Antioxidant properties of pine nut products

“Oxidative stress” is a term that you may have come across repeatedly both in medical articles and in advertising of cosmetics or dietary supplements. But what is this process and why is it harmful? Is it possible to stop him? Let’s find out in this article.

What is oxidative stress

Oxidative stress is the process of damage and death of cells in the human body due to oxidation. Damage is caused by special molecules called free radicals. They are produced in the body every day as a result of completely natural processes, and in normal quantities not only do not cause harm, but can also be beneficial. Some studies show that in normal amounts, free radicals have a hormesis effect. With this effect, small doses of stress factors stimulate the body and are beneficial for humans. [1]

free radicals

However, when free radicals accumulate, they cause irreparable harm to the body. They lead to serious diseases, such as osteoporosis [2], Alzheimer’s disease [3], and many others, including oncology. Free radicals also lead to early skin aging.

Antioxidant benefits of pine nut products

So, oxidative stress occurs precisely due to excess free radicals. When a large number of free radicals appear in the body, the redox balance is disrupted, and free radicals begin to “attack” the body’s tissues. This is what provokes all the negative effects of oxidative stress. The accumulation of free radicals is a consequence of a lack of antioxidants that counteract them.

Science knows dozens of antioxidant substances with proven effectiveness against free radicals. Pine nut products are a source of many of these nutrients. Among them:

  • Antioxidant vitamins A and E. Pine nut oil enriched with pine resin also contains the third important antioxidant vitamin, C.
  • Selenium. This mineral has been proven to slow down the aging process and to reduce the risks of many diseases.[4]
  • Polyphenols. These biological compounds are effective as antioxidants both when taken internally and as components of cosmetics [5], so pine nut products can be used externally for skin care. By the way, the concentration of polyphenols is also very high in sea buckthorn [6]. Pine nut oil enriched with sea buckthorn is an excellent remedy for anti-age therapy.

Use pine nut products externally and internally to prevent the accumulation of free radicals in the body. This way you not only prevent the development of many serious diseases, but also preserve your beauty and youth for a long time.


[1] Bondy SC. The Hormesis Concept: Strengths and Shortcomings.

[2] Kimball JS, Johnson JP, Carlson DA. Oxidative Stress and Osteoporosis.

[3] Bai R, Guo J, et al. Oxidative stress: The core pathogenesis and mechanism of Alzheimer’s disease.

[4] Bjørklund G, Shanaida M, et al. Selenium: An Antioxidant with a Critical Role in Anti-Aging.

[5] de Lima Cherubim DJ, Buzanello Martins CV, et al. Polyphenols as natural antioxidants in cosmetics applications.

[6] Ji M, Gong X, Li X, Wang C, Li M. Advanced Research on the Antioxidant Activity and Mechanism of Polyphenols from Hippophae Species-A Review.

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