Argan Oil Research
Below we have listed scientific studies, articles and papers which have been released outlining the miraculous properties of Pure Argan Oil.
Newspaper and Research Abstracts
Looking good, feeling good BEAUTY
Argan oil, which has incredible moisturising and skin nourishing qualities, has been used topically by north African women for centuries to counteract the effects of the desert sun and wind on skin and hair. Now, thanks to its healing and anti-ageing effect, it is attracting the attention of western consumers, particularly those who prefer their beauty ingredients to be sourced directly from nature.
- (Extract) WHEELER, K., 2005. Looking good, feeling good BEAUTY: Not only is argan oil a skincare essential, says Karen Wheeler, it is ethical too: [LONDON 1ST EDITION]. Financial Times, , pp. 4-4.
“Physicochemical and nutritional study of argan oil (Argania spinosa L.) in south-western Algeria”
Our study aimed to introduce Saharan in Algeria and to understand physiochemical and nutritional properties of its oil. Chemical composition of A. spinosa (L.) oil revealed several components such as essential fatty acids, vitamin E and polyphenols. Owing to its high-monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E contents, argan oil stands out as a vegetable oil having excellent benefits for human health.
- (Extract) Belarbi-Benmahdi, M., Khaldi, D., Beghdad, C., Gouzi, H., Bendimerad, N. & Hammouti, B. 2009, “Physicochemical and nutritional study of argan oil (Argania spinosa L.) in south-western Algeria”, Pigment & Resin Technology,vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 96-96-99.
“Cancer Prevention; Argan oil has a unique chemical profile that should have anticancer activity”
“The squalene content of the argan oils was very similar with a mean of 313+/-4 mg/100 g, which is lower than that of the olive oil (499 mg/100 g) but significantly higher than in the sunflower oil (6 mg/100 g). In contrast to olive and sunflower oils in which beta- sitosterol is predominant, the major sterols detected in the argan oils were schottenol (mean 147+/-10 mg/kg) and spinasterol (mean 122+/-10 mg/kg).
“The only phenolic compounds other than the tocopherol vitamers that could be readily detected and quantitated were vanillic, syringic and ferulic (probably conjugated to glucose) acids along with tyrosol. In contrast to the extra virgin olive oil (793 mg/ kg), the concentration of total phenolic compounds is extremely low (<5.0 mg/kg),” wrote F. Khallouki and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: “Nevertheless, argan oil with its high content of the vitamer gamma-tocopherol, squalene and oleic acid is likely to enhance the cancer prevention effects of the Moroccan diet.”
-”Cancer Prevention; Argan oil has a unique chemical profile that should have anticancer activity”, 2003, Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week, , no. 15316386, pp. 10-10.
Argan oil develops market share
“Product activity is still extremely limited, but there are definite signs of rising interest in the use of argan oil, often also known as Moroccan Gold, and a move out of the cosmetics and supplements market and into the culinary oils sector,” the report notes.
Argan oil is made from nuts of the argan tree (Argania spinosa), which grows only in southwestern Morocco. Its small and specific growing area makes it one of the rarest oils in the world. Traditionally used by the indigenous Berber population in cooking and in cosmetics, the oil is increasingly of interest elsewhere owing to its potential as a cosmetic and nutritional ingredient.
New product activity in argan oil recorded by Innova Market Insights dates back a number of years, but is notable for the emergence of skin care supplements based on argan oil beginning in the mid-2000s, particularly in France. This was followed by the appearance of an increasing number of culinary oils in a variety of countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Switzerland. All of these products exhibit premium positioning and high pricing, Innova says, with some available only through specialist outlets such as natural and health food stores, specialty shops, or via mail order or the Internet.
-”Argan oil develops market share”, 2010, International News on Fats, Oils and Related Materials : INFORM, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 547-547-548.
Beauty spot; Argan oil may just solve all your problems
What’s the best thing about argan oil? It’s high in essential fatty acids and vitamin E and doctors have come in and seen that it heals like nothing they’ve ever seen before. Patients are using it to heal radiation dermatitis. It’s moisturizing, anti-aging, but it’s also a magical healer.
-Beauty spot; Argan oil may just solve all your problems 2011, , Canada, Don Mills, Ont.
Argan oil new weapon in care
Argan (oil) doesn’t sit on top of your hair and make it look healthy – it seeps in and treats hair at the same time,” said Steven Turpin, a product specialist for the line. He says the almost weightless oil helps to hydrate hair in a variety of conditions, whether it’s in the desert-like heat, the dry winter air, or a as a result of heat styling tools.
-Wexler, S. 2011, Argan oil new weapon in care, Canada, Montreal, Que.
