Grape seeds... oil?
An oil that is not as commonly known but extremely beneficial is grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil is known for both cosmetic and culinary applications. From a culinary level, it is important that when you are purchasing it to use as a food that you check to make sure it’s marked: This is culinary grapeseed oil. They are high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs - mostly omega-6 fatty acids) and have a very high smoking point, so it’s great for frying without overpowering other flavors.
The other use is for cosmetics, in which it is used as a common ingredient for sunscreen, moisturizers and other products. Grapeseed oil is believed to assist in skin repair while offering antiseptic with mild astringent properties.
Wine grapes are one of the most popular fruits in the world, and their seeds are the healthiest part of the grape. Also something left behind after making wine — grape seeds. They contain antioxidants, oligomeric proanthrocyanidin complexes (OPCs contain potent antioxidant activity that help battle free radicals), and high level of compound procyanidin dimers. Procyanidin dimers are thought to be an agent that helps to prevent and treat cancer by acting as aromatase inhibitors.
Grapeseed oil has other health benefits including…
Preventing high blood pressure since it has powerful antioxidants including flavonoids, phenolic procyanidins and linoleum acids. Study shows it helps to improve blood pressure to those who are diagnosed with prehypertension. While another study done on rats showed improved blood pressure in those with hypertension.
Strengthening the immune system through it's high level of vitamin E (1tbspn = 3.9 mg = a daily dose recommended for adults). Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that stimulates production of natural killer cells that seeks out and destroys cancer cells and germs. The production of B-cells are antibodies produced by the immune cells which eradicate bacteria, are enhanced by vitamin E.
Delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease has been shown to help delay the development of Alzheimer’s disease in rats. According to a study done in Australia grapeseed oil show promising delay in Alzheimer’s by reducing inflammation and prevent accumulation of compounds known to form brain plaque linked to Alzheimer’s.
Cancer prevention has been shown it may help prevent development of skin cancer with proanthocyanidains, which may also reduce the severity of skin cancer. Furthermore, research show they may even be able to slow the growth of cancer cells in patients with cancer. It seems that grapeseed oil can be useful to attenuate the adverse of UV-induced health effects in human skin. (Molecular Nutrition & Food Research)
Another research from Journal Cancer Letters on colorectal cancer experiments using cultured cancer cells noted increased benefits with the higher states of cancer. There are other researches going on in regards to various other types of cancer.
Speeds wound healing was found by a study published in the journal of Free Radial Biology and Medicine. Evidence supports topical application of GSPE represents a feasible and productive approach to support skin wound healing by helping the body make more of the compound used to regenerated damage blood vessels and increases the amount of free radicals at the wound site.
Reduce swelling for post surgical procedures on the injury. The study demonstrated improvement of chronic venous insufficiency (causes swelling when blood pools in the leg). Less edema has been shown in a study with those who took grapeseed extract.
Improve Cholesterol by lowering your overall cholesterol from the compound of proanthocyanidin, including LDL and low-density lipoprotein.
Beauty Benefits of Grapeseed Oil:
Beautiful hair when applied to hair because of the lightweight of the oil it helps to moisturize and condition dry hair. Grapeseed will help your hair feeling soft and smooth for all types of hair: preventing frizz, split ends, and brittle hair. It is used as an ingredient in many hair care products.
Grapeseed oil benefits derive from its contents of vitamin E content, proteins, minerals and linoleum acid. It’s benefits extends to address hair loss, dandruff and weakened hair. And the bonus: it has no scent!
Better skin from using grapeseed oil comes from the emollient properties. Consequently, it’s another popular ingredient used for cosmetics: creams, lotions, and lip balms.
Grapeseed oil has become a popular use for skin care due to the benefits of delaying skin aging from minimizing damage caused by free radicals, protects against sun damage, astringent properties that tightens the skin, linoleum acid helps to nourish and sooth while repairing the skin with acne, eczema and dermatitis, and vitamin E keeps the skin smooth and firm. Age spots, sunburn relief, diminish wrinkles and stretch marks are additional benefactors.
An essential component of grapeseed oil is it contains oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) that helps to restore collagen from a. Cellular level and helps to eradicate free radicals.
Keep in mind that results and improvements will vary from person to person, some faster than others. Depending on what you are looking for, and the state of your condition, it may be faster or longer. The sooner we state, but earlier you will reap in your benefits.
Personally, I have been using this for my face for a couple of months now and it has been great results and my dry patches of my face is not nearly as noticeable. The make up, caused but he powder is very drying to the skin. My goal is to bring my skin back to a state that I don’t need to wear makeup at all, not even foundation.
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