic acid, which is one of the few linolenic acid vegetable oils. α-linolenic acid is an essential fatty acid and an ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (ω-3 PUFA) in the body. The precursor component of ω-3 PUFA is capable of synthesizing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). It plays an important role in stabilizing cell membrane function, maintaining cytokine and lipoprotein balance, anti-thrombotic and hypolipidemic, and inhibiting ischemic cardiovascular disease
Linoleic acid (omega-6) is an essential fatty acid in human body. It is involved in the contraction of smooth muscle, the activity of enzymes in lipid metabolism, the activity of the central nervous system, the enhancement of attention and memory, the regulation of pulse and blood pressure, and the steroid hormones, synthesis of prostaglandins and other vital functions.
1 Improve brain memory
Omega-3 PUFAs are abundant in the phospholipid layer of mammalian brain nerve cell membrane (especially synaptic), which plays an important role in maintaining cell membrane fluidity, regulating the permeability of nerve cell membrane to various neurotransmitters. If such polyunsaturated fatty acids are insufficiently supplied, they will be replaced by other fatty acids, which will reduce the fluidity of the cell membrane, impair the function of synapses and dendrites, and the receptors on the cell membrane will not work properly, which has a serious impact on brain function. DHA is one of the main structural lipids in the brain cell membrane of omega-3 PUFAs, accounting for approximately 10% of the dry weight of cerebral phospholipids. It plays an important role in maintaining brain function such as attention, memory, emotion and thinking. Sacha inchi oil contains a large amount of omega-3 PUFAs, which can maintain the normal metabolism of nerve cells, promote the survival of hippocampal neurons, significantly increase the number and length of neuronal processes, increase the density of synapses, and form more neural networks. The interaction between neurons in the hippocampus is used to better store memory and complete the memory process.
2 Blood circulation promotion
Sacha inchi oil prevents arteriosclerosis and complications of arteriosclerosis, hypertension, heart disease, heart failure, kidney failure, and cerebral hemorrhage. Omega-6 fatty acids in edible oils cause arteries to contract, causing high blood pressure. Omega-3 fatty acids in sacha inchi oil can increase the amount of important chemicals such as nitric oxide, which can relax arterial blood vessels and prevent arterial damage caused by high blood pressure. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids can prevent the formation of blood clots in two ways. First, it can reduce the viscosity of platelets, so that platelets and fibrinogen are not easily entangled; secondly, omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the amount of fibrinogen, which greatly reduces the probability of thrombosis.
3 Digestive system improvement
Sacha inchi oil has high content of unsaturated fatty acids, and is rich in vitamin E and no cholesterol, so the body’s digestion and absorption rate are extremely high. It can reduce gastric acid, preventing the occurrence of gastritis and duodenal ulcer; it can stimulate bile secretion, stimulate the activity of pancreatic enzyme, degrade the oil, and be absorbed by the intestinal mucosa to reduce the occurrence of cholecystitis and gallstones. Sacha inchi oil is also able of moisturizing the intestines, long-term consumption can effectively relieve constipation.
4 Skin protection and anti-ageing
Sacha inchi oil is rich in essential fatty acids with skin affinity, which absorbs quickly and effectively maintains skin elasticity and moisturizing. Sacha inchi oil is rich in vitamin E, which can eliminate facial wrinkles and prevent skin aging, which is a beauty skin care product that can be “eaten”. In addition, sacha inchi oil can be applied to the skin to prevent skin cancer. Experiments have shown that the antioxidants contained in the oil can eliminate free radicals in the body, restore the health of the organs of the human body, prevent brain aging, and prolong life.
5 Delaying the appearance of wrinkles
Wrinkles are the enemy of women’s beauty. In our lives, if we pay attention to diet conditioning, we can delay the appearance of wrinkles. Foods rich in vitamin E, such as vegetable oil, sesame, walnuts, etc., can prevent the oxidation of subcutaneous fat, enhance the vitality of tissue cells, and make the skin smooth and elastic. The vitamin E content in sacha inchi oil is the highest of vegetable oils in all plants.
6 Baby diaper rash prevention
When the baby’s buttocks are soaked in the urine for a long time or wrapped in wet diapers, the skin is stimulated by the urine, and the red rash appears on the buttocks or the skin becomes rough. When the diaper rash is still mild-moderate, parents can apply sacha inchi oil to the affected area to repair the skin. Because sacha inchi oil can effectively isolate harmful substances, reduce skin irritation, prevent bacteria and fungi from infection, promote skin repair, and achieve the purpose of preventing and curing baby diaper rash.
7 Improving the body’s endocrine system function
Sacha inchi oil can improve the metabolism of organism. This is because sacha inchi oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and the omega-3 fatty acids can be converted into DHA after absorption, which can increase the sensitivity of insulin. When the content of unsaturated fatty acids in the cell membrane is higher, the double bonds will be more. The greater the number, the stronger its activity. DHA with six double bonds is the most unsaturated fatty acid, so it makes the cell membrane the most active. Higher number of active insulin membrane receptors, more sensitivity to insulin. When the body takes in an appropriate proportion of fatty acids, the metabolism is normal, and the chances of obesity and diabetes are reduced. The latest research results show that after eating sacha inchi oil in healthy people, the glucose content in the body will decrease. Therefore, currently sacha inchi oil has become the best health oil for preventing and controlling diabetes.
8 Increasing bone density
The natural antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids in sacha inchi oil help the body’s absorption of minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc, etc.; it can promote bone growth. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids help maintain bone density and reduce bone loosening caused by free radicals.
9 Cancer prevention
Because sacha inchi oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids, the omega-3 fatty acids in polyunsaturated fatty acids can reduce the amount of omega-6 linoleic acid from the blood by tumors, resulting in fewer tumors. Omega-3 fatty acids can also compete with omega-6 fatty acids for the enzymes required for tumor metabolism, making cell membranes of cancer cells more unsaturated, easy to destroy, inhibiting tumor cell growth and reducing tumor incidence. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids (polyunsaturated fatty acids) can also enhance the efficacy of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy kill cell cells by attacking cell membranes through free radical bursts. When the cell membrane is adequately damaged, the cancer cells will self-destruct. Omega-3 fatty acids make cell membranes more susceptible to free radical attack, which increases the efficacy of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
10 Prevention of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases
Sacha inchi oil can protect the cardiovascular system in many ways: 1 It prevents inflammation and reduces damage to the arterial wall by lowering homocysteine, an amino acid that damages the walls of the coronary arteries. 2 Lower the blood pressure by increasing the amount of nitric oxide in the body to relax the arteries. 3 Monounsaturated fatty acids in sacha inchi oil can reduce the oxidation of cholesterol. 4 sacha inchi oil can reduce the rate of blood clot formation by increasing the content of omega-3 fatty acids in the body.