SANUSq Botanique: Sacha Inchi Oil capsules - 500 mg x 100
Lowers cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Loaded with healthy omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Boosts energy levels and builds healthy muscles
Current batch best before date: August 2024
Country of origin: Thailand
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Main ingredients: (per capsule) 500 mg high-quality, Virgin cold pressed oil extracted from raw, untreated seeds. It is free of any chemicals or additives. Organically grown in Thailand. Refer to label for full list of ingredients.
Suggested daily dosage: 3 capsules per day with food and water for at least 3 months or as directed by your healthcare professional. Discount bundle available (Click here)
Storage: Refrigerate after opening. Use within 60 days. Keep well sealed.
- 1,500mg of Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) oil per serving
- 100 capsules per bottle
- Non-GMO, 100% organic and pesticide free
- No additives or synthetic ingredients
- Screw top glass bottle
- Helps in numerous areas such as brain, heart and skin health
Health Benefits of Sacha Inchi oil in a nutshell
- One of the richest sources of plant-based omega 3 fatty acids
- Lowers inflammation in the body
- Reduces high cholesterol levels and blood pressure
- Supports heart health
- Improves brain function and mood
- Complete protein source
- Boosts energy levels and builds healthy muscles
- Easily digestible
What is Sacha Inchi?
Sacha inchi (Plukenetia Volubilis) is a plant native to South America and now also widely grown in Southeast Asia. Also known as sacha peanut, Inca peanut or mountain peanut, it produces star shaped fruit that contain edible seeds.
Sacha Inchi seeds are gaining immense popularity among the health conscious. Shelled seeds are generally eaten dry roasted or they can also be grounded to use as protein powder. Cold pressed oil, extracted from raw seeds, is another popular and also a healthier way of using Sacha Inchi.
Indigenous peoples in the Amazon rainforest have been using Sacha Inchi for more than 3,000 years for its health benefits, that clearly stem from its incredible nutritional content. The oil and roasted seeds have been used to control cholesterol levels, maintain cardiovascular health and support gastrointestinal health.  Let’s take a look.
Sacha Inchi oil: A powerhouse of nutrition
- Loaded with omega fatty acids
- Seeds of Sacha Inchi contains several essential amino acids that your body can’t make on its own, making it a complete source of protein.
- Contains amino acid tryptophan that helps the body make serotonin, a feel-good hormone that also help regulate appetite.
- Good source of antioxidant substances such asphytosterols, tocopherols (vitamin E) and carotenoids (vitamin A) 
- A good source of vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium
- Not known to cause allergies or irritation.
Omega 3 fatty acids in Sacha Inchi oil
Sacha Inchi is loaded with omega fatty acids, healthy fats that perform a wide range of functions in the body. [1,3] Most importantly, omega 3 (n-3) and omega 6 (n-6) fatty acids are an important constituent of your cell membranes. And your body uses these fats as a precursor to make hormones that regulate several critical processes in the body such as blood clotting, brain functions, immune functions, contraction and dilation of artery walls, and inflammation. They also play a crucial role in preserving bone health and promote healthy skin and hair growth.
There are three types of n-3: ALA, DHA and EPA. Your body can’t make ALA on its own and you must get it through dietary sources. Sacha Inchi seeds contain very high amounts of omega 3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) that is converted into EPA and DHA in the body.
Both EPA and AHA are known to prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease by improving blood pressure, inflammation, and many other heart-related parameters. These omega fatty acids also improve cognitive performance and protect against mood disorders and depression.
ALA also offers incredible health benefits and is found to be effective in preventing cardiovascular disease. [4-5].
Offers healthy balance between omega 3 and omega 6 fats
Sacha Inchi oil contains omega-3 (n-3) and omega-6 fatty acids (n-6) in a healthy ratio.  Both fats are important for maintaining good health, but it is important to maintain a good balance. While excess of n-6 encourages inflammation, healthy amounts of n-3 help the body produce anti-inflammatory substances.  With increased use of vegetable oil, our diet is already loaded with too much of omega-6.
Sacha Inchi oil health benefits
Here are some of the major benefits in more detail
1. Lowers inflammation:
Omega 3 oils in Sacha Inchi reduce inflammation in the body. An inflammatory environment in the body brings on premature aging and increases the risk of all kinds of chronic conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s. Using powerful anti-inflammatory like Sacha Inchi may help reduce inflammation and inflammatory conditions.
2. Heart health:
Sacha Inchi oil offers amazing benefits to your cardiac health, thanks to its high omega 3 content. [8-9]
- Reduces inflammation in arteries – that contributes to the formation of plaque. Excessive build-up of plaque chokes the arteries and increases risk of heart disease and stroke.
- Lowers high blood pressure
- Reduces total cholesterol levels and increases good (HDL) cholesterol for people with high cholesterol.
- Prevents blood clotting
3. Brain functions and emotional health:
Omega 3 nourishes the nervous system. Your brain needs healthy fats for proper functioning, to build cell membrane, and to nourish and repair damaged brain cells. n-3 fatty acids also lower inflammation in the brain while tryptophan content helps maintain emotional well-being.
- Omega 3s help fight inflammation, known to cause neuro-degenerative diseases and decline in cognitive functions. This anti-inflammatory mechanism may help Sacha Inchi oil lower pain responses, cognitive decline, memory loss, dementia and even depression.
- Sacha Inchi contains tryptophan, an amino acid that is converted into serotonin, a neurotransmitter also called the happy hormone or feel-good hormone. Healthy serotonin levels are associated with good mood, calmness and positive feelings. Serotonin regulates mood eases symptoms of anxiety and depression.
4. Supports bone health:
- Omega 3 fatty acids helps the body absorb calcium.
- Enhances bone mineral density
- Minimizes bone loss as you grow older
5. Improves eyes, skin and hair health:
Sacha Inchi oil is rich in omega 3 and antioxidant substances (phenolic compounds, vitamin E and vitamin A) . All these ingredients help nourish the skin, and protect eyes and skin from oxidative damage and inflammation.
- Moisturises skin, maintains its elasticity and prevents ultimate formation of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces UV induced skin damage
- Supports eye health and delays the development of macular degeneration and cataracts
- Helps in hair growth
The best Sacha Inchi oil capsules
Our Sacha Inchi oil capsules contain high-quality, Virgin cold pressed oil extracted from raw, untreated seeds. It is free of any chemicals or additives.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medications, consult with a doctor before using this supplement.
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