POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS (SUNFLOWER SEED OIL AND NIGRUM CURRANT OIL)
Sunflower oil and blackcurrant seed oil are a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) of the omega-6 series, in particular both contain a good percentage of linoleic acid. Black currant oil is particularly rich in gamma linolenic acid, tocopherols and phytosterols. Polyunsaturated fatty acids have special dietary and functional properties. Several studies have shown that the application of omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs can be very useful in the most common skin diseases, such as for example dermatoses.
- Fish oil – some studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids, of which fish oil is particularly rich, have beneficial effects on the skin and coat of dogs, making it more shiny. (Responses of dogs to dietary omega-3 fatty acids John E Bauer)
- Viola Tricolor – also known as wild pansy, contains flavonoids, saponins and mucilages, useful for promoting normal skin function.
- Nigella Sativa – the seeds of Nigella Sativa have a high nutritional value; they contain fixed and essential oils, proteins, alkaloids and saponins. It has been shown that a large part of the biological activity of Nigella sativa seeds, in particular its beneficial action on the immune system, is due to the thymequinone, the main component of the essential oil, but which is also present in the fixed oil. (Pharmacological and toxicological properties of Nigella sativa B. H. Ali Gerald Blunden).