Safflower oil is a light, delicately flavored vegetable oil that is extracted from the seeds of the safflower plant. It is has a light texture and is non-greasy and easily absorbed. Nutritionally similar to the better known olive oil, the properties of safflower oil makes it a healthy choice for losing weight, improving heart health, and maintaining healthy skin and hair.
What is Safflower Oil used for?
People have used safflower oil to promote hair growth and healthy skin, to reduce risk of CVD by controlling blood lipids, to prevent atherosclerosis and hyperglycemia, to address female health concerns, and to manage weight.
What is the source of BodyBio Safflower Oil?
Our high-linoleic Safflower Oil is cold pressed from organic, non-GMO safflower seeds cultivated for the supplement industry.
What is the suggested dose of Safflower Oil?
For adults, 1 tsp four times daily has been used for hyperglycemia; 1 Tbsp. twice a day has been used for cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association recommends that omega-6 fats constitute 5%-10% of energy (Circulation. 2009; 119).
Are there any side effects?
Remotely possible, there may be a reaction if a person is sensitive to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies and other members of the Asteraceae/Compositae family of plants.
Are there any interactions?
Safflower oil may decrease platelet aggregation in those who use anticoagulant medications; and may lower fasting blood glucose in the presence of some herbs, including fenugreek, devil’s claw, and Panax and Siberian ginsengs.
Should I know anything else about safflower oil?
Anti-inflammatory and healing by nature, linoleic acid conversion to the longer-chain fatty acids—gamma-linoleic acid, dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, and arachidonic acid—is not an efficient process in adults.