One of the main active compounds in black seed oil which is responsible for its reported benefits is Thymoquinone. In regular black seed oil it is often only present at levels of around 1%. However, we have been able to source a Nigella Sativa powdered extract which has a whopping 5% or 10% Thymoquinone! Not only is this black seed oil powder very high in Thymoquinone, the fact that it is a powder makes it a lot easier to use. Oils are oftentimes messy to handle, however, powders can be far more easily contained and used in a variety of ways in which the oil cannot. For example, if you make your own powder blends with other ingredients, especially if you are making your own capsules then using the black seed oil powder is ideal.
The black seed oil powder is especially useful if you are trying to target a specific amount of Thymoquinone. With black seed oil, the maximum concentration of Thymoquinone as mentioned earlier, is often times at around 1%. That means a common dose for black seed oil is around 500 mg to 1,000 mg which yields 5-10 mg of Thymoquinone. With this Nigella Sativa powdered extract, 500 mg of the powder would contain a very large amount of Thymoquinone: 25mg for the 5% Thymoquinone extract and 50mg for the 10% Thymoquinone extract. This means we can dose the powder much lower in comparison to black seed oil. A dosage that is equal to 10mg of Thymoquinone would only be 200mg of the Nigella Sativa Extract powder with 5% Thymoquinone. In the case of Nigella Sativa Extract Powder with 10% Thymoquinone, 100mg would yield 10mg of Thymoquinone.
The powdered Nigella Sativa Extract should also be slightly more stable than the Black Seed Oil during long term storage. So, if you are looking to enjoy the benefits of black seed oil, look no further than Nootropic Depot’s Nigella Sativa powder with 5% Thymoquinone.