The AMA and USDA recommend a handful of nuts daily. This handful, about 42 grams has about 300 calories. Nut Oil complex has all of the nutrients in a handful of nuts, and two sofgels contains only 10 calories!
In addition to the 9 Essential Fatty Acid oils in these capsules, it also contains 16 vitamins and nutrients. Nut oil Complex contains NO: artificial ingredients, preservatives, soy, dairy, transfats, sugar, cholesterol or fish.
Research shows that Nut Oil can be helpful in the following ways:
Reduces Cardiovascular Disease RisksThis study shows that alpha linoleic acid (ALA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) and omega 3 fatty acid, reduces cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, possibly by favorably changing vascular inflammation and endothelial dysfunction, meaning helping to prevent internal lining of the arteries from becoming inflamed. The alpha linoleic acid diet decreased C-reactive protein (CRP), thus decreasing intercellular cell adhesion which occurs when the cell membranes are inflamed. Additionally, the polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) diet decreased total serum cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL) (the bad cholesterol) and triglycerides.
Activation of the vascular endothelium is an early event in the development of atherosclerosis (a process of progressive thickening and hardening of the walls of medium-sized and large arteries as a result of fat deposits on their inner lining), and a chronic inflammatory response is involved in atherogenesis (the process of forming atheromas, plaques in the inner lining ((the intima)) of arteries).
Studies evaluated the direct antiatherogenic and anti-inflammatory effects of dietary omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in addition to their lipid lowering effects. Omega 3 fatty acids appear to attenuate (lessen the effects of) inflammatory responses that are important in the initiation of atherosclerosis, thus lessening cardiovascular disease risks. Cross-sectional studies have shown that nut consumption is associated with lower concentrations of circulating inflammatory molecules and higher plasma adiponectin, a potent anti-inflammatory adipokine.
Simply speaking, omega 3 fatty acids helps keep the inner linings of the arteries healthy.
Full Article: http://jn.nutrition.org/content/134/11/2991.full
Reduces Risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)Tree nuts are among the whole foods with a more impressive body of scientific evidence supporting beneficial effects on cardiovascular health. Large studies have consistently associated frequent nut consumption with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Also, many trials have clearly shown that consumption of all kinds of nuts has a cholesterol-lowering effect. Emerging picture is showing that frequent nut consumption beneficially affects cardiovascular risk beyond cholesterol lowering.
A study with the Mediterranean diet enriched with 30 grams of raw, unpeeled, mixed nuts (half of them walnuts), given for 3 months to older subjects at high cardiovascular risk was associated with a significant reduction in low density lipoproteins (LDL), the bad cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. Additionally, 2 studies have suggested that walnut consumption has both acute and chronic beneficial effects on vascular reactivity, meaning less inflammation inside the arteries.
Full Article: http://www.ajcn.org/content/89/5/1649S.full
Reduces Risk of DiabetesA randomized trial on 418 nondiabetic subjects aged 55 to 80 years, who were at risk for high cardiovascular risks, were recruited in the PREDIMED center in Spain. Participants were randomly assigned to education on a low-fat diet (control group), or to one of two MedDiets, supplemented with either 1 liter per week of free virgin olive oil, or 30 grams per day of nuts.
After 4 years, the incidence of diabetes in the low-fat diet control group was 17.9%, the incidence of diabetes in the nut group was 11.0%, and the incidence of diabetes in the virgin olive oil group was 10.1%.
When the data between the nut group and virgin olive oil group was pooled and compared with the low-fat diet conrol group, the incidence of diabetes was reduced by 52%.
This study suggested that individuals eating the Mediterranean diet and/or nuts diet were at lower risk for developing diabetes.
Full Text: http://care.diabesjournals.org/content/34/1/14.full
Reduces Incidence of Gallstones and Gallbladder DiseasesGallstones are a common health problem in many countries throughout the world. In the US, about 20% of people over 65 develop gallstones, which are made of cholesterol, which form when excess cholesterol precipitates out of the bile that is produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder.
Long term nut consumption is linked with lower body weight, lower risk of obesity and weight gain, and lower risk of gallstone diseases. Gallstone disease is a major source of morbidity in Western countries. Researchers from the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston say nuts are rich in several compounds that may protect against gallstones.
A study was done to examine the relation between nut consumption and gallstone disease in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Men and women consuming 5 or more ounces of nuts per week had a significantly lower risk of gallstone disease (up to 27% risk reduction) than those who never ate or who ate less than 1 ounce per month.
Full Text: http://www.ajcn.org/content/89/5/1643S.full
Promotes Healthy BonesOne study showed that essential fatty acids deficiency in animals develop severe osteoporosis along with increased renal and arterial calcification, commonly seen in elderly people.
“Essential fatty acids increases calcium absorption from the digestive tract, in part by enhancing the effects of vitamin D, to reduce urinary excretion of calcium, to increase calcium deposition in bones and improve bone strength and enhance the synthesis of bone collagen.”
Several studies generally suggested that the more essential fatty acids that’s consumed, the higher the Bone Mineral Density (BMD).
The University of Maryland Medical Center provides information sheets, where one paragraph stated the Omega 3 Fatty Acids increase calcium in the body, deposit calcium in bones and improve bone strength.
Even NASA has concluded that consuming essential fatty acids protects against bone loss during space flights.
Additionally, the various vitamins and minerals in nuts collectively helps enhance health bones. For example, copper, iron, manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and zinc helps certain enzymes and local regulators functions properly to form the optimal bone matrix. 60% of the magnesium in our bodies is found in our bones, and about 85% of the phosphorus in our bodies are found in our bones.
Enhances FertilityA study was conducted at the Urology and Nephrology Research Center at the Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, Iran regarding the relationship of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids with semen characteristics, between fertile and infertile men.
To make a long story short, proven fertile men had higher blood and spermatozoa levels of omega-3 fatty acids compared with infertile men. Additionally, infertile men had higher ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 than fertile men.
This study suggest that more research need to be conducted to assess the potential benefits of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation as a therapeutic approach in infertile men.
Promotes Healthy Nerve FunctionPre-clinical studies suggest that both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids have beneficial effects on peripheral nerve function. The results of this study have important clinical and speculative implications, the study suggests that low omega-6 fatty acids and DHA levels may be a considered a potential cause of peripheral nerve dysfunction in older persons. The findings raise the possibility that omega-6 fatty acids and DHA (omeg-3 fatty acid) supplementation may be effective in treatment of peripheral neuropathy
Promotes Healthy EyesThis is a two part summary of Dr. Baker Says Nut Oil Complex promoting healthy eyes.
The first part deals with dry eye syndromes. It is well documented that high doses of omega 3 fatty acids reduces symptoms of dry eyes.
“New research, presented for the first time at the 2003 Annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology has found that high dietary intake of omega 3 essential fatty acids decrease the risk of dry eye. Using the Women’s Health Database at the Harvard School of Public Health, the investigators examined the dietary intake of essential fatty acids in 32,470 female health professionals. They found that the higher the dietary ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 essential fatty acids, the lower the likelihood of dry eye, and the higher the dietary omega 3 intake, the lower the likelihood of dry eye.”
Taking 200mg per day of omega 3 fatty acids combined with Vitamin A may lead to red blood cell phosphatidylethanolamine docosahexaenoic acid (RBC PE DHA) levels in the blood of 5% of total red blood cell phosphatidylethanolamine (RBC PE) which is good. Vitamin A works with DHA and arachnidic acid to maintain healthy retinas. There’s no other products that has this combination