Argan Oil has a unique, rich and complex composition. Argan Oil has traditionally been used for hair, skin and nail care, massage, curing stretch marks and the treatment of various dermatological conditions. Such multitasking is possible only due to the presence of various biological components.
ESSENTIAL UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS
WHAT IT IS: They can only be obtained through some external means like oil treatment such as Argan Oil. Argan Oil contains as much as 80 % of essential fatty acids in its overall composition.
WHAT IT DOES: All the fatty acids present in Argan Oil have antioxidant and moisturizing properties. They are vital for manufacturing and repairing cell membranes. It plays a pivotal role in the preservation of cell integrity. The presence of oleic acid makes it a practical solution for those who always have spiked cholesterol levels. It helps to limit and maintain LDL (bad cholesterol) at a healthy level.
BENEFITS: These essential fatty acids are all important for the regulation and maintenance of healthy skin and prevention of premature ageing signs. According to recent research, a very small quantity of Argan Oil taken daily can considerably lower the LDL cholesterol level over a monthly period.
WHAT IT IS: Prostaglandins formed from fatty acids under enzyme action within the cell, are important in catalyzing numerous processes.
WHAT IT DOES: They are anti-inflammatory and have a bearing on overall cell development and growth and are very beneficial for the immune system.
BENEFITS: Promotes cell development and growth. Very beneficial for people with cardiovascular disorders.
WHAT IT IS: Importance of this fat soluble vitamin can’t be over emphasized.
WHAT IT DOES: Excellent anti-free radicals and antioxidant Vitamin E protects the Vitamin A levels and essential fatty acids in the body. It is anti- inflammatory and gives strength to capillary walls. It prevents the evaporation of moisture from epidermis in skin. It acts as a barrier against aging of cells and promotes the nourishment of cells.
BENEFITS: Vitamin E is seen to be very helpful against scarring from wounds and stretch marks. It maintains moisture in the skin and prevents cells from ageing. It assists in regulating functions of the heart and sex organs. It protects against destructive agents and restores, repairs and renews natural hair.
WHAT IT IS: Squalene is a natural and vital part of the synthesis of cholesterol, steroid hormones, and vitamin D in the human body.
WHAT IT DOES: Keeps human skin soft and supple.
BENEFITS: Due to age related degeneration, our skin loses its softness and suppleness, which are the most apparent symptoms of aging. Squalene fights against these degenerative effects.
WHAT IT IS: Polyphenols or phenolic compounds present in Argan Oil are natural components of most plants.
WHAT IT DOES: These compounds have the reputation of being anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-aging, anti-allergic and antioxidant. It protects the body against the chemical reactivity of free radicals.
BENEFITS: Maintain healthy skin, reduce inflammation and allergic reactions.
WHAT IT IS: Ferulic acid is the most abundant phenolic compound present in Argan Oil.
WHAT IT DOES: Its antioxidant potency increases on exposure to ultra violet radiations, thus it is a very potent barrier against the damaging effects of ultra violet radiation.
BENEFITS: It is an important ingredient in anti- aging mixtures.
WHAT IT IS: Carotenoids can be synthesized fats and other basic organic metabolic building blocks by all these organisms. Carotenoids cannot be manufactured by the human body.
WHAT IT DOES: Natural fat soluble carotenoids protect the skin from ultra violet radiation and free radical reactivity.
BENEFITS: They maintain healthy skin and are an effective barrier against arthritis.
WHAT IT IS: Chemical structure of plant sterols and human sterols is strikingly similar. Therefore sterols present in Argan Oil work in great harmony with human skin.
WHAT IT DOES: They perform a multitude of functions as part of Argan Oil, like keeping structural integrity of cell membrane, reducing inflammation, improving skin metabolism process and moisture retention. Sterols also help block the cholesterol absorption from the intestines. It protects the essential protein Collagen found in joints and skin.
BENEFITS: They are the primary component of the outermost layer of human skin and functions like an optimal barrier. Sterols are very easily absorbable and penetrable. Sterols are also found to be anti-cancerous. It maintains joint mobility.
INCREASES PEPSIN IN GASTRIC JUICE
Pepsin is an enzyme that breaks down proteins and amino acids during digestion. Argan Oil facilitates digestion by increasing the concentration of pepsin in the gastric juice. Eases indigestion and stomach aches.
IMPROVES BLOOD LIPIDS
Studies show that the oil has an antiatherogenic effect (reduces blockages inside the walls of arteries) by improving lipids. Argan Oil protects against the metabolic changes associated with consuming a high-sugar diet, to reduce the risk of onset of diabetes. Fights diabetes and can be part of a healthy diet for persons with Type Two diabetes.