What Are The Advantages & Disadvantages of Grapeseed oil

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Feb. 14, 2011

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Here are some advantages of grapeseed oil along with their disadvantages:


Great for body massage and skin care
One of the potential advantages of grapeseed oil is that it is high in linolenic acid and vitamin E that makes them best for body massages.  They nourish the skin and get absorbed into the body very easily. Grapeseed oil is regularly used in the preparation of cosmetics. 

But one of the most feared disadvantages of grapeseed oil is that it may not have any beneficial properties as expected because the oil is normally produced by hot extraction method. The hot extraction method juices out all the beneficial compounds out of oil.

Scientists now fear that the disadvantages of grapeseed oil on skin may be more serious than expected because of cases of dry skin, itches, hives etc being reported.


High in Polyunsaturated Fatty acids One of the potential advantages of  grapeseed oil is that it is high in polyunsaturated fatty acids, which aids in curbing the cholesterol levels of the body. The scientists are studying hard to quantify the disadvantages of grapeseed oil in preparation of food.  But they say that indigestion, dizziness, elevated blood pressure may be some of the disadvantages of grapeseed oil.


High in Antioxidant Resveratrol
Grape seed oil is rich in antioxidants such as resveratrol. Resveratrol is known to combat cancerous liaisons in the body.  This is touted as one of the potential advantages of grapeseed oil.  But Scientists tout the tendency to interfere in estrogenic activity as one of the potential disadvantages of grapeseed oil. It is normally recommended that expecting mothers should always consult their doctor before consuming grapeseed oil. People who are on cancer medication should avoid grapeseed oil because reserveratrol may interfere with  estrogens in the body.

Another bunch of disadvantages of grapeseed oil stems from its interference with blood thinning medicines. The reseveratrol aids in blood thinning, but the people who are already on blood thinning medications should avoid using grapeseed oil because it may increase the intensity of regular complications such as headaches, anxiety and diarrhea.

Actually very few side effects of grapeseed oil were reported, and to know more about the enhanced benefits of using grapeseed seed oil, please visit: ifood.tv.


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