Red raspberry seed oil is an amazing oil indeed. From outstanding anti-oxidant properties, high omega concentrations and it's ability to fight against the Sun make this powerful little berry second to none.
Not only a great snack the oil derived from the seeds of the Red Raspberry is really something special and we've listed some great benefits this mighty berry offers.
Be sure to check out our blogs on Amaranth and Pomegranate oils as well to see how they too help fight against cancer with their chemo preventative compounds.
Natural Sun Protection
Multiple studies(1) (2) (3) have found that red raspberry seed oil can shield against UVA & UVB-induced damage by scattering as well as absorption.
The SPF value was found to be 28-50 for UVB rays, and 6.75 – 7.5 for UVA rays. UVB rays are the rays that cause sunburn. UVA rays are what contribute to aging and skin cancer.
Raspberry seed oil should not replace your sunscreen so it is still best to practice safe habits and still use sunscreen over your oil.
83% Essential Fatty Acids
Red raspberry seed oil contains a high amount of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids as well as Omega 9 fatty acids. Because of the high concentration of antioxidants as well essential fatty acids (like Omega 6 & Linoleic Acid) as well as other key nutrient-rich components, red raspberry seed oil provides a number of rejuvenating benefits like improving skin health.
Red raspberry seed oil has been shown to have exceptional anti-inflammatory properties that are superior to avocado oil, grapeseed oil, hazelnut oil, and
wheat germ oil!
Raspberries contain antimicrobial compounds that are powerful enough to stop the growth of harmful bacteria such as salmonella and E.coli.
The compound Ellagic Acid, which is present in red raspberry seed oil, has been shown to reduce the destruction of collagen as well as protect against Ultraviolet damage from the sun. It may also aid in the prevention of skin cancer.
Phytosterols stimulate antioxidant activity that prevents skin damage, and encourages healthy skin growth. Phytosterols promote new collagen production. This will naturally lead to more healthy and youthful skin.
(1) Characteristics of raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) seed oil May 2000 Food Chemistry 69(2):187-193 DOI:10.1016/S0308-8146(99)00260-5
(2)Red Raspberry Extract Protects the Skin against UVB-Induced Damage with Antioxidative and Anti-inflammatory Properties 2019 Jan 6;2019:9529676. doi: 10.1155/2019/9529676.
(3)Rubus idaeus L. (red raspberry) blocks UVB-induced MMP production and promotes type I procollagen synthesis....
2018 Aug;185:241-253. doi: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2018.06.007. Epub 2018 Jun 22.