Black currant seed oil – an unpopular, although very valuable oil with a unique combination of three substances with heath benefits: gamma-linoleic and alpha-linoleic acid and vitamin E. Because of that, it is a universal, health-promoting supplement.
Gamma-linolenic acid belongs to a group of essential unsaturated fatty acids, which means that it must be supplied in a diet. It is indicated as an effective preventive measure against cardiovascular diseases. It optimises the lipid profile, may lower blood pressure and inhibits the development of atherosclerotic plaque. It influences beneficially respiratory function, promotes skin nourishment and may slow down ageing processes.
Alpha-linoleic is also classified among EFAs. It is a strong antioxidant and thus helps manage oxidative stress. It helps maintain low blood sugar levels and increases insulin sensitivity. It contributes to maintaining high physical performance and enhanced glycogenesis in the muscle tissue.
In addition, vitamin E is mainly popular as an antioxidant and is capable of neutralising free radicals. It has a positive impact on cardiovascular health an its deficiencies may cause problems with concentration and manifest themselves as bad skin quality.