New Blackcurrant Seed Oil GLA 15% Launch

For Immediate Release
Monday, December 12, 2011

Margaret Gomes
Director of Marketing

As new studies are released weekly on the exceptional health benefits of essential fatty acids, leading natural ingredients manufacturer, NP Nutra®, announced the launch of a new Blackcurrant Seed Oil ingredient, rich in these important nutrients.

Researchers have long known that essential fatty acids are crucial for the vital health and functioning of every cell in our bodies, especially the nervous system. Extracted from Blackcurrant seeds (Ribes nigrum), NP Nutra’s Blackcurrant Seed Oil contains greater than 15% C18:3 Gamma Linolenic Acid, and provides an important plant source of essential fatty acids for those who may be allergic to fish or who prefer a vegetarian source.

Our modern day diet and lifestyle has lead many people to become deficient in essential fatty acids. These healthy oils are important for promoting good health. Blackcurrant Oil contains an abundance of essential fatty acids including linoleic acid (Omega-6), alpha-linolenic acid (Omega-3) and the unique stearidonic acid as well as gamma linolenic acid, a rare essential Omega-6 fatty acid which may be helpful in promoting cardiovascular health and maintaining normal blood pressure levels.

Gamma linolenic acid is a highly sought after nutrient as it has been found to promote health in a variety of ways, including maintaining healthy skin and other connective tissue and supporting female reproductive health, eye health, and cognitive health. Gamma linolenic acid is found in breast milk and evening primrose oil. However, Blackcurrant Seed Oil is a richer source of this essential nutrient than evening primrose oil.

Blackcurrant Seed Oil joins NP Nutra’s growing line of plant-based Omega-rich ingredients. Other ingredients in the category include SachaOmega™, an Organic Sacha Inchi extract with 92% Omega fatty acids and Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil, a rich source of the rare and highly sought after Omega-7.

NP Nutra® also produces a variety of Blackcurrant extracts according to customer specifications.

Contact NP Nutra® for more information.