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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is an effective and safe dosage of Black Seed Oil?
Black Seed Oil benefits our body when taken in a dosage of at least 1-3 teaspoons a day. Being consistent in consumption is necessary. If taking to remedy a condition, look for specific remedy recipes in which Black Seed Oil is mixed with another natural ingredient.Do not consume when pregnant. Always consult your health care practitioner if taking other medication.
Taking 1 teaspoon once or twice a day is a good place to start and maintain. Make sure that the Black Seed Oil you consume is of premium quality such as Be in Health Black Seed Oil. Our Oil is extracted by cold-pressing fresh and Non-GMO Black Seeds, which are not contaminated or rancid. Our Black seed Oils are packaged in amber-coloured , light-protective glass bottles which will preserve the freshness and active ingredients of the Oil.
2. Are Black Seed Oil benefits backed up by scientific research?
Since 1959, over 500 peer-reviewed studies at international universities and articles have been published in various scientific journals supporting some of its traditional uses of black seeds and its active ingredients in various conditions.
3. What are the other names for Black Seed Oil?
Black seed oil is extracted from the seeds of Nigella sativa, it is commonly known as cumin seed, black caraway or fennel flower in western countries. It is Schwarzkummel in Germany, hak jung chou in China and cörek otu in Turkey. In Arabic countries, it is habbah-as-sawda or habbat ul barakah (The Blessed Seed) and Kalonji in Hindi and Urdu.
4. What's in it?
Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Seed Oil is 35% more concentrated than the raw seed.
The volatile oils are fully extracted and the most important constituents are: Myristic Acid (0.5%), Palmitic Acid (13.7%), Palmitoleic Acid (0.1%), Stearic Acid (2.6%), Oleic Acid (23.7%), Linoleic Acid [Omega-6] (57.9%), Linolenic Acid [Omega-3] (0.2%), Arachidic Acid (1.3%)
Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Seed is rich in nutritional value. It is a valuable source of protein, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, C and niacin as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium and zinc.Required only in small amounts by the body, these elements' main function is to act as essential cofactors in various enzyme functions.Chemical analysis has further revealed that the Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Seed contains carotene, which is converted by the liver into vitamin A.
Fifteen amino acids make up the protein content of the Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Seed, including eight of the nine essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesized within our body in sufficient quantities and are thus required from our diet.
It is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids,particularly the unsaturated and essential fatty acids , Linoleic and Linolenic acid. The EFAs, consisting of alpha-Linolenic acid (omega-3) and Linoleic acid (omega-6), are the building blocks of cells and are substances that cannot be manufactured in the body, and thus must be taken in as supplements or through high-EFA foods.
The Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) Seed contains a non-starch polysaccharide component which is a useful source of dietary fiber.Monosaccharides (single molecule sugars) in the form of glucose, rhamnose, xylose, and arabinose are found in the black seed.
Black seed contains Arginine which is essential for infant growth.