You may know that I am a huge fan of black seed oil. This oil is made of seeds – also known as black caraway, black cumin, kalonji, and black onion seeds – taken from Nigella sativa, a small plant with pale purple, blue, or white flowers that grows in Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East.
Black seed oil contains thymoquinone, an antioxidant that may have many benefits from reducing inflammation to improving skin and fighting acne to helping with gastrointestinal issues and even having tumor-reducing properties.
In addition to thymoquinone, black seed oil contains essential fatty acids – linoleic, oleic, and palmitic acid. These fatty acids help support the formation of healthy cell membranes and support the proper development and functioning of the brain and nervous system. Multiple studies have positively correlated essential fatty acids with the reduction of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, infant development, cancer prevention, optimal brain and vision functioning, arthritis, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and neurological/neuropsychiatric disorders.
But one of the most common questions I get about my own GuruNanda Cold Pressed Black Seed Oil is: Can it help with weight loss?
The short answer is: Black seed oil can support weight loss. Read on to find out how, as well as how to take this formulation for maximum benefits.
HOW CAN BLACK SEED OIL SUPPORT WEIGHT LOSS?
I have written extensively about how the single best thing you can do for weight loss is to stop eating ultra-processed foods. These include everything from ice cream to deli meats, frozen meals to breakfast cereals and pastries. While it is more time-consuming and expensive to eat only real whole foods and meals that you cook at home, it is a vital part of reaching a healthy weight and increasing your overall physical and emotional wellness.
That said, there are several ways that black seed oil can support weight loss. The first is the presence of thymoquinone. Because thymoquinone is both anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, it could potentially mitigate some of the factors that contribute to obesity. There is data to support this. A 2021 study on rats who were fed a diet high in fat suggested that black seed oil may be able to help significantly decrease both body weight and insulin resistance.
This might also be because black seed oil may change the expression of some genes related to hunger – in other words, help reduce appetite. Furthermore, there are studies on humans that suggest that black seed oil may help target weight loss around the midsection, which is an area of the body that is notoriously stubborn with weight.
I do not recommend taking black seed oil on its own, without any changes to your diet or lifestyle. In addition to replacing the ultra-processed foods in your diet with fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, I highly recommend that you drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and get ample rest and sleep every night. If you do all these things, black seed oil can be the extra element that takes your weight loss to the next level.
WHY IS GURUNANDA BLACK SEED OIL BETTER THAN THE REST?
I am proud to endorse GuruNanda Cold Pressed Black Seed Oil. Because of the quality and specific blend of its ingredients, I am confident that this is the best black seed oil you can buy.
First and foremost, my black seed oil has a GMP certification and non-GMO status. That means you can always be sure that all the essential nutrients that give black seed oil its unique benefits are present, and that any bad chemicals or impurities are not. I further preserve all these beneficial elements by cold-pressing the oil.
While black seed oil can be consumed as powder or pills, I offer mine in a liquid, to help your body absorb it as quickly and easily as possible. And perhaps best of all, my black seed oil is fortified with 125 mcg of Vitamin D and 100 mcg of Vitamin K in every bottle.
To enjoy all the benefits GuruNanda Cold Pressed Black Seed Oil has to offer, shake the bottle well before use. Take 1 dropper full (1 ml) 1-2 times daily, with or without water. Hold the liquid under the tongue for about 10 seconds before swallowing.
I am proud of you for pursuing a healthy weight and increased wellness for yourself. I hope my black seed oil can be a part of your journey.