CONFIRM: EXTRA VIRGIN SIBERIAN PINE NUT OIL IS A POWERFUL
NATURAL GASTROINTESTINAL HEALER, METABOLISM BOOSTER AND DIGESTIVE
For many centuries native
Siberians have successfully used pine nut oil to heal gastrointestinal
disorders, aid digestion and boost stamina
Extra virgin pine nut oil (EVPO) is a delicious,
golden-colored oil cold-pressed from the small kernels (commonly
called pine nuts), which are produced by certain species of
pine trees around the world. In addition to being an exquisite
gourmet cooking oil, it also has a history of many centuries
of therapeutic use in Russian and Chinese traditional medicine.
The native people of Siberia
– a remote region of Russia famous for its pristine forests,
crystal-clear rivers and lakes, as well as remarkably vibrant
health of its inhabitants - have always used pine nut oil
as an effective, all-natural gastrointestinal remedy, metabolism
enhancer, and digestive aid.
Historically, in Siberia, where distances are
great and food is scarce, especially during the long, cold
Siberian winter, a
handful of pine nuts or a tablespoon of pine nut oil taken
with - or even instead of - a meal have provided a long-lasting
feeling of “fullness”. In addition, pine nuts and their oil
provided the natives with a rich array of essential vitamins,
nutrients, and microelements such as vitamins E, B1,
B2 and B3,
beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A) and other carotenoids, essential
amino acids, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and iodine. This
allowed the Siberians to have a full complement of nutrients
required to go about their daily routines, which usually involved
hunting, fishing, and trapping, without feeling hungry. These
powerful health-promoting and nutritional benefits have earned
the Siberian pine (the tree from which pine nuts were harvested)
the name of “the Tsar of all trees” in Russia.
Modern science has explained how pine
nut oil works to repair and protect the stomach lining, enhance
metabolism and aid digestion
These traditional uses of extra virgin Siberian
pine nut oil drew a lot of attention from Russian and Chinese
scientists and researchers who conducted numerous studies
to figure out the biochemical processes behind the health-promoting
action of this unique oil. They have studied various components
of pine nut oil to figure out what ingredients in it may be
responsible for these health effects. Finally, they zeroed
in on two important components of pine nut oil: antioxidants
and pinolenic acid.
Pinolenic acid (a triple-unsaturated fatty acid which is a
positional isomer of a more widely known gamma-linolenic acid
[GLA]) is found exclusively in pine nut oil, and is not present
in any other species of plants. This fatty acid is present
in all 140 varieties of pine nuts (and their oil) in quantities
ranging from 0.1 to more than 20 percent. However, the richest
known source of pinolenic acid is the oil pressed from the
seeds of the Siberian
pine (Pinus Sibirica). It was this oil, containing
up to 27 per cent of pinolenic acid, that the native Siberians
used as a nutrient-rich food and a healing remedy.
Scientists have also demonstrated that pinolenic acid favorably
affects total blood lipids, reduces platelet aggregation,
and lowers blood pressure, contributing to cardiovascular
virgin pine nut oil improves metabolism and aids digestion
by helping our body to absorb more
essential nutrients from food
In addition to being a uniquely potent
and gastric lining healer, extra virgin pine nut oil also
stimulates abundant duodenal release of cholecystokinin (CCK)
-a critical catalyst for proper digestion of food in the intestinal
By ensuring the availability of bile salts and
enzymes to properly break down large macromolecules (proteins,
polysaccharides, and triglycerides) into small molecules (amino
acids, monosaccharides, and fatty acids) used by our bodies
as all-important “building blocks”, CCK further enhances the
overall performance of our metabolic and digestive systems.
This puts an end to nutrient deficiencies. As a result, our
body assimilates more vital nutrients from the food we ingest.
teaspoons of delicious extra virgin pine nut oil daily is
all you need to heal your gastrointestinal lining, boost your
metabolism and optimize your digestion and nutrient assimilation
For effective healing of
peptic ulcers and other conditions related to an inflammation
of the gastrointestinal lining (such as acid reflux, IBS,
or ulcerative colitis), it is recommended to take at least
5 ml (one teaspoon) of extra virgin pine nut oil three times
daily 30 to 60 minutes before a meal. For duodenal ulcers,
it may be advisable to increase the dosage to 10 ml or more.
Some people also find it useful to take an extra spoonful
of pine nut oil at bedtime.
Sometimes, you will see an improvement in a matter of days
or even hours after you begin taking pine nut oil. In other
situations, it may take longer (on average, a significant
improvement will be felt in 7 to 10 days after starting treatment).
As with any other naturopathic remedy, it is important to
persevere and continue treatment until you see results. After
a stable improvement is achieved, the oil may be discontinued,
but it is still a good idea to take a teaspoon at least once
a day to avoid ulcer recurrence and protect the gastrointestinal
lining. It is also a great idea to make pine nut oil a regular
part of your diet by using it in your everyday meal
great thing about extra virgin pine nut oil is that, in addition
to taking it straight by the teaspoon, you can use it in a
variety of delicious and healthy recipes ranging from salad
dressings and pastas to pesto and homemade nut butters. Extra
virgin pine nut oil is a gourmet culinary oil that can be
used in your kitchen in a variety of creative ways. For example,
you could use in baking and light sauteing, or as an absolutely
delightful dipping oil. If desired, it can be mixed into olive
oil or used instead of it on your salad or in any of your
favorite dishes that call for vegetable oil. We have a special
page on our site devoted to our very own favorite pine
nut oil recipes. And, most importantly, pine nut oil makes
every meal you cook more satisfying and nutritious.
In addition to being a potent gastrointestinal
healer and digestive aid, extra virgin pine nut oil is also
successfully used in naturopathic medicine to treat cardiovascular,
inflammatory, and autoimmune disorders. Pine nut oil also
offers powerful antioxidant protection
to those exposed to increased oxidative
stress (a group that includes pretty much everybody living
in industrialized countries in the 21st century).
If you would like to order naturally grown,
extra virgin pine nut oil, please visit out order
page. If you want more information or have additional
questions, please send an e-mail to our holistic nutritionists
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