Sciadonics, Inc. Launches DELTA-5™ Oil by SciaEssentials™

WAYZATA, Minn., April 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Launched in March 2018, DELTA-5 by SciaEssentials is a cutting-edge topical oil containing sciadonic acid, a type of fatty acid that has demonstrated positive results in the reduction of skin inflammation, wrinkling and redness, and with results showing potent and rapid de-aging of the skin. A naturally occurring molecule found in conifer seeds, DELTA-5 sciadonic acid has effective anti-inflammatory properties that help control inflammation.

The effects of sciadonic acid on skin inflammation were discovered by Dr. Alvin Berger, Ph.D. and CEO of Sciadonics and SciaEssentials. He is an esteemed lipid nutrition expert with more than thirty years of experience studying special fatty acids; he is also the world expert on DELTA-5 sciadonic acid. Dr. Berger’s global research in inflammation led him to discover and patent ancient sources and mixtures of very particular conifer seed oil extracts to help combat the chronic inflammation epidemic. These seeds and their oils, considered ancient wisdom, date back to the diets of indigenous populations (and even the diets of dinosaurs), which are no longer typical in Western diets nor used topically as salves in Western society.

“After three decades of dedicated research and development of this distinctive fatty acid, we are excited to launch DELTA-5 by SciaEssentials for people suffering from dry, flaky, and inflamed skin,” said Dr. Alvin Berger, Ph. D, CEO of Sciadonics, Inc. “Sciadonic acid has the potential to aid many people who suffer from inflammation through topical application (and in the future, via oral application), offering a natural form of a relief that used to be prominent in the original human diet.”

DELTA-5 has a variety of benefits including reduction of scaling and redness, softening of wrinkle lines, diminution of abrasions, and relief from burns and sunburns. Formulated without parabens, petrolatum, sulfates or synthetic fragrance, DELTA-5 is a natural vegan oil that has demonstrated an acute beneficial effect on both normal and irritated skin. It can also be used in conjunction with other skincare products, having additive and synergistic benefits that are expected based on its unique mechanism of action.

The oils in DELTA-5 are derived from very specific conifer seeds that are processed to provide the highest level of DELTA-5 sciadonic acid commercially available, which is then produced into a high-grade, stable cosmetic oil. Unlike many other cosmetic facial and skin oils, DELTA-5 has a bioactive mechanism involving more than just skin barrier protection. DELTA-5 sciadonic acid has been studied by Dr. Berger and colleagues in over 22 studies on inflammation showing diverse anti-inflammatory benefits.

A few facts about DELTA-5:

  • Can be used on affected areas of dry, itchy, irritated, or wrinkled skin
  • Provides maintenance for non-affected and mildly-affected areas of skin
  • Contains anti-pollution, anti-wrinkle, and anti-inflammation benefits
  • 100 percent natural
  • Organic
  • GMO-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Solvent free
  • Sustainably sourced

DELTA-5 is available for purchase in the continental United States for $40 and can also be purchased internationally. For more information about DELTA-5 and SciaEssentials, and to purchase the product, visit

About Sciadonics, Inc.

Sciadonics, Inc. was established in 2016 to commercialize sciadonic acid (SCI) and related fatty acids to combat the chronic inflammation epidemic. SciaEssentials LLC is the consumer arm of Sciadonics, Inc., established in 2018. The anti-inflammatory DELTA-5 fatty acids have been lost to industrialization but are used in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and indigenous populations and can be combined with other functional ingredients. The company’s product offerings represent an innovative technology and a game-changer in the anti-inflammatory oil space to combat acute and chronic inflammation. The first product from SciaEssentials™ is DELTA-5™ sciadonic acid that helps combat inflammation of the skin.

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