Health benefits of Vitamin E

One of the qualities that make argan oil so popular is that the oil contains a sizeable amount of Vitamin E. Vitamin E has many health benefits – it is immune boosting, helps repair damaged skin, nails  and hair, and offers good protection against diseases.  Alpha-tocopherol (the technical name for vitamin E) reduces cholesterol and plaque build-up, which cuts down the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Although the body cannot make vitamin E, it is an essential nutrient, meaning that the body needs to absorb vitamin E from food in order to function properly.  But it is rare for a person to have a deficiency of the vitamin since it is fat-soluble, and can be stored in fatty tissues in the body for up to half a year.  Apart from Moroccan argan, other good sources of alpha-tocopherol include vegetable oils (especially wheat-germ oil), nuts, poultry and wheat.  It can also be taken as a supplement in its pure form.

However, when buying vitamin E supplements, it is important to buy natural vitamin E as opposed to synthetic vitamin E.  The vitamin in its natural form is easily absorbed and much more potent.  If you have trouble telling one from the other, look at the ingredients label.  The natural form of the vitamin is called “d-alpha tocopherol”, whereas the synthetic version is “dl-alpha tocopherol”.

Here is a brief run-down of some of the health benefits to be gained from this vitamin:

  • Antioxidant Properties

Vitamin E is one of the strongest antioxidants out there.  Antioxidants fight free radicals.  Free radicals are unstable compounds that can alter cell structure, causing aging, a weakened immune system, and in extreme cases even cancer.  Antioxidants go a long way in helping to prevent many diseases such as Alzheimer’s and diabetes.

  • Reduces Cholesterol

Cholesterol damages the body because it converts into plaque which clogs up blood vessels, leading to heart diseases and strokes.  Vitamin E prevents this.  It also makes the blood thinner which improves blood flow throughout the body.

  • Skin care

Free radicals affect the skin negatively.  This is the reason why smokers and people who live in polluted areas age quicker than others.  Vitamin E combats these free radicals, and it also helps the skin retain its moisture.  It speeds up the healing of wounds and protects against UV radiation.  Many creams and lotions contain vitamin E oil.  Before I was introduced to argan oil, I used to mix pure vitamin E oil into a generic lotion, which really helped my skin stay soft and hydrated.  Now I just use pure argan oil, which is great for skin care.

  • Anti-inflammatory

Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory properties and also helps to relieve pain.  It can be compared to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) typically used to relieve pain caused by arthritis.

Vitamin E is one of the most versatile nutrients out there, and I always make sure to have a bottle of oil containing vitamin E on hand. Use it on your skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes and scars.  Argan oil contains a lot of vitamin E as well as other nutrients that support its actions.

 

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[Reblogged] Reap The Advantages Of Natural Argan Oil

I just read an entire article on argan oil and I wish I read it sooner because argan oil is amazing. I’m actually going to do an entire write up on argan oil now because I never knew how great this oil was.

One notable effect is that it can inhibit melanin to help treat Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation.

Taken from the article “The antioxidant and reducing properties of argan oil provide additional benefit to the cells via the reduction of oxidative stress in the absence of melanin. Melanin has a free radical scavenging property in pigment cells. In conditions where melanin is decreased, such as in cells treated with argan oil or in melanocytes deprived of melanin such as in OCA2 cells, oxidative stress inhibitors may provide protection from oxidative damage”

Source: http://sharmamukesh.hubpages.com/hub/Reap-The-Advantages-Of-Natural-Argan-Oil

Handy Tips For Using Argan Oil For Hair

Just a couple weeks after applying a few drops almost every day post-shower and my hair is SIGNIFICANTLY softer. It is also much less frizzy (though not 100% perfect) and more manageable. If you’re thinking about it, and you want to smooth or soften your hair, I give pure argan oil a thumbs-up.

  • Argan oil is sensitive to light, so the bottle should be dark (and kept in a dark place)
  • it is also sensitive to heat. It should not be heated after or during processing, since this breaks down some of the substances responsible for its effects. You want cold-pressed.
  • Argan oil intended for cooking isn’t going to work as well for hair or skin, since the seeds are toasted before being ground up. It’ll have a much stronger smell and be heavier.
  • You only need a teeny-tiny bit. My hair falls just past my shoulders and I use about four or five drops (and rub the excess into my cuticles).
  • You can apply it before a shower (give it an hour or so) or after. If it weighs your hair down, I would apply it before so you can rinse out excess.
  • Be careful if you are trying to go ‘cone free: lots of products that advertise argan oil as a solution for frizziness include silicones as well.

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[Guest Post] Softest/Smoothest my hair has ever been!!

So I recently started going to a new stylist, and after the first trip I asked her what she used to make my hair so soft and she said argan oil.

Here is a picture of my hair btw. I know I have a few fly away’s from blow drying my hair so much, but look at how smooth that is!!!!

So I bought this brand.

It has worked wonders on my long, damaged hair!! My mom said it looks like I just stepped out of a Pantene commercial!!

I use it on my towel-dry hair after showers. I just squirt two drops into my hand and run my fingers through my hair. I blow dry immediately after and my hair is amazingly smooth!!

Sorry if this seemed like a commercial for hair products, but I just had to share!!

Review by: haley baley

argan oil by sheer argan

[Review] Moroccan Argan Oil – By SHEER ARGAN

moroccan Argan Oil

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Sheer Argan Features:-
 100 percent pure , NOTHING ADDED. Hand-harvested, manually extracted in Morocco and imported to the US by a native Moroccan Berber.
USDA certified 100% organic Moroccan argan oil. No additives, 100% fragrance-free.

Argan Oil Benefits

Argan Oil For Hair: Provides spectacular gloss and shine without greasiness. Softens and shines all hair types, protects against chemicals and hair straighteners. The #1 choice to prevent split ends.
Argan Oil For Skin: Rich in natural vitamin E, Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, nourishes and softens skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Argan Oil For Nails: Argan oil softens and heals cuticles and fortifies cracking and peeling nails.

Description:-

Sheer Argan used to extract argan oil in the old fashion way which involves water to separate the paste from the oil by squeezing the paste. This is not the only labor intensive step before getting to this point. this method involving water is not the best way mainly because it shortens the shelf life of the oil. Nowadays, we use mechanical extraction which produces a 100% pure Argan oil.

My Recommendations:-

One thing I always say to my readers, whether they buy argan oil from Sheer argan or from somebody else is to ask when was produced and at what temperature to be stored. Josie Maran’s for example doesn’t tell you those things. One of my friend used to buy few bottles of argan oil from QVC when they have them on sale and they last 3 or 4 years she said. Here is the problem, mechanically pressed argan oil has a shelf life of up to 20 to 24 months.). It’s only during this period that you would benefit from all the argan nutrients. So the key here for producers to produce small/enough quantity and for the consumers to look for small companies which knows the product very well.