I just wanted to share with you all the amazing benefits of this incredible plant since it is one of the many ingredients used in Shakeology! It turns out that Sacha Inchi, also known as the Inca peanut, is a plant that produces star-shaped green fruits which yield edible seeds.

The leaves of the plant, the seeds and their oil have been consumed for thousands of years by Indians living in the Peruvian Amazon and in surrounding areas. Because the seeds are a rich source of digestible protein (approximately 25-30%) and fat (up to 60%), they have been traditionally used to spur the growth of young children and keep senior tribe members in robust health.

There hasn’t been much modern scientific study on it, but what little has been published appears promising, especially with regard to cardiovascular health.

Here are all the benefits I found in my research on Sacha Inchi:

Heart Disease

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Studies show that an adequate dose of Omega 3 can help reduce the risk of heart disease. It helps lower the levels of bad cholesterol like LDL and triglycerides as well as increasing the levels of HDL, good cholesterol. It also reduces high blood pressure (systolic and diastolic).


Omega 3 can aid diabetics by reducing the blood sugar and triglyceride levels. A deficiency in Omega 3 in juvenile diabetes can cause the immune system to work against the body instead of for it. Studies demonstrate that tissues respond better to insulin in adult diabetics when having more Omega 3 and Omega 6 in their cell membranes

Alzheimer’s Disease

According to new clinical testing, Omega 3 fatty acid supplements can reduce the cognitive deterioration in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. Those with a genetic predisposition are more vulnerable if they lack adequate dosage of Omega 3, for its ample consumption can prevent this terrible disease.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Low levels of the essential Omega 3 fatty acid can cause hyperactivity in children. In effect, according to studies, those with low levels of Omega 3 will have a harder time learning and worse conduct than children with normal levels of Omega 3.

Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding

Omega 3 consumption during pregnancy and while breast-feeding is essential for brain and neurological development starting at the fetal stage. Omega 3 improves the postural, motor and social functions of premature babies. It also has a positive effect in the mental development of the child.


Clinical studies show that an inadequate balance between Omega 3 and Omega 6 is the determinant in developing breast cancer. Excess Omega 6 can stimulate the development of breast cancer while Omega 3 reduces it. In another aspect, other studies demonstrