What is Squalene?
Squalene is a unique oil that naturally occurs in skin and helps to stabilize the structure of skin. This unique fatty substance is structured as an isoprenoid, which is a fat-soluble antioxidant with a unique ability to anchor itself to cell membranes. Vitamin E, tocotrienols, Q10, mangosteen, and beta carotene are other examples of nutrients with primary isoprenoid structure. Many fruits and vegetables have small amounts of isoprenoids.
Squalane is a nutritional compound found mostly in Olive Oil and shark oil, and to a lesser extent in wheat germ and rice bran. It can be consumed at high levels through the diet alone if consideration is paid, although supplementation can also help.
It helps protect the body against cancer and the effects of aging, and is generally well tolerated and safe.