Are Seed Oils Inflammatory? 

No, seed oils are not inflammatory — as long as they’re incorporated into your diet in a thoughtful, balanced way. The inflammatory potential of seed oils depends on their fatty acid composition. 

Oils high in omega-6 fatty acids — including corn, soybean, sunflower and safflower oils — may contribute to inflammation if consumed in excess. Achieving a balance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids is key for anyone seeking maximum benefits with minimum trouble.

For instance, pumpkin and raspberry seed oils are rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, specifically the wellness-boosting alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). These fatty acids have many potential benefits, including positive impacts to cognitive function, heart health and alleviation of body inflammation.

Note that a person’s unique health, diet and the quality of seed oils consumed all play a factor in how successfully inflammation is managed. By the way… have you read about Botanic Innovations’ gentle, sustainable NatureFRESH Cold Press™ Process?

The Science of Seed Oils and Inflammation

Inflammation can be caused by a wide variety of things. Viruses can trigger an immune response that leads to inflammation. Physical trauma or tissue damage can do the same. 

Some people have chronic illnesses or autoimmune disorders that can cause chronic (i.e. long-lasting) struggles with inflammation. For those facing chronic inflammation, finding natural products that can help is a big hill to climb when you’re already dealing with its many effects.

What are the effects of inflammation?

Inflammation causes the stimulation of nerve endings, leading to pain and discomfort. Increased blood flow leads to redness, sweating and elevated temperatures at inflammation sites. 

Long story short, inflammation is your body pressing a big red ALERT button letting you know that it’s working hard to keep you as well as possible. 

If you’re interested in finding ways to help your body stay well-equipped while doing this hard work, keep reading.

How can natural seed oils help with inflammation?

High quality natural seed oils often contain essential nutrients with anti-inflammatory properties. Using a purity-focused small-batch cold press extraction process allows for natural seed oils to be extra-virgin and nutrient dense.

Anti-inflammatory nutrients found in some natural seed oils (other than the omega-3 fatty acids we already mentioned) include polyphenols, vitamin C, phytosteroids, carotenoids and squalene. 

Botanic Innovations’ Anti-Inflammatory Seed Oils

Organic Black Cumin Seed Oil

Organic Black Cumin Seed Oil, an extra-gentle lipid, is known for its powerful antioxidant properties and ability to promote measurable antioxidant synergy in blends.

Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil

Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil contains all eight types of Vitamin E as well as naturally occurring tocotrienols, tocopherols, omega-3 essential fatty acids, lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene.

Broccoli Seed Oil

Broccoli Seed Oil is particularly high in Erucic acid, an Omega-9 fatty acid that’s found to help accelerate wound healing, making it beneficial for skin restoration — making it very effective in topical applications.

Cucumber Seed Oil

Cucumber Seed Oil is an excellent source of vitamins, phytonutrients and linoleic acid. Added bonus: it smells really nice, too.

Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot Seed Oil offers excellent benefits when applied topically thanks to carotenoids and other natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties via plant sterols and fatty acids like oleic acid.

Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil

Organic Red Raspberry Seed Oil contains polyunsaturated fats including Omega-3 fatty acids alongside carotenoids, primarily Lutein, tocopherols and tocotrienols.

Interested in blends for private labeling?

Many of Botanic Innovations seed oil blends offer anti-inflammatory benefits, but our Antioxidant Oil Blend is a particular stand out. Containing NatureFRESH™ cold-pressed black raspberry and certified organic black cumin seed oils, it’s a natural support for good health available for use in private and white label applications.

A Balanced Approach to Seed Oils

Inflammation is a problem many people face. It can be triggered by the air you breathe, the water you drink and the environment you live in.

Using organic, nutrient-dense seed oils and powder blends in your formulations is a way to both boost product effectiveness and help people face those triggers with less discomfort.

At Botanic Innovations, we’ve been cold pressing in small batches for over 20 years. We’d love to help you create the formulation you’ve been dreaming of. Let’s talk.

If you’re the type who already knows exactly what they’re looking for, you can always request a quote or sample.