What is black cumin?

Black cumin, also known as Nigella sativa, belongs to the buttercup family and is predominantly native to Southwest Asia, the Mediterranean region, and Africa.

Characteristic of this plant are its small, black, kidney-shaped seeds, which possess both aromatic and health-promoting properties. In various traditional medical systems, including Persian, Ayurvedic, and Egyptian medicine, black cumin has been used for thousands of years.

Black cumin oil, extracted from the seeds, is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, and also contains thymoquinone, a substance known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Folk medicine uses the oil to strengthen the immune system, alleviate digestive problems, and treat various skin conditions such as acne and eczema.

Current scientific research supports many of these traditional uses. Studies have shown that black cumin can have positive effects on the immune system, skin health, cardiovascular system, and blood sugar regulation. Additionally, it is used for its antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties to alleviate allergy symptoms. In its role as an adaptogen, black cumin is highly valued for helping the body and mind better adapt to stressful situations.

All these properties make black cumin an important element in daily health care and an essential component for the natural promotion of well-being.


Active ingredients from medicinal plants have very low water solubility. Such substances can be absorbed extremely poorly by our body into the systemic bloodstream. Therefore, very high doses of extracts from medicinal plants are often used in clinical studies in order to achieve therapeutic effects. In addition, the extracts are usually in a form enriched with active ingredients, or directly isolated active ingredients are used in high doses. Simple dietary supplements normally have too low a concentration of active ingredients to achieve any significant physiological effect. Why is this so? It is not uncommon for the active ingredients contained in medicinal plants to be subject to numerous “absorption barriers”, as a result of which 95–99 percent of the active substances taken perorally cannot reach the systemic bloodstream. Highly fat-soluble active ingredients distribute very poorly on the absorptive surface of the small intestine, which greatly reduces the likelihood of their absorption. Another factor contributing to the low uptake of such compounds is the “first-pass effect” of the liver. Enzymes are secreted in the liver that recognize and break down such fat-soluble compounds. This is a protective function of our body to keep potentially dangerous substances from entering the systemic bloodstream. In addition, many active ingredients are very unstable in the acidic environment of the stomach and are already eliminated during stomach passage. The percentage of an active ingredient that can be absorbed into the systemic bloodstream in its unchanged, biologically active form is referred to as being “bioavailable”. The bioavailability of curcumin, for example, is only about 0.5 percent, which means that correspondingly high doses must be taken for a therapeutic effect.

For this reason, CannSol goes the “water-soluble route”! We enclose high-quality plant extracts in water-soluble transporters. In this form, the active ingredients contained in the extract can be quickly and efficiently absorbed by the body. We achieve this without the use of piperine, synthetic additives or other questionable absorption enhancers. Our water-soluble transporter system releases 95–99 percent of the ingested active ingredients into the systemic bloodstream of the body, where they can act unhindered. This system also enables the intake of even very small doses to be completely sufficient, which does not unnecessarily burden the body with constant degradation processes.

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Black cumin, vitamin D3 and K2 is the perfect combination!

Why vitamin D3 and K2?

Black cumin is known for its anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. It contributes to overall health and can be particularly effective in alleviating allergy symptoms and promoting skin health.

Vitamin D3 plays a central role in bone health and immune function. It supports the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, essential minerals for bone strength. Additionally, vitamin D3 enhances immune defense and can reduce the risk of autoimmune diseases and infections.

Vitamin K2 works closely with vitamin D3 to support bone and heart health. It promotes the deposition of calcium from the blood into the bones, thus helping to reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis and heart disease.

The combination of these three components forms a powerful trio: while black cumin strengthens the immune system and has anti-inflammatory effects, vitamins D3 and K2 support bone and heart health. This combination thus offers a comprehensive approach to promoting overall health and well-being. Vitamins D3 and K2 maximize the benefits of black cumin by providing additional protective mechanisms for the immune system and cardiovascular health.

Together, these key components can help strengthen the immune system, promote bone and heart health, and improve overall well-being.