Amaranth Seed CO2-to extract (organic), DE-ÖKO-013
Amaranthus caudatus – Seed, dried, from organic farming
By supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms . Stabilized with FLAVEX Rosemary Antioxidant Extract (organic).
Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus) is nutritional with a high concentration of valuable proteins compared to other cereals. It has been consumed all through history as staple food by Inca, Maya and Aztec civilizations. Amaranth is a well-balanced food with functional properties that have been shown to provide medicinal benefits such as decreasing plasma cholesterol and blood glucose levels .*
According to our current knowledge, amaranth oil is not a novel food as no ingredients are enriched. However, to our knowledge amaranth oil is mainly used as an ingredient in cosmetic products, which is why we recommend this use. We do not accept responsibility for any complaints from the authorities, as we have no reliable evidence of any significant consumption of the oil before 15.05.1997.*
Our amaranth seed CO2-to extract is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, especially linoleic acid. It also contains squalene and tocopherols. Linoleic acid belongs to the essential unsaturated fatty acids and, as an essential component of ceramides, is involved in maintaining a natural barrier that protects the skin from dryness . Squalene is the main component of the lipids of the skin surface and is absorbed well and quickly by the skin. It thus contributes to the suppleness and flexibility of the skin. According to studies, squalene and tocopherols also have antioxidant properties and can prevent UV-induced oxidative skin damage . Amaranth seed CO2-to extract can therefore be used in the cosmetic industry e.g. in moisturizers, massage oils and sunscreens. Due to its high content of linoleic acid, it is also suitable as a base for products against dry and irritated skin.*
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