Streamline your digestion, accelerate your metabolism and even help to lose weight with Pine Nut Oil. Historically the preserve of hardened Siberian monks, now this digestive tonic can be yours too. Brimming with essential fatty acids, there simply couldn't be a more natural solution to a healthy diet.
You're almost certainly already familiar with the pine nut. If you haven't enjoyed its smoky flavours on their own then chances are you've sampled them in a pasta sauce like pesto. What you may not have realised is that the majority of pine nuts actually come from deepest, darkest Russia. The tree from which they come? Pinus Sibirica.
The history of this needle shaped nut goes back tens of thousands of years but it was in bleakest Siberia where, during the 16th Century, monks used to plant grove upon grove of pine trees. The trees would grow to over 100 ft tall which would present its own problems since the seeds themselves only actually grow in the pine cones blooming at the top 4-5 feet of the tree.
As with all good things though, nothing worth getting in life is easy. The Russian Orthodox monks, whose beliefs forbade them from eating anything from an animal for 200 days of the year, lived largely on a lean diet of, amongst other things, pine nuts and the oil gained from pressing them.
What they soon noticed was not only that the oil would energise them but it actually had medicinal powers too. They began to use it to treat a range of issues from indigestion to gastric ulcers. This practice was quickly adopted by all of Russia and it wasn't long before that ancient notion spread west to our fair shores.
Swanson EFAs Pine Nut Oil is the amalgamation of all that history, folklore and nutrition pressed into one low maintenance softgel tablet.
As is so often the case, It didn't take long for science to catch up with folklore. Pine nuts are packed full of antioxidant phytochemicals like phenolic acid, carotenoids, phytosterols and flavonoids. Each of these plays a unique but effective role in not just scavenging out toxic free radical cells but also in alleviating the perils of oxidative stress on our bodies.
Like several other vegetable oils, Swanson EFAs Pine Nut Oil is also bursting with fats. When we think of fats we tend to think them as bad news. But the truth is quite the opposite - certain fatty acids actually help lower our cholesterol.
Swanson EFAs Pine Nut Oil also contains a pretty unique fatty acid known as pinolenic acid. Pinolenic acid not only helps to lower cholesterol but it is also believed to help activate an appetite suppressant in the oil.
So while Swanson EFAs Pine Nut Oil is helping to quell your rumbling tummy it also works by utilising something called sphingolipids, a type of fatty nutrient that contribute to the structure of our cell membranes and aid the regulation of our metabolic signalling. Put simply? It can help you better control your metabolism, working it faster and better to get you more energy from your food supply.
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To be used as a dietary supplement. Take one softgel twice per day with water before meals.
Other ingredients: Glycerin, gelatin, purified (deionized) water.
If you are currently on another medication, or have other medical, allergic or pre-existing complications that may interfere with this supplement PLEASE seek medical advice from a physician before use.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.