This blog post will look at what health effects one gets when mixing seal oil and cold-pressed olive oil. Or, in other words, say: When you mix the best from the Inuit diet with the best of the Mediterranean diet.
Olive oil is an important ingredient in the Mediterranean diet
Olive oil constitutes a very important part of the Mediterranean diet, and there is much evidence that the health-protective effect of the Mediterranean diet is largely due to the high content of olive oil.
Clinical studies on marine oils
In clinical trials on healthy people in the late 1980s, we found positive effects related to cardiovascular disease on intake of cod liver oil, but poorer effects with isolated and concentrated omega-3 fatty acids.
This was the reason for further studies on cold-pressed whale oil, refined seal oil and fish oil (cod liver oil) and later also refined whale oil.
Other components than just omega-3 in marine oils that are important to protect against cardiovascular disease
Based on these results, we already claimed in 1995 that in addition to omega-3 fatty acids there are a number of components in marine products that are important in the protection against cardiovascular disease.
This was not least based on the fact that cold-pressed whale oil, despite only half of omega-3 fatty acids compared to cod liver oil and seal oil, had much better effect than refined marine oils to reduce the production of inflammatory products in blood and that important in the development of atherosclerosis.
Antioxidants are important components in addition to omega-3
Refining leads to the removal of these important products in the oil products, which we recently confirmed indirectly by showing that whale oil extract contained very strong antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory products.
To recreate an artificial cold-pressed oil with the same characteristics as whale oil, we combined the healthy from the north with the healthy from the south by combining an oil mixture based on refined seal oil with cold-pressed olive oil, very rich in antioxidants.
Reduced development of atherosclerosis
In a human clinical study, this product gave significant reduction in marker for inflammation (micro-CRP), high cholesterol (HDL) cholesterol and reduction in another monocyte chemotactic protein-1 = MCP-1 important in the development of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis in a trial with mice, it was shown that the product reduced the development of atherosclerosis by 57 % compared to 27 % with only seal oil and 17 % for a concentrate of omega-3 fatty acids.
Feedback from people using the product provides strong indications that the product has a series of the aforementioned effects described for both seal oil and olive oil in this article.