Nutrition Tips

5 Benefits Of Pine Nut Oil

Since ancient times, Siberian cedar nut oil (also known as pine nut oil) has been considered one of the most healing organic products. It is made of pine kernels, grown on cedar trees in a remote area – the Siberian taiga forest. The traditional method of production that has been taking place for centuries was described in the “Ringing Cedars of Russia” series by Vladimir Megre. To comply with traditions and achieve a high-quality product any contact with metal must be avoided. Hence, we extract the oil using wooden equipment only.

If you wonder if you should try cedar nut oil, read on. In this article, we will reveal some of the key benefits of this amazing natural treasure, that you might not have heard of.

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  1. Acts as an appetite suppressant

We all have tried to lose weight at a certain point in our lives. Oils usually increase the time of food ingestion and make us feel satiated for longer periods. Researchers have found out that pine nut oil could increase the production of satiety hormones which communicate a feeling of physical fullness (1). If you aim to lose a kilo or two, try to support your diet with a spoon of cedar oil, 30 minutes before a meal. You will be surprised by its appetite suppressive effect!

  1. Fights free radicals

Free radicals are simply single-atoms of oxygen with unpaired electrons. Even if it doesn’t sound that bad at first, we are constantly reading about the negative effects  “free radicals” or “oxidative stress” have on our bodies. But how are they actually damaging our health? These single electrons are associated with various diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s but also with ageing. The polluted air we breathe, the water we drink and the artificial substances in the food we consume are all factors that generate free radicals in the human body. Antioxidants are the substances that pair with them and clean them off. The Siberian cedar nut oil a rich source of vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant. According to scientists, the vitamin E content in pine nut oil is several times more than that in olive oil (2). 

3. Has a prebiotic effect and aids digestion

For centuries, people in Russia have been using Siberian cedar nut oil as a remedy for stomach and intestinal problems. Scientists have found that the oil has a pronounced prebiotic effect (2).

What does this mean? Prebiotics promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms such as healthy gut bacteria. If you have experienced any digestive issues, you know how uncomfortable they feel. A spoon of cedar nut oil on an empty stomach acts as a natural prebiotic, easing the digestion process and relieving symptoms of different digestive disorders.

  1. Has anti-inflammatory properties

Inflammation can occur in any system of the body, playing a significant role in the development of various diseases. According to a recent study, published in the Journal of Functional Foods, cedar nut oil has anti-inflammatory properties due to its high content of Pinolenic acid. Scientists concluded that this substance fights inflammation and provides powerful natural protection against infections.

  1. Strengthens the body’s immune power

Siberian Cedar Nut Oil is a rich natural source of various vitamins and minerals (2) that support the immune system and the overall body condition. Among the important elements that could be found in the oil are:

  • proteins
  • carbohydrates
  • saturated and unsaturated fatty acids
  • phosphatides
  • vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 (PP), E, D
  • lecithin
  • amino acids
  • minerals (2)

A spoon of cedar nut oil daily acts as a high-quality natural supplement, providing essential nutrients and supporting the normal functioning of the body. 

Please, beware! Siberian cedar nut oil is a unique and rare product. To avoid counterfeit, we have established several levels of protection. The original oil by Megre LLC could be ordered on this website and our official Amazon page only. Explore our variety of cedar nut oils and choose the one that suits your needs best.


  1. The effect of Korean pine nut oil on in vitro CCK release, on appetite sensations and on gut hormones in post-menopausal overweight women. Wilrike J Pasman*1, Jos Heimerikx2, Carina M Rubingh3, Robin van den Berg1,5, Marianne O’Shea2, Luisa Gambelli2, Henk FJ Hendriks1, Alexandra WC Einerhand2,5, Corey Scott2, Hiskias G Keizer2 and Louise I Mennen2,4,5; Lipids in Health and Disease 2008, 7:10 doi:10.1186/1476-511X-7-10