Spring is the most productive season of the year. Together with great plans, however, spring also brings the risk of getting sick - the flu, colds, and respiratory diseases and viruses. Cedar nut oil enriched with sea buckthorn - two super products combined together - will help you preserve your productivity and avoid getting sick this spring.
Cedar nut oil enriched with sea buckthorn is an extract of sea buckthorn berries in a base of cedar nut oil, it is also called sea buckthorn oil. The extract is made in the following way: sea buckthorn berries are put into the cedar nut oil, and all this is placed into a special apparatus, which creates pressure that enables the oil to extract all the nutrients from the berries. Following the extraction, all the insoluble substances are removed, and the cedar nut oil enriched with sea buckthorn remains. The majority of sea buckthorn oil on the market is the extract of sea buckthorn berries on a base of the cheapest refined sunflower oil. Our company uses only high quality cedar nut oil so that the product will possess all the beneficial properties of sea buckthorn and cedar nut oil.
The nutritionist Liga Balode says that sea buckthorn is called a "vitamin bomb" and "super food". After all, the berries of the sea buckthorn possess a multitude of beneficial properties: they help the skin restore itself and make it elastic, and also work as antioxidants and antidepressants, they slow down aging, reduce inflammation and the cholesterol level, strengthen the immune system and blood circulation, prevent the clogging of blood vessels, combat infections and viruses, improve the nervous system, and promote the healing of wounds.
Cedar nut oil, in turn, is a most valuable source of trace elements and vitamins, with a pronounced antioxidant, anticholesterol, and antisclerotic action. When taken internally, it assists in normalizing the metabolism, lowers the cholesterol level, acts as an effective tool for the prevention of sclerotic changes, and facilitates the excretion of toxins and heavy metals. The antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties of pine nut oil are also notable.
Cedar nut oil enriched with sea buckthorn is extremely suitable for the prevention of viral diseases because it has the following properties:
1. Immunomodulating property
Cedar nut oil enriched with sea buckthorn contains all the necessary biologically active elements for the effective functioning of the immune system - these are essential amino acids, linoleic acid, vitamin A, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C and E, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and tannins.
The basic functions of tannins are antioxidant, antibacterial cytoprotection, anti-inflammatory, antihistaminic, and immunostimulating. Tannins also facilitate the assimilation of vitamin C and help prolong its action.
Vitamin C, in turn, is necessary for the maintenance of a healthy immune system. The content of this vitamin in sea buckthorn oil exceeds that of citrus fruits. Various studies have established that vitamin C leads to a definite increase of the content of IgA, IgM, and the C-3 complement component in the plasma, increases the phagocytic activity of macrophages, and stimulates the proliferative activity of T and B lymphocytes.
The content of vitamin E in cedar nut oil is more than five times that of olive oil and three times that of coconut oil. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and can model the immune function. In the case of a deficiency of vitamin E, most of the parameters of the immune function tend to weaken, which is manifested by an increase in the frequency of infectious diseases and tumours. Vitamin E plays an important role in the process of T cell differentiation in the thymus. It displays its activity best in combination with vitamin C and selenium.
Zinc, found in the composition of cedar nut oil enriched with sea buckthorn, is essential for the functioning of the thymus gland (thymus) - the basic organ of the immune system - which produces T-lymphocytes, essential for the destruction of bacteria and viruses. Zinc ions stimulate the production of the interferons α and γ.
2. Antiviral properties
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A number of organic acids found in sea buckthorn oil have a direct antiviral effect. These are acids such as syringic acid, vanillic acid, succinic acid, and malic acid. Succinic and malic acids are constituents of antiviral preparations and sanitizers.
Andrey Alekseevich Zaytsev, who holds a doctorate in medical sciences, professor at the I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, and Chief Pulmonologist of the Burdenko Hospital, devotes a great deal of attention to the role of succinic acid in the treatment of viral colds: "The use of succinic acid in therapy for colds makes it possible to restore the regulatory mechanisms of the body, remove the factors that are the cause of general weakness, rapid fatigue, and post-infection asthenia, in addition, in combination with other drugs, succinic acid strengthens their positive effect and lowers the risk of the toxic effects that are possible with their use. It also regulates the immune system. For that reason, its use during a cold is fully justified, since it influences the restorative processes within the body."
A study of the complex formation of malic and succinic acids with ions of the metals: zinc, iron, magnesium, and copper, which are constituents of cedar nut oil enriched with sea buckthorn, has demonstrated their high antiviral and antimicrobial activity. The point is that organic salts of metals have a low bioavailability. The assimilation of metals occurs when they are firmly bound to acids such as malic acid and succinic acid.
In addition, the latest researches of antiviral properties of sea buckthorn in regards to coronavirus COVID-19 at Ehwa Womans University Medical Center showed that sea buckthorn berry's lactic acid bacteria (L. gasseri) can suppress the spread of the new coronavirus by inhibiting the activation of its energy source, purine.
The research also found that sea buckthorn is full of lactobacillus rhamnosus and ehstreptococcus thermophilus which in their turn have similar chemical binding with COVID-19.
3. Anti-inflammatory properties
The anti-inflammatory properties of cedar nut oil have been established in the course of many laboratory investigations on animals and medical tests with the participation of patients suffering from rheumatic diseases.
In addition to its set of vitamins and minerals, cedar nut oil enriched with sea buckthorn contains tannins, and oleic, linoleic, and linolenic polyunsaturated acids. These substances endow the oil with disinfectant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Vitamin E provides protection against the oxidation of omega-3 fatty acids, which strengthens their anti-inflammatory effect.
Thus, the combination of cedar nut oil and sea buckthorn is a complex of bioactive reciprocally complemented elements that together have the ability to provide effective support to the immune system as well as to fight viral infections.
N. A. Skorik,
E. I. Bukholtseva,
M. M. Filippova,
Tomsk State University
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