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I've used black seed oil for about a year both internally and topically and recently decided to give this brand a try. This oil is different from the brand I usually buy, in color, flavor, scent, and viscosity. See my photos for side by side color comparison. I'll take each point separately:
1. Color: Maju brand is a clear golden color, no sediment that I could see. My usual brand is much darker and when getting to the end of the bottle (I usually forget to shake it before dispensing) there is a lot of sediment.
2. Flavor: Maju tastes MUCH milder than my usual brand. My usual brand is sharp and pungent to the point that I mix it with MTC oil with a squirt of liquid stevia before gulping the shot down while trying not to taste it. I don't do smoothies because I low-carb. The Maju, mixed with my MTC shot does not need any stevia, tastes quite mild, and does not, so far, give me any "black seed burps" that I usually get with the other.
3. Viscosity: Maju is a bit thinner than my usual brand. I use black seed topically on problem areas and I am used to the feel of it portioning it out and spreading it on my skin. The Maju is thinner. The same amount spreads easier and covers more area. It also soaks in quicker.
4. Scent: Used topically my old brand smelled... loudly pungent. I mixed various essential oils with it to try to tone down/cover up the scent (didn't really work, the black seed smell dominated no matter what). The Maju brand oil has milder scent that seems to blend well with essential oils. 20 minutes after application I can still smell the black seed, but it is not unpleasant.
I emailed the sellers about the differences and asked them to explain. Basically, they say the answer to all of the above is that there are regional differences in color based on different growing regions. Oils from India/Egypt seeds are darker/pungent. Oil from Turkey, lighter/less pungent. Processing also makes a difference as Maju brand is cold pressed without solvents. They also said other oils are unfiltered, however they did not say theirs WAS filtered - but it looks filtered to me. They say their method of processing results in lighter color and more active compounds. I was pleased with the quick response from the sellers.
The upshot is that I bought a second bottle and gave it to my adult daughter who is experiencing some health problems, instead of giving her the other brand. I guess that means I like this stuff better.
My only quibble so far is the shaker top on the bottle. This might be nice if I shook this drop by drop onto salads or something, but I measure it out by pouring. I had to use a knife to pry that thing out of the bottle.
If I change my mind after a few months of use, I will update this review!
Beware you cant return this. I have been using black seed oil for two years. Have tried many brands. All of them i have tried Never tasted like this. It taste like castor oil. And yes i know what that taste like. There is no regular aftertaste only a lingering Castor oil taste. Have also used on two wounds with no benefit. Also when i received this item i was well. After my large daily dose for a few days I came down with a cold. Unlike all other blackseed oil i have taken 2 large tablespoon doses daily didnt even relieve my cold. After much thought i came to realized what i was sold and what i received are two different things. This has me upset because unadulterated black seed oil is amazing for your health. But when natural companies make products they are completing with big pharma.. Maybe big pharma own this company. Buyer beware they get your money and you get a inferior product that doesnt help at all. Started a new bottle new company anf with 4 days the two wounds started to heal and my chest congestion is gone.
I don't like to leave negative feedbacks but sometimes we should. Didn't like this oil. I have been using black seed oil for many years and know which one is good. This one not strong at all. Looks like it was diluted. From that, it doesn't make sense to buy and use it...
Having gone through chemo... I am thoroughly pleased with this product for my scalp and skin. Everybody has noticed a difference and wants to know what I'm using... Thank you for making a quality product.
I love this Black seed oil. It is so smooth and mild that I don't need to add anything to it to get it down. I love the shaker top it keeps the oil from running down the bottle when pouring. Some people don't like the shaker top but its a easy fix just pop it out... I take black seed oil for inflammation because it is the only natural product that actually works at relieving my pain by 95%. Before taking black seed oil I was in terrible pain constantly. Now I only get a flair up every once in awhile and it is short lived. I have no complaints.
I have been taking this since June 11 and I am ordering more. I can definitely feel the difference in the reduction of body aches due to inflammation from hard physical work. I take this with coconut oil. Both together have made a big difference with energy and reduction in pain. I also have felt some positive sexual effects from this black seed oil which is my favorite benefit. 😈
I’ve had this product less than a week and I already see great benefits! I have intense allergies all year long and I feel this has helped me immensely in keeping my allergies at bay. Also I have major issues with digestion but a spoonful of this daily has helped me to be able to eat foods that gave me lots of trouble before.
Whenever one buys supplements or drugs, you need to do some form of research and ask questions from sources that you think you can trust . While you cannot be 100% sure of anything , one needs to do everything reasonable to reduce the risks of buying nonsense as there is a whole lot of rubbish out there being passed off as supplements.. I am in the business of Pharmacy and I know . eg --Everyone knows that you have to be extra careful when buying "made in China stuff" because of reputation. Anyway this is my second bottle of black seed oil my first was another brand but I switched to the Maju's Black Seed oil because I was more satisfied with the literature they provided with it. So impressed I was that I ordered 2 bottles. The delivery was fast and I am very impressed with the way the glass bottles were packaged and sealed. The taste is certainly not candy , it taste the way cold pressed oil like this should taste. I simply pour 10ml in a dropper and just swallow it fast and get it over with . My wife has hang-ups with taking oils and I simply tell her to swallow the darn thing and she did . My wife is no longer complaining about nerve pain in her thighs and side anymore and she likes it now. Infact she is telling me now that she has noticed that certain blemishes on her skin has began to clear up since taking the Maju Black seed oil. I store both bottles in the fridge to maintain freshness . We ( My wife and I ) take 10ml with breakfast along with her Vit D and 10 Ml just before we retire to bed along with Pharmaceutical Omega 3 fatty acids. these supplements are synthesized in the liver, so its best to take them at nights when the work load on the liver is reduced. My suggestion in taking these supplements, is that you should take it for 2 months then take a 1 month break and then continue another 2 months and so one. Any way I recommend the Maju Black Seed oil. Very good product.
I used to have a problem with sleeping, and when a friend introduced me this item I researched it right away and order it that day. taste is awful but I found out if I mixed it with juice it gets easy to swallow. the most awesome thing is that my sleep seems back to normal now, week 2 of taking it. they said you get vivid dreams, I can attest to that, my dreams has never been too vivid. I used to have problems with hair falling clogging the drain, now, I hardly see any clamps of hair. I am so happy to found this product!