06 Feb Liquid Gold- Composition of the Argan Oil
Have you ever wondered why Argan oil, the liquid gold of Morocco is so precious, with so many properties and has such a high price?
In this article we are going to show you some of its nutrients so you can understand why it is such a special oil.
Liquid Gold of Morocco, Argan Oil Composition
The properties that are attributed to liquid gold make it an excellent skin protective product, nutritive, regenerating, revitalizing, restorative, anti inflammatory, repairing, analgesic, anti abortive, healing, anticancer, prevents aspermia and at the cellular level: anti free radicals And anti-aging.
Índice de contenidos
- 1 Factors to take into account in the composition of the Moroccan liquid gold, Argan oil.
- 2 15 magnificent active principles of Liquid Gold of Morocco.
- 3 Composition of argan oil
- 3.1 1. Unsaponifiable Fatty Acids in Liquid Gold
- 3.2 2. Saturated fatty acids or palmitic acid
- 3.3 3. Monounsaturated fatty acids or omega 9 oleic acid
- 3.4 4. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (essential fatty acids) or omega 6 (linoleic acid)
- 3.5 5. Phytosterols (sterols)
- 3.6 6. Polyphenol or polyphenolic compounds
- 3.7 7. Lupeol
- 3.8 8. Squalene (squalene)
Factors to take into account in the composition of the Moroccan liquid gold, Argan oil.
1.Origin of the oil.
2.Geographical location of the Arganes where the fruit has been collected.
3.Method of processing liquid gold, its manual extraction or manual machinery.
4.Time of roasting or toasting of the almonds of the fruit of the argans.
5.Remember that natural preservatives, antioxidants and essential fatty acids are unstable.
6.The method of preservation in a low light place at a low temperature keeps Argan oil stable, liquid gold.
“It is important for the composition of liquid gold as the fruit has been collected and the method of extraction of the oil”
15 magnificent active principles of Liquid Gold of Morocco.
1 .Vitamin E: 16%
2.Tocopherols 69% alfatocogerol.
3.Sterol 147mg / 100g
4.Omega-3 Linoleic 32.9%.
7.Saturated fatty acids 15-21%.
8.Arachidic acid 0.4%.
9.Palmitolic acid 0.05%..
10.Stearic Acid 5.65%.
11.Oleic acid 45-55%.
12.Pentadecanoic acid 0.05%.
13.Alfalinoleic acid 0.2%.
“Due to its composition, the liquid gold of Morocco has aroused the interest of researchers and doctors”
Composition of argan oil
1. Unsaponifiable Fatty Acids in Liquid Gold
(1 gram of 100 grams of Argan oil)
In the Argan oil the unsaponifiable fatty acids that stand out are:
Vitamin E (tocopherol)
Vitamin E is a vitamin that contains a high antioxidant power and eliminates free radicals. Vitamin E is deposited in the epidermis helping to prevent loss of water through evaporation. It prevents premature cellular aging and gives nutrition to cells. It is anti-inflammatory, strengthens the capillaries and prevents the oxidation of bad cholesterol (LDL) which favors the reduction of heart problems, such as heart attack or coronary diseases.
Carotenes are a group of pigments that help protect our eyes and skin from both the damage of solar radiation and free radicals so that they do not generate any damage to our metabolism and we can keep our immune system in perfect condition. It prevents the mutation of our cells (cancer cells) and reduces the risk of arthritis. Like Vitamin E helps prevent oxidation of bad cholesterol (LDL) in this case helps to build up in the arteries in the form of plates.
These are the biochemical elements of the second largest part of the Argan oil extra virgin, turning to our beloved olive oil.
2. Saturated fatty acids or palmitic acid
(19 grams in 100 grams of Argan oil)
The content of this fatty acid in argan oil is very low, it is important that the levels of this acid are so low because it is the least healthy for our body, raises the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood plasma. Coconut and palm oils have the highest levels of palmitic acid.
“This fatty acid is unhealthy in liquid gold found at very low levels”
3. Monounsaturated fatty acids or omega 9 oleic acid
(45 grams in 100 grams of Argan oil)
These acids are very beneficial for vascular and hepatic health. Increase the levels of good cholesterol (HDL) and decrease the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood plasma.
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The vascular system and the heart
They prevent cholesterol from being deposited in our arteries, obstructing them and decreasing the possibility of suffering cardiovascular diseases. In the blood vessels their action is very positive reinforces them.
