What is Diacylglycerol?

Diacylglycerol is formed by ester linkages between two fatty acid chains covalently bonded to glycerol molecules. it divided into two isomers: 1,2-diacylglycerol and 1,3-diacylglycerol.

1,2-diacylglycerol molecular structure
1,2-diacylglycerol molecular structure
1,3-diacylglycerol structure
1,3-diacylglycerol structure

Diacylglycerol is a trace ingredient of natural plant oils and an endogenous intermediate of body fat metabolism, and it is recognized as a safe (GRAS) food ingredient. In recent years, dietary diacylglycerol has been widely concerned with the effect of reducing visceral fat, inhibiting weight gain, and reducing blood fat.

Product name Bulk Diacylglycerol oil 80%
English synonyms DAG; 1,3-DAG; diglyceride; diglycerides, diacylglycerol, DG, Enova oil
Botanical source Olive oil, flaxseed oil
Specification 40%, 80% min
Standard Enterprise standard
Appearance golden yellow
Benefits Reduce visceral fat, control body weight, lower blood glucose, lower uric acid, and regulate blood glucose
Applications Cooking oil, margarine, baked food, food additives, supplements
Dosage vary upon different applications
Package 1kg/bottle, 25kg/drum

Diacylglycerol food sources

Diacylglycerol is a natural component of edible vegetable oils. Its content in edible oils generally does not exceed 2%, such as about 2% in olive oil, about 1% in soybean oil, and about 0.8% in rapeseed oil. Scientific research has found that diacylglycerol content of over  27.3% has a significantly better effect on blood pressure, body fat, and etc.

Diacylglycerol oil food sources
Diacylglycerol oil food sources

Diacylglycerol VS Triacylglycerol

Triacylglycerol is a glyceride formed by esterification of three hydroxyl groups of glycerol with three fatty acid molecules.  Plant triacylglycerol is primarily oil; animal triacylglycerol is primarily fat.  Solid and liquid triacylglycerols are referred to as oils collectively.

Diacylglycerols are structural lipids in which a hydroxyl group in triglycerides replaces a fatty acid.

Traditional Cooking Oil content radio

Traditional Cooking Oil content radio

The vegetable oil we usually stir-fry is triglycerides. Whether it is high-end olive oil, linseed oil, or cheap peanut oil, the main ingredients of rapeseed oil are triglycerides, and the main ingredients of animal oil and fat are triglycerides. When we eat too much oil, exercise too little, also have no time to digest, the food will be converted to fat (triglycerides) and stored in the body.

Triglycerides stored in the intestines have fat. The belly is getting bigger and bigger, and more fat is around the waist. Excessive precipitation of triglyceride in the liver can cause fatty liver. It is terrible that excessive intake of triglycerides caused diabetes, stroke, high uric acid, four high diseases. However, diacylglycerol has no such side effects.

Diacylglycerol oil safety status

  • In Australia and New Zealand, diacylglycerol is used as a food additive.
  • In Japan, it was approved on 20 May 1998 by the Ministry of Health and Welfare for food products such as cooking oil, margarine, and some baked foods.
  • In the USA in 2000, diacylglycerol was considered a GRAS substance.
  • The European Union considers diacylglycerol a new type of food.
  • China also approved diacylglycerol as a new resource food in document 18 of 2009.

How does diacylglycerol work?

In 1993 K.Hara first found the diet as reducing serum triglycerides in experimental rats.

TAG in the gut, terminal fatty acids due to lipase are lyzed to 2-mono glycerol (MG) with free fatty acids (FA). FA and 2-MG were again rapidly synthesized into TG(neutral fat) in small intestinal epithelial cells, an  d that neutral fat that not use as energy accumulates as body fat. However, most DAG broke down into 1-MG and fatty acids that can no longer synthesize fat. Moreover, they eventually decomposed into water and carbon dioxide release through the β-oxidation pathway.

Thus DAG improves lipid decomposition and energy utilization in the small intestine. At the same time, it is difficult to increase the neutral blood fat after eating DAG so that if continuous consumption of DAG can reduce body fat accumulation.

Diacylglycerol specifications and standards

Flaxseed DAG cooking oil 40%,80%

Flaxseed diacylglycerol is a portion of good food that for healthy; the reason is that flaxseed diacylglycerol is high in unsaturated fatty acids, almost the highest content of unsaturated fatty acids in the whole plant. Therefore, the nutritional value is also the highest; flaxseed diacylglycerol is a trace component in natural plant fat and is also a product in fat metabolism, as safe food.

