Organic Amaranth Seed CO2-to extract contains all CO2-soluble lipohilic components. The yellow oil, stabilized with FLAVEX organic Rosemary Antioxidant extract contains a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids including 20 - 35 % oleic acid and 40 - 55 % linoleic acid and a content of squalene > 5 %. Further the extract contains sterols and tocopherols.
It is produced by supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, without any solvent residues, inorganic salts, heavy metals nor reproducible microorganisms.
Application in cosmetics:
Amaranth seed oil has a high concentration of squalene, a poly-unsaturated triterpene hydrocarbon. Squalene is the biochemical precursor of steroid synthesis, quickly absorbed by the skin, a natural moisturiser and protects against UV-light.
Furthermore Amaranth seed oil has calming, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used especially for dry, sensitive and atopic skin, contributes to healthy cell membranes and works against skin aging.
Application in Food supplements:
Several in vitro and in vivo studies provide evidence that Amaranth seed oil with its bioactive ingredients have antioxidative, hypocholesterolemic and liver protecting activity.