Picking the right product and knowing which brand to choose can be very challenging. In fact, the FDA has warned the public against health fraud scams, which are health products and supplements that are marketed to treat or prevent health conditions but in reality, they’re ineffective and unsafe for use. This type of scams may cause serious health problems, waste money and even lead to delay in having proper diagnosis and treatment.
When choosing health products to buy, one of the factors I always consider is the manufacturer. How many years are they in the health supplement industry? Do they adhere to GMP standards? Are the products non-GMO?
Since I started using Black Cumin Seed Oil, one of the best products I recommend are the ones made by Life Extension.
What I Look for When Choosing Black Cumin Seed Oil Products
When choosing black seed oil products, there are some factors I do consider:
1. Slow, cold pressed. It means that there’s no heat involved in the extraction process. Because N. sativa oil holds many components, the oil’s unique mix of compound work synergistically to provide healing. Introducing heat on the extraction process can cause some properties to evaporate, which reduces the quality of the oil.
2. Chemical-free. Putting additives such as benzene derivative may help extract more oil but will inevitably end up with a contaminated product.
3. Absolutely pure. Well, that speaks for itself.
Life Extension Black Cumin Seed Products
Life Extension offers two kinds of black seed oil products – the Black Cumin Seed Oil and the Black Seed Oil with Bio-Curcumin. Upon checking the ingredients list, both products use Thymocid– a patented black seed oil, which will be discussed further below.
Black Cumin Seed Oil
Life Extension Black Cumin Seed Oil is effective in boosting inflammatory and immune response.
Black Cumin Seed Oil with Bio-Curcumin
This unique formula combines the power of Nigella sativa seed oil with the powerful antioxidant Curcumin. Like mentioned above, Black seed oil works by boosting immune system and inflammatory responses. On one hand, curcumin, a compound derived from turmeric, is potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
In this formula, Life Extension used BCM-95® Bio-Curcumin, which holds standardized 95% curcuminoid complex plus turmeric oil.