What Is Sacha Inchi?


Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis linneo) is an indigenous plant of the Peruvian Amazon Forest which has been cultivated along the eastern slopes of the lower Andes for 3,000 years. The plant is depicted on Incan tomb carvings. The cultivated land is located at high altitudes, typically 500 meters or 1600 feet above sea level, in the junction between the Andes and the Amazon jungle which is protected from extreme rain, flooding and harsh winds with soil that is rich in minerals.

Once a wild plant, it is now grown commercially by Peruvian farmers who harvest the seeds (also known as Inca Peanuts) for oil extraction. The high quality nutritious vegetable oil is considered a Superfood due to its high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids yielding an excellent source of Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and Omega 6 (linoleic acid), relatively low levels of saturated fatty acids and no cholesterol.
It also contains antioxidant Vitamins A (Beta Carotene) and Vitamin E (Alpha-Tocopherol), is high in protein and rich in essential amino acids which are highly digestible (96%) and the essential minerals Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc. The oil is Extra Virgin Oil extracted by simple cold pressing with no further refining required and contains no toxic elements in its composition.

Chemical Composition:

The chemical composition of Sacha Inchi Oil has higher levels of the antioxidant Vitamin E and it does not contain any anti-nutrients that are inherent in the Flaxseed Oil (toxic cyanglycosides which caused it to be banned for human consumption in France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium).

Nutrient:

Sacha Inchi Oil

Brown Flaxseed Oil

Olive Oil

Hempseed Oil

Oil

41.4%

41%

 

25-35%

Alpha-Linolenic  
(Omega 3)

50.8%

57%

0-1.5%

12-23%

Linoleic      (Omega 6)

33.4%

16%

3.5-21%

52-62%

Oleic         (Omega 9)

21.75%

18.51%

55-83%

7-9%

Protein

24.7%

20%

0%

20-25%

Carbohydrate

30.9%

29%

0%

20-30%

Fiber

2.4%

28%

0%

10-15%

Sacha Inchi Oil Features:

Rich source of Omega 3
Optimal balance of Omegas 3 - 6 - 9
Rich source of all essential Amino Acids
Rich source of Antioxidant vitamins A and E
Perfect for Vegetarians and Vegans
Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed
Additive/Chemical Free
High Digestibility of 96%
Non-toxic and safe in Pregnancy
Non-GMO
Gluten Free
Environmentally sustainable
Perfect for Vegetarians and Vegans

Health Benefits:

Cardiovascular:

  • Reduces triglyceride levels and boosts HDL cholesterol
  • Reduces Hypertension and arterial inflammation
  • Enhances structural integrity and elasticity of blood vessels
  • Prevents blood clotting  

Brain:                

  • Boosts cognition, memory and clarity
  • Maintains fluidity and rigidity of cellular membranes

Mental Health:    

  • Boosts mood and decreases symptoms of depression, increases nerve transmission

Bones:              

  • Helps efficient absorption of Calcium

Joints:               .

  • Anti-inflammatory action provides pain relief and reduces stiffness

Weight Loss:     

  • Regulates blood sugar levels

Eyes:                

  • Improves vision and reduces risk of Glaucoma

Skin/Hair:         

  • Antioxidant and anti-aging

Antioxidant:       

  • Prevents free radical damage

Immunity:         

  • Reduces risk of certain cancers, boosts immune B cells                                          

Anti-inflammatory

Suggested Dosage:  Sacha Inchi Oil

Internal Use: 
1 – 2 tablespoons a day is recommended as part of the daily diet - added to salads, meat or vegetables or incorporated into juices or smoothies.  If taking oil directly start with 1 teaspoon daily and build up slowly as appropriate. It is not recommended to heat the oil as heat breaks down the essential oils and minerals.

External Use:
Apply topically to dry, sensitive, irritated or inflamed skin and joints. The unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant vitamins in Sacha Inchi oil are an active component for cellular regeneration and particularly nourishing for skin, hair and nails and widely used in the cosmetic industry.

Suggested Dosage:  Sacha Inchi capsules

Sacha Inchi Oil capsules contain 1000 mg of oil in a vegan gelatin capsule. The recommended daily dosage is 2 to 4 capsules.   

 

Production:
Sacha Inchi is a high-yield crop, producing an abundance of seeds of more than 4,000 kilos per hectare. The production time is increased due to harvests throughout the year and crop life is long with some plants in production for decades or more. Leftover pulp from the de-seeded fruit is used in the production of soap, flour, bread as well as cosmetics and medicinal creams.
As a forest crop it encourages reforestation of the Amazon and provides a sustainable harvest to create local employment. 

Question: What Supplements can get rid of belly fat?

Mehmet Oz, MDCardiology, answered:

Here are three “power pills” that pack a punch:

Fucoxanthin is a compound derived from edible seaweed and has been shown in studies to burn stubborn belly fat. You can get fucoxanthin from a nutritional supplement called Xanthigen, which combines brown seaweed fucoxanthin and pomegranate seed oil. Try 200 mg daily to burn away the pounds.

Moving from the sea to the trees, Sacha Inchi is derived from a nut grown in the Andes Mountains and rain forests of Peru. It’s loaded with vitamin E, omega-3s, and anti-inflammatories that attack belly fat. Take 600 mg once a day.

L-arginine rounds out the metabolism power pack. Studies showed L-arginine, when combined with exercise, boosted and restored the hormonal balance that promotes lean muscle mass. Take 2,000 mg three times a day. 

Source: http://www.sharecare.com/health/belly-fat/what-supplements-rid-belly-fat