What is safflower oil made out of?

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What is CLA safflower?

The history of the safflower goes back 4,000 years. Egyptians used it for a different purpose than we do today, as a textile colorant for their clothes. Although the production increased in 1950, safflower plant is known to have many health benefits and purposes.

Sharing nutritional similarities with sunflower oil, safflower seed oil doesn’t have any color or flavor. It can be used an ingredient for cosmetic products and can replace other oils, including olive oil for salad dressings.

In China, safflower oil is used to alleviate pain, heal fractures, for treating respiratory problems and for improving the circulation.

CLA Safflower oil is considered to have beneficial effects that will boost our health, thus making it a better choice. Derived from the safflower plant’s seeds called Carthamus tinctorius, that can be found in Africa or Asia, safflower oil is extracted.

Nowadays, India is the biggest producer of safflower in the world, along with the U.S. and Mexico.

Why is safflower good for our health?

1.Aids constipation

It can be used in a combination with sweetened water or taken with chicken stock to get rid of constipation problems.

2.Prevents atherosclerosis

Protects the heart and thus reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases or strokes.

3.Clears the skin

It’s an effective treatment that fights acne and removes blackheads, whiteheads or other dark spots.

4.Reduces menstrual pain

Ensures a normal blood flow and prevents the apparition of clots that can increase menstrual pains and abdominal discomfort.

5.Helps joint pains

Gently massaging a small quantity of safflower on the area, it will eliminate joint pains due to arthritis of injuries.

How to use safflower oil

  • As food for birds or for the oil industry.
  • As a spice, it can replace saffron, which is highly expensive. It is also called false saffron, thistle saffron, or bastard saffron.
  • As a solvent for oil painting, instead of linseed oil.
  • As an industrial ingredient for coatings, paints or varnishes.
  • As a hair conditioner, it detangles the braids and nourishes the hair.

CLA Safflower Oil Precautions and side effects

It can act as an anti-clotting agent, so it’s not advised to use it before or right after a surgery.

If you are allergic to marigolds, sunflower, ragweed, daisies or chrysanthemums.

Taken with some anti-inflammatory drugs, safflower oil could stimulate the blood flow and be dangerous in case of a hemorrhage.

It can lower the blood and produce a calming effect, but a hypotensive person might encounter blood pressure changes which could affect his health.

Pregnant women should avoid it due to the risk of developing contractions.

Side-effects can be diarrhea, a loose stool, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, nausea.

Types of safflower oil

1.The one containing high quantities of oleic acids or monounsaturated fatty acids

2.The one rich in linoleic acid or polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Omega-3 and omega-6 are important substances that our body must procure in order to remain healthy. Safflower oil includes both, thus making it a great addition to any household.

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CLA Safflower Oil – 2017 Weight Loss Supplement

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You’ve heard about fatty acids before, generally, they are good for you, they can offer various health benefits for your brain, sometimes for weight loss and more. CLA is a group of fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) which resemble linoleic acid which is why the mixture is called conjugated linoleic acid. These fatty acids have the same molecular structure as linoleic acid or at the very least very similar and CLA has anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties, it can reduce tumors in animals and in humans, it can help with blood pressure related problems, insulin resistance, etc.

Now, before I talk about how CLA can help you burn fat, I just want you all to understand that it’s no miracle drug. I keep repeating in my articles that there is no such thing and I am sorry that I sound like a broken record but there are always people that seem to believe that things like CLA, green tea, whatever else used by weight loss supplements, can help them shed several pounds per week and in no time they become fit, without much physical activity or dieting. No, in fact, you will probably make no progress unless you diet and exercise and CLA fat burning results vary for each individual.

Which leads me to the topic of CLA’s reliability, it is or can be quite unreliable. In some studies, it offered a good reduction in fat mass, while also helping to preserve muscle mass or lean muscle. In others, it didn’t do the same, it has conflicting results. Of course, as I said, CLA represents a mixture of linoleic acid isomers and not all trials use the same type of CLA, the same isomers with the same chemical bond or molecular structure which may affect the results. There was this one study done in 2007 I believe, which showed that individuals may lose around 0.1 or something along those lines, pounds per week while taking as much as 3 grams of CLA. So, obviously, the dose is quite high, 3 grams.

You will not find so much in foods by the way. It’s true that you can find CLA in grass fed beef, grass fed cow’s milk, however, the amounts are quite small. It is not very effective, not overly potent and often unreliable, so yeah, definitely not a miracle drug or anything like that. If you exercise regularly and your diet accordingly, I have no doubt that you will lose fat but how much CLA will influence that, it’s difficult to say. I’ve seen people be very successful with CLA, I’ve read reviews and feedback, even from athletes or bodybuilders, not necessarily professionals, just casual bodybuilders but I’ve also seen CLA fail in promoting any benefit for fat burning in others.

CLA Safflower Oil is one of the best weight loss supplements in 2017 according to Dr. Oz and other specialists. We will see in the next months but we can tell you for sure that more than 90% of the reviews are positive.