Researchers have been studying the considerable health benefits of black seed oil since the 1960s. In fact, over 600 scientific peer-reviewed articles have been published demonstrating the effects black seed oil can have on cancer, high blood pressure, liver health and diabetes among many others. What may be most surprising of all is given all its numerous benefits, few of us have ever heard of it.

Black seed, or black cumin seed (botanically known as Nigella sativa) can be eaten or cold-pressed to concentrate the oil and active ingredients. The most widely researched ingredients are Thymoquinone (TQ) and Thymohydroquinone (THQ). These two compounds demonstrate significant anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-tumor ability among other benefits. Recent research also shows these phytochemicals can combat metabolic syndrome, a growing concern characterized by increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels that together increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Given the numerous benefits of black seed oil, I’m very excited about a new product called Golden Black Seed from New Chapter. Golden Black Seed is a combination of a full-spectrum black seed oil extract along with turmeric in a vegicap. This product contains over 30-times the TQ of the leading cold-pressed oil and in a recent clinical study demonstrated significant antioxidant activity in the participants as well as an improvement in all parameters of metabolic syndrome after 8-weeks. Click here to watch a video review from Nicole Gould, RD, LD.

Mike Ventresca is the owner of Vital Choice Health Store located at 9243 Sprague Road in North Royalton’s Timber Ridge Plaza. The phone number is 440-885-9505 or www.VChoice.com. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.