INCA OMEGA OIL® 100% Organic source of Omega Acids
Plukenetia volubilis is a plant native to the high-altitude rain forests of the Andean region of South America.
The harvest and collection of the seeds from were INCA OMEGA OIL® is extracted, are performed following strict methods to guarantee the best quality!
No additives used at the cultivated areas. Special care at the collection and storage of the seeds.
No chemical substances added or used during the complete production process.
Only cold pressing devices are used. No heat is applied to preserve the natural properties of the oil.
INCA OMEGA OIL® has an exceptional concentration in omega fatty acids up to 93%!
Specifically, it contains one of the highest amounts of poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) among all oily seeds!
It reaches an average of 48% content of alfa-linolenic acid (Omega 3), an average of 37% content of linoleic acid (Omega 6) and approximately 8% of oleic acid (Omega 9).
INCA OMEGA OIL® unique properties
The skin's primary function is to form an effective, protective barrier against any physical, chemical and microbiological stress.
The epidermis requires 3 main types of lipids to perform its barrier function: Ceramides, Cholesterol and Poly-unsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs).
If these lipids are tightly packed into the spaces between the keratinocytes, the skin barrier is functional, so the environmental irritants cannot penetrate the skin and enter the body. On the contrary, if there is a disruption in the quantity or tightness of the intercellular lipids, the skin barrier becomes permeable…
The essential fatty acids are the poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and are necessary for good health!
INCA OMEGA OIL® has the highest amounts of poly-unsaturated fatty acids and a cutaneous regulator role:
Maintains skin hydration and elasticity
INCA OMEGA OIL® has also a high concentration of tocopherols, not found at other botanical oils!
Tocopherols are the main substances with anti-oxidant activity found naturally at seed oils. There are 4 chemical forms called alpha, beta, gamma, and delta tocopherol. It is quite significant the high concentration of delta and gamma tocopherols found at INCA OMEGA OIL®.
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