Seagate Extra Virgin Olive Oil containing high levels of monounsaturated fat is an important part of a diet supporting the reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease and the reduction of LDL cholesterol.
Take 1 to 2 capsules/day. One softgel capsule contains 1,000 mg of olive oil, of which 800 mg is the monounsaturated fat Oleic Acid.
Additional Information about Olive Oil:
Qualified Health Claim:
In a news release dated November 1, 2004 the FDA announced the following “qualified health claim” for olive oil consumption – “Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil.” While taking more than 1 to 2 capsules/day suggested use would be beneficial, this would be true only if you were replacing an equal amount of saturated fat and not increasing the total amount of calories consumed each day. Consuming one gram (1000 mg) of any oil whether it is olive oil, or from a source of saturated animal fat, provides 10 calories. Therefore, consuming the 23 grams/day suggested by the FDA without reducing an equal amount of saturated fat (animal fat) would add 230 calories to your diet and cause you to gain weight.
Seagate employees hand-select their olives for the extra virgin oil production and olive leaves for their extract production from local olive groves. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is subjected to a minimal amount of processing. Seagate utilizes modern stainless steel hydraulic presses to produce this oil that is free of chemicals and solvents.
One 1000 mg capsule contains: 800 mg of monounsaturated fat, which is almost entirely composed of Oleic Acid; plus 5 mg natural Vitamin E added for antioxidant stability; 5 mg of Omega-3 (Linoleic Acid); and 190 mg of saturated and polyunsaturated fats that are naturally-occurring in olive oil.
Seagate Extra Virgin Olive Oil in softgel capsules is an easy way to increase the consumption of monounsaturated fatty acids without the need to taste the oil or add it to a meal.