Although the cosmetics industry widely uses little-known grape seed oil to produce creams, shampoos, soaps, bath oils, etc.
All this is because it moisturizes, improving the appearance of the skin and hair.
It is also famous for the preventive power of stretch marks and its natural product that treats cellulite. All this without counting the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Faced with so many benefits, a question arises: how to use grape seed oil? Keep reading this article to learn how to use it internally and externally!
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Benefits of Grape Seed Oil
Like the grape itself, the oil extracted from the seed of this fruit is rich in flavonoids. This means the product has action against free radicals, preventing cell oxidation and protecting the body against premature aging and degenerative diseases.
1- Treats and prevents cellulite and stretch marks
Fibro edema keloid (FEG) is a disorder that affects the cells, causing swelling and inflammation. PopThis problem is popularlyoThis problem is popularly-ings thighs, glutes, involving,s etc.
However, using this o, il through bamboo therapy (a technique to contour the body with bamboo) can attenuate the FEG. In practice, the liquid is easily absorbed by the epidermis and in the body, it acts on circulation, recovering and renewing tissues damaged by inflammation.
At the same time, this fatty substance can also maintain the skin’s elasticity. For this reason, it prevents the appearance of stretch marks since this condition arises due to the loss of elastic fibres in the epidermis.
Pregnant women are patients with a high possibility of having stretch marks and those who suffer from obesity. But the use of this oil can help in the treatment of pregnant women thanks to vitamin E and antioxidant compounds.
2- Reduces cholesterol
Firstly, this extract reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) due to its antioxidant capacity. Furthermore, it prevents fat accumulation in the arteries, protecting the body against atherosclerosis and its consequences.
Joining these benefits, it is possible to affirm that grape oil contributes to good heart health, as it prevents and helps treat cardiovascular diseases.
3- Helps in cancer prevention
The oil inherited from the grapes has essential properties in fighting cancer, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative activities.
In the body, these effects work against the emergence and development of different cancer cells, especially breast cancer.
4- Helps to prevent diabetes
Some compounds, such as free radicals, are called common reactive oxygen species (ROS). They support the immune system in moderate amounts but can harm the body in excess.
One of the conditions that the imbalance between ROS and antioxidants can cause is type 2 diabetes mellitus. For this reason, it is essential to have substances that combat the body’s oxidative stress, as is the case with this vegetable oil.
In addition to causing diabetes, free radicals can damage the skin, promoting premature aging in cells in that region.
With this natural product with high penetration into the skin, the epidermal region is protected against wrinkles, blemishes and other signs of wear. Substances such as linoleic acid, palmitic acid and alpha-tocopherol are indicated to regenerate the skin tissue, leaving it rejuvenated.
6- Protect the brain
Thanks to vitamin E, this natural product can protect neurons as it acts as an antioxidant. In practice, the substance can block the action of free radicals that threaten the integrity of the brain.
In this way, brain functions can play their roles without significant problems and, in addition, the vitamin prevents the emergence of degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
7- Stimulates hair growth
No wonder the cosmetics industry widely uses that grape seed oil in the production of shampoos since it is associated with hair growth.
In addition to acting on hair follicle cells, favouring hair development, the product also improves hair aspects, such as shine and texture.
How to use it?
This vegetable oil can be used for three purposes: cosmetic, pharmaceutical and culinary. In the first case, it is common to find products for the skin or hair that have this substance in their compositions, such as soaps, shampoos, moisturizing creams and after-bath lotions.
Buying grapefruit oil capsules and vitamin complexes at drugstores or compounding pharmacies is also possible. But, in these cases, it is recommended to seek the opinion of an expert, such as a nutritionist or nutritionist, on the correct dosage to be ingested daily.
Despite being little explored in Brazil, c, culinary is made from cold-pressed or refined oil. Like other vegetable oils, grape seed oil can be used in sauces, cold dishes, pasta and salads.
On the skin, pure oil can be applied to regenerate and revitalize tissues. For this, lay in the region as a moisturizer. Now if the intention is to reduce and prevent stretch marks and cellulite, the most recommended is to use the product associated with some technique, such as bamboo therapy or massage.
In addition, the oil can be purchased in its pure state and used in capillary schedules. YouTuber Carol Domingos explains how she uses it on her hair and shows the results of just one application. Check out:
Grape seed oil: where to buy it?
Online and physical health food stores can sell the product, but ordering capsules with customized dosages from compounding pharmacies is also possible.
Contraindications and side effects
In the survey were not found s contraindications and no side effects of using this product. Even pregnant and lactating women can use it externally to prevent stretch marks.
Despite this, seeking a professional opinion regarding grape oil-based supplements is recommended. Thus, finding the correct dosage to enjoy the benefits is possible.
Fun Facts About Grape Seed Oil
In addition to being a natural product with antioxidant properties capable of reducing cholesterol and protecting the brain, this vegetable oil is still a sustainable residue.
It receives this characteristic because the grape seed is part of the agro-industrial residue from the cultivation of vines.
With the increase in the production of grapes, the disposal of this content would become a problem. From an environmental point of view, their reuse solves storage and disposal issues in an environmentally beneficial way.
My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.