Argan Oil Research Papers
- “Poster Presentations Part II (pp. 252-266)”, 2009, Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, vol. 55, no. 02506807, pp. 252-252-266.
- “Poster Presentations Part II (pp. 431-528)”, 2009, Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, vol. 55, no. 02506807, pp. 431-431-528.
- “Contents Vol. 49, 2005″, 2005, Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 423-423-424.
- “Subject Index Vol. 49, 2005″, 2005, Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 421-421-422.
- “Rumblings from the World of Food”, 2003, Gastronomica, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1-1-7.
- Alvarez, d.S., Bueno, R., Pérez-Guerrero, C. & Herrera, M.D. 2007, “Effect of L-Carnitine and Propionyl-L-Carnitine on Endothelial Function of Small Mesenteric Arteries from SHR”, Journal of vascular research, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 354-354-64.
- Amane, M., Lumaret, R., Hany, V., Ouazzani, N., Debain, C., Vivier, G. & Deguilloux, M.F. 1999, “Chloroplast-DNA variation in cultivated and wild olive (Olea europaea L.)”, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, vol. 99, no. 1-2, pp. 133-133-139.
- Astier, C., Benchad, Y.E., Moneret-Vautrin, D., Bihain, B.E. & Kanny, G. 2010, “Anaphylaxis to argan oil”,Allergy, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 662-662-663.
- Astier, C., Benchad, Y.E.A., Moneret-Vautrin, D., Bihain, B.E. & Kanny, G. 2010, “Anaphylaxis to argan oil”,Allergy, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 662-662-663.
- Belarbi-Benmahdi, M., Khaldi, D., Beghdad, C., Gouzi, H., Bendimerad, N. & Hammouti, B. 2009, “Physicochemical and nutritional study of argan oil (Argania spinosa L.) in south-western Algeria”, Pigment & Resin Technology, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 96-96-99.
- Berrougui, H., de Sotomayor, Maria Alvarez, PErez-Guerrero, C., Ettaib, A., Hmamouchi, M., Marhuenda, E. & Herrera, M.D. 2004, “Argan (Argania spinosa) oil lowers blood pressure and improves endothelial dysfunction in spontaneously hypertensive rats”, British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 92, no. 6, pp. 921-921-929.
- Berrougui, H., de Sotomayor, Maria Alvarez, Pérez-Guerrero, C., Ettaib, A., Hmamouchi, M., Marhuenda, E. & Herrera, M.D. 2004, “Argan (Argania spinosa) oil lowers blood pressure and improves endothelial dysfunction in spontaneously hypertensive rats”, The British journal of nutrition, vol. 92, no. 6, pp. 921-921-9.
- Besnard, G.G., Khadari, B.B., Baradat, P.P. & Bervillé, A.A. 2002, “Olea europaea (Oleaceae) phylogeography based on chloroplast DNA polymorphism”, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, vol. 104, no. 8, pp. 1353-1353-1361.
- Charrouf, Z. & Guillaume, D. 2010, “Should the Amazigh Diet (Regular and Moderate Argan-Oil Consumption) have a Beneficial Impact on Human Health?”, Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 473.
- Conway, G. 2009, “Presidential Address: Geographical crises of the twenty-first century”, The Geographical Journal, vol. 175, no. 00167398, pp. 221-221-228.
- Cronin, M.A., Amstrup, S.C. & Scribner, K.T. 2006, “Microsatellite DNA and mitochondrial DNA variation in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, Alaska”, Canadian journal of zoology, vol. 84, no. 5, pp. 655-655-660.
- Dawson, I.K., Lengkeek, A., Weber, J.C. & Jamnadass, R. 2009, “Managing genetic variation in tropical trees: linking knowledge with action in agroforestry ecosystems for improved conservation and enhanced livelihoods”, Biodiversity & Conservation, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 969-969-986.
- Derouiche, A., Cherki, M., Drissi, A., Bamou, Y., El Messal, M., Idrissi-Oudghiri, A., Lecerf, J.M. & Adlouni, A. 2005, “Nutritional Intervention Study with Argan Oil in Man: Effects on Lipids and Apolipoproteins”, Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 196-196-201.
- Derouiche, A., Cherki, M., Drissi, A., Bamou, Y., El Messal, M., Idrissi-Oudghiri, A., Lecerf, J.M. & Adlouni, A. 2005, “Nutritional Intervention Study with Argan Oil in Man: Effects on Lipids and Apolipoproteins”, Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 196-196-201.
- Farhoosh, R., Kenari, R.E. & Poorazrang, H. 2009, “Frying Stability of Canola Oil Blended with Palm Olein, Olive, and Corn Oils”, JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, vol. 86, no. 1, pp. 71-71-76.