The hepatic system
They act by reducing the formation of kidney stones.
Thanks to the study of the Hospital Universitario Carlos Haya in Malaga of the Endocrinology and Nutrition Service, it is verified that oleic acid is involved directly in maintaining ideal body weight and lipid synthesis.
It has a great value to the level of regeneration and nutrition of the tissues utopically on the skin of our body reaches the basal layer of the epidermis, favoring cell renewal. A low level of these fatty acids generates a premature aging, a loss in the maintenance and formation of collagen and elastin.
The liquid gold contains a good amount of these acids favoring the formation and maintain in good condition the collagen and elastin.
4. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (essential fatty acids) or omega 6 (linoleic acid)
(35 grams in 100 grams of Argan oil)
This fatty acid is vital for the correct functioning of our body and all the processes that take place throughout the day. Humans cannot synthesize these fatty acids and therefore should be included through diet, hence they are called essential fatty acids.
The processes that develop throughout the day. Humans can not synthesize these fatty acids so they must be included through the diet, hence they are called essential fatty acids.
“Liquid gold contains an ideal and beneficial proportion, it is a fatty acid VITAL for our organism”
Linoleic Acid (omega 6) It is necessary for the formation of the retina, cell membranes, the proper functioning of the immune system, the neurons and chemical processes of our body, such as the elimination of waste substances that are generated. Helps reduce premenstrual syndrome in women, reduces cholesterol and blood pressure and is anti-inflammatory. Improves damage that occur in the connective tissue like stretch marks and also improves scars.
It is a propellant of prostaglandin is a set of substances that prevent and treat problems in the arteries, muscle problems heart disease and gastric problems. Is vasodilator and regulates body temperature.
“Cosmetic liquid gold improves problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and muscular problems, among them”
If consumieramos daily two ounces of extra virgin argan oil would bring to our body the necessary amount of this fatty acid.
5. Phytosterols (sterols)
They are very lipid-like compounds, have a structure similar to our sterols which allows them to work in synergy. Are anti-inflammatory, prevent irritation and the aging of cells by acting directly on the metabolism of the same. Are moisturizers and with great absorption capacity. They are essential for the life of the cell, working on its cell membrane.
In our organism they are mainly in the structure of the skin, helping to its barrier capacity allowing its operation to be the ideal one. Two of these compounds found in argan oil are highly valued for their anticancer abilities and are rare in vegetable oils.
“compounds are essential to the life of the cell, with anticancer properties”
In our skin the benefits of phytosterols are
– Improve scars
– help refurbish, repair and maintain a good state of moisture in skin and hair.
-Improve and repair dry and / or damaged skin.
-The stigmasterol it contains helps to give luminosity to the skin and to prevent skin cancer.
6. Polyphenol or polyphenolic compounds
They are natural compounds with secondary plant metabolic properties. Its properties are anti-free radicals, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-allergic and anti-bacterial. Increases the immune system’s activity, preventing carcinogenic substances remain in our metabolism.
It highlights ferulic acid, protects against damage caused by ultraviolet radiation and lowers blood sugar levels, being very conducive for people with diabetes. Help with bone deterioration and manifestations of menopause such as hot flashes, reducing them. Being an antioxidant protects against cancer and lowers the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, reducing cardiovascular problems.
“These compounds possess antioxidant properties and decrease the levels of sugar in the blood”
It increases the activity of the keratinocytes of our organism at the level of hair, nails and skin. It also has anti-cancer, disinfectant and healing properties.
“This component makes liquid gold serve to improve our body’s response to chemotherapy treatments
8. Squalene (squalene)
It is a great antioxidant, little present in plant foods. It has the ability to stick to the cell membrane and some fat-soluble toxins to remove them from our body. Has the highest penetration capacity and rapid absorption of any other antioxidant because our skin contains a 25% of Esqualeno.
Its benefits are demonstrated in rosacea skin, mature skin, to prevent skin cancer, improve dermatitis, eczema and its bactericidal properties.
Extra virgin argan oil is endowed with a balance of essential fatty acids and contains very considerable amounts of biochemical components that perform a very beneficial activity for our organism: tocopherol, polyphenols, beta-carotenes, therapeutic alcohols and sterols.
For all this we consider that the Liquid Gold of Morocco is magical, incredible and essential in your cosmetic, medicinal and nutritional ritual.
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