Flaxseed diacylglycerol oil’s primary effect is to reduce the thin, fat body and prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. There are many ways to eat flaxseed diacylglycerol, which can use in stir-fries, salads, soup.

In the choice of flaxseed diacylglycerol, be sure to choose the one with high diacylglycerol content; usually, the higher the content means, the better the health benefits.

Olive DAG cooking oil 40%, 80%

Olive diacylglycerol is a process in which part of the triglyceride enzyme in olive oil is converted into olive diacylglycerol by biological enzyme processing. Diacylglycerol can produce beneficial effects on human health. It is a trace component of natural vegetable oil and the endogenous intermediate product of fat metabolism in the body.

It is recognized as a safe (GRAS) food ingredient. Diacylglycerol content of 40% and 80%, we can buy according to their actual situation, 40% of diacylglycerol is suitable for daily family cooking; 80% diacylglycerol is ideal for people with chronic diseases and obesity.

Diacylglycerol Benefits

Control body weight, Reduce visceral fat

Studies have found that diacylglycerol can enhance the oxidation of fatty acids in the liver and reduce the synthesis of fatty acids. Diacylglycerol intake has a specific effect on lipase activity in the body. Replacing TAG with diacylglycerol can increase fat oxidation and reduce fat accumulation in the liver.

Diacylglycerol inhibits fat accumulation by accelerating the rate of fatty acid β -oxidation. The β -oxidation process, which oxidizes fatty acids to form carbon dioxide and water and eventually forms energy, is not involved in the resynthesis of triglycerides. Compared with healthy people, the effect of diacylglycerol on increasing energy expenditure and fat oxidation is more significant in overweight people.

Animal and human experiments have shown that long-term intake of diacylglycerol can control weight gain and reduce visceral fat content and other physiological effects.

Animal studies have shown that diacylglycerol reduces fat accumulation by enhancing intestinal β -oxidation-related enzymes and up-regulating the expression of genes related to lipid metabolism.

In clinical trials, daily diacylglycerol intake in healthy people and obese patients significantly reduced weight and body fat after four to six months.

Fall hematic fat

Scientific studies have found that postprandial hyperlipidemia is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

The human body, after the intake of oil, is mainly digested in the small intestine. The digestive products of traditional edible oils rapidly resynthesize fat particles in the small intestine and release them into the blood circulation, causing elevated blood lipid levels.

Because the molecular structure of diacylglycerol is slightly different from that of conventional oil (triglyceride), the digestive products of diacylglycerol are challenging to synthesize fat molecules in small intestinal epithelial cells quickly. Instead, they are oxidized to provide energy.

Therefore, intake of diacylglycerol can significantly reduce both postprandial and fasting lipid levels.

Elevated triglycerides and decreased HDL are independent risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD). Comparing the changes of diacylglycerol and triglyceride on blood lipid found that diacylglycerol can significantly reduce lipoprotein、triglyceride level to have good prevention and treatment of coronary heart disease.

Reduce uric acid and adjust blood sugar

Many domestic and foreign scientific literature shows that long-term taking of diacylglycerol can improve and regulate various chronic diseases, such as high uric acid, high blood lipid, weight loss. Diacylglycerol has a significant effect on burning visceral fat, so eating diacylglycerol can reduce kidney fat and dredge the passage of uric acid discharge to achieve the effect of lowering uric acid.

The clinical trial involved people with diabetes taking diacylglycerol at 25 g/d. After four months, the people with diabetes who received diacylglycerol had significantly lower body weight, BMI, waist circumference, insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR), serum insulin and leptin levels, and better glycemic control.

Diacylglycerol Side Effects

Diacylglycerol is a fat that does not have any significant side effects. In some cases, it may cause digestive problems and headaches but in general, the digestion of DAG is similar to regular oils which are generally well tolerated by most people. Diacylglycerol may cause gastrointestinal discomfort for a few, but not worse than cooking oil.

Diacylglycerol Dosage

The daily recommended amount of diacylglycerol is 25ml for consumption and 5ml for drinking.

In China, the announcement is less than or equal to 30g per day.

In other countries, to lose weight and reduce body fat, consume 10 to 45 grams of diacylglycerol in the diet instead of other fats, usually 8 to 9 grams each time, 2 to 5 times a day.

Where to buy bulk diacylglycerol oil?

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