Amazoil is a powerful triple action daily supplement. It is made using a combination of functional oil extracts from cashew nut shell liquid (not the nut itself). Amazoil’s all natural, simplistic ingredients are potent and effective and include the following modes of action:
The antioxidant activity comes from the phenolic compounds derived from CNSL (Cashew Nutshell Liquid): Cardanol and Cardol (Amorati, 2001). These phenol derivatives have proved capacity of preventing the production of peroxides by inhibition of the xanthine oxidase enzyme (Trevisani, 2005). These phenolic active compounds also inhibit several types of pro-oxidant enzymes involved in the formation of ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species), and are capable of chelating divalent metal ions such as Fe2+ and Cu2+ that act as potent free radicals (Kubo, 2006; Nagabhushana, 1995).
Anacardic acid also has the ability to inhibit enzymes such as lipoxygenase or prostaglandin synthetase, both mediators in the inflammatory process (Trevisan et al., 2005).
Cashew Nut Shell Oil has an inhibitory action in assisting with the resistance of bad bacteria and helps promote good bacteria and enzymes. Ingredients of Amazoil are absorbed in the intestines and are not broken down in the acidic environment of the stomach. By improving the digestive enzymes in the intestines Amazoil promotes better nutrient absorption and overall digestive health.