Cranberol CSO (Cranberry Seed Oil) is US Nutra's new proprietary supercritical CO2 extracted ingredient containing 70-80 per cent plant derived Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in an optimal 1:1 ratio.
Cranberol CSO contains unprecedented levels of natural tocopherols, phytosterols and the highest concentration of tocotrienols among the botanical oils, the company claimed.
According to US Nutra, the new ingredient has diverse applications for skincare, dietary supplement and functional food formulators.
Cranberol EDB (Emollient Dry Base) is a water miscible powder containing nearly 50 per cent cranberry seed oil.
The company asserted that the new cosmeceutical ingredient is a cost-efficient way to incorporate the desirable functionality and characteristics of cranberry seed oil into cosmetic, skin and hair care formulations.
Just five per cent Cranberol EDB will contribute 2-3 per cent cranberry seed oil to creams, lotions and similar skincare and cosmetic formulas, the company claimed.
US Nutra said that both Cranberol CSO and Cranberol EDB were suitable for topical skincare, hair and cosmetic applications, and that they deliver excellent emollient, moisturising and derma-protective properties.
Both of these new US Nutra cranberry seed oil ingredients are extracted from North American food grade cranberry seeds, and have only a slight, pleasant cranberry aroma.
US Nutra utilises its proprietary supercritical fluid CO2 technology to fully extract all of the beneficial constituents found within the cranberry seed, including a higher concentration of beneficial phyto-nutrients than obtainable with cold pressed oils.
This novel extraction technology utilises environmentally friendly carbon dioxide as a solvent, thereby producing ingredients with maximum nutritional constituents, heightened shelf-stability and is 100 per cent free from any solvent residues.