- Genin, D. & Simenel, R. 2011, “Endogenous Berber Forest Management and the Functional Shaping of Rural Forests in Southern Morocco: Implications for Shared Forest Management Options”, Human Ecology, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 257-257-269.
- Hilali, M., Charrouf, Z., Soulhi, A.E.A., Hachimi, L. & Guillaume, D. 2007, “Detection of Argan Oil Adulteration Using Quantitative Campesterol GC-Analysis”, JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, vol. 84, no. 8, pp. 761-761-764.
- Islamolu, Y., Harzhauser, M., Gross, M., Jiménez-moreno, G., Coric, S., Kroh, A., Rögl, F. & van, d.M. 2010, “From Tethys to Eastern Paratethys: Oligocene depositional environments, paleoecology and paleobiogeography of the Thrace Basin (NW Turkey)”, International Journal of Earth Sciences : Geologische Rundschau, vol. 99, no. 1, pp. 183-183-200.
- Kalupahana, N.S., Claycombe, K., Newnan, S.J., Stewart, T., Siriwardhana, N., Matthan, N., Lichtenstein, A.H. & Moustaid-Moussa, N. 2010, “Eicosapentaenoic Acid Prevents and Reverses Insulin Resistance in High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Mice via Modulation of Adipose Tissue Inflammation1-3″, The Journal of nutrition, vol. 140, no. 11, pp. 1915-1915-22.
- Lesná, I.K., Suchánek, P., Stávek, P. & Poledne, R. 2010, “May Alcohol-Induced Increase of HDL Be Considered as Atheroprotective?”, Physiological Research, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 407-407-13.
- Li, Y., Guan, R., Liu, Z., Ma, Y., Wang, L., Li, L., Lin, F., Luan, W., Chen, P., Yan, Z., Guan, Y., Zhu, L., Ning, X., Smulders, M.J., M., Li, W., Piao, R., Cui, Y., Yu, Z., Guan, M., Chang, R., Hou, A., Shi, A., Zhang, B., Zhu, S. & Qiu, L. 2008, “Genetic structure and diversity of cultivated soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) landraces in China”, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, vol. 117, no. 6, pp. 857-857-71.
- Lixandru, D., Mohora, M., Coman, A., Stoian, I., Van Gils, C., Aerts, P. & Manuel-y-keenoy, B. 2010, “Diet and Paraoxonase 1 Enzymatic Activity in Diabetic Foot Patients from Romania and Belgium: Favorable Association of High Flavonoid Dietary Intake with Arylesterase Activity”, Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 294-294-301.
- LÓPEZ-FELDMAN, A., MORA, J. & TAYLOR, J.E. 2007, “Does natural resource extraction mitigate poverty and inequality? Evidence from rural Mexico and a Lacandona Rainforest Community 1″, Environment and Development Economics, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 251.
- LÓPEZ-FELDMAN, A. & WILEN, J.E. 2008, “Poverty and spatial dimensions of non-timber forest extraction”,Environment and Development Economics, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 621-621-642.
- LYBBERT, T.J., MAGNAN, N. & ABOUDRARE, A. 2010, “Household and local forest impacts of Morocco’s argan oil bonanza”, Environment and Development Economics, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 439-439-464.
- Morse, K. 2003, “Argan Oil”, Gastronomica, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 68-68-70.
- Morse, K. 2003, “Argan Oil: A Moroccan Flavor Rediscovered”, Gastronomica, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 68-68+.
- Nassar, T., Rom, A., Nyska, A. & Benita, S. 2008, “A Novel Nanocapsule Delivery System to Overcome Intestinal Degradation and Drug Transport Limited Absorption of P-glycoprotein Substrate Drugs”,Pharmaceutical research, vol. 25, no. 9, pp. 2019-2019-2029.
- Nassar, T., Rom, A., Nyska, A. & Benita, S. 2008, “A Novel Nanocapsule Delivery System to Overcome Intestinal Degradation and Drug Transport Limited Absorption of P-glycoprotein Substrate Drugs”,Pharmaceutical research, vol. 25, no. 9, pp. 2019-2019-29.
- Novikova, L.A., Faletrov, Y.V., Kovaleva, I.E., Mauersberger, S., Luzikov, V.N. & Shkumatov, V.M. 2009, “From structure and functions of steroidogenic enzymes to new technologies of gene engineering”, Biochemistry,vol. 74, no. 13, pp. 1482-1482-504.
- Pandey, S. 2010, “Psoriasis a Chronic, Non-Contagious Autoimmune Disease: a Conventional Treatment”,International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 61-61-67.
- Samane, S., Noel, J., Charrouf, Z., Amarouch, H. & Haddad, P.S. 2006, “Insulin-sensitizing and Anti-proliferative Effects of Argania spinosa Seed Extracts”, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 317-317-327.