Due to obesity the epidemic, pine nut oil has become a popular subject by nutritionists and
researchers as a natural way to promote satiety and curb overeating. A compound in pine tree nuts may act as an appetite suppressant
says latest studies.
A study was done on the effect of pine nut oil on 18 over weight women. Thirty minutes after taking pine nut
oil in capsules the women reported a desire to eat less food during their next meal by up to 36 percent.)
The active ingredient in pine nut oil that curbs hunger is the fatty acid pineolenic acid. Pineolenic acid
causes the release of hormones associated with appetite suppression and satiety, cholecystokinin(CCK) and glucagonlike peptide
Pine nuts have been part of our diets since before ancient Greek and Roman times. Russian and Chinese cultures
have used pine nut oil for centuries for an effective appetite suppressant, metabolism booster, digestive aid and peptic ulcer
healer just to name a few.
Pine nut oil is rich in vitamins E, B1 B2 and B3, beta-carotene and other carotenoids, essential amino acids,
magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and iodine.
Companies are now combining the all time popular appetite suppressant, hoodia gordonii, with
pine nut oil for an even stronger effect of controlling appetite than taking the two separately. This combination has great
promise for those who need something stronger than hoodia gordonii alone. Neither hoodia gordonii or pine nut oil seem to
have any known side effects taken separately or together.
Even though pine nut oil is a bit pricey, its addition to any appetite suppressant will be worth the extra
money spent. Pine nut oil does not cause rapid heart beat as do some other weight loss products