Pinolenic Acid

pine nuts.
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Pinolenic acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid, 5Z,​9Z,​12Z-​octadecatrienoic acid which is obtained from pine nut oil, derived from Korean (Pinus orientalis) and Siberian pine nuts and other species of pine – the Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster). Pine nut oil is very rich in long-chain fatty acids, particularly pinolenic acid and is claimed to have lipid lowering benefits.

Pinolenic acid is commercially available as PinnoThin ® from Stepan Lipid Nutrition (Maywood, N.J., is claimed to act as a weight management ingredient because it generates feelings of being full – a satiety effect. Clinical trials demonstrate suppression of appetite and promote feelings of fullness.

An in-house study showed that within one hour of taking a dose of PinnoThin, the release of the satiety hormones cholecystokinin and glucagon-like peptide 1 significantly increased in the blood of the test subjects compared to those taking a placebo.

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