7 Science Backed Benefits Of Argan oil

To date, there are over 99 studies proving argan oil to be one of the healthiest oils on the planet. Argan oil benefits and uses go beyond what most people realize, as argan oil — made copra or dried Argan flesh — is a true super oil.

Research has finally uncovered the secrets to this amazing oil: namely healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs).

7 Proven Argan Oil Benefits

While we know that there are many uses of argan oil, I wanted to compile a brief list of the top argan oil benefits that have been backed by a significant amount of research.

There are two grades of Argan oil: culinary argan oil and cosmetic. The culinary version tastes like a smokier sesame oil and is exceptionally good for your internal organs. The cosmetic grade offers outstanding benefits for the body’s largest organ, the skin.

According to medical research, argan oil benefits the body in the following ways:

1. Preventing cardiovascular disease

Various studies conducted in vitro or on human and animal models suggest that argan oil could play a beneficial role in cardiovascular diseases prevention and its consumption could protect against atherosclerosis and cancer via a variety of biological mechanisms.

Conclusion

Argan oil reduces cardiovascular risk and may be used as anti-atherogenic oil.

2. Protection against cancer

Argan oil has been shown to decrease the cell division rate in several different types of prostate cancer.[1]

The anti-cancer bio-active nutrient in argan oil are substances like tocopherols [3], sterols, squalene, and polyphenols.

3. Help for those with diabetes

Argan oil has been found to reduce the spikes of blood sugar in the blood of experimental animals. Using it a culinary oil, preferably cold in salad dressings could be one of the factors in lowering the risks of developing insulin resistivity and diabetes. [4]

4. As a topical anti-inflammatory

Flavonoids present in Argan oil have powerful anti-inflammatory properties which can be used to treat both external and internal problems, including relieving the pain and swelling of arthritis.

5. Boosting immunity

Argan oils powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antioxidant rich nutrients help boost your immune system, helping to fight common colds and flu.

6. Anti-aging properties

Argan oil has a large vitamin E content, which prevents the evaporation of moisture from the outer layer of skin.

7.Homemade Acne Treatment

Argan oil has been proven to reduce sebum levels in individuals with oily skin! (2) Women than have never had acne before are finding in that in their 30s and 40s this pesky condition arises, and it is often, difficult to treat.

You can make a home made acne oil by mixing 40 ml of cosmetic grade argan oil with 10 drops of tea tree oil. Either apply on the acne itself or smudge it on the entire affected area and wash off after a couple of minutes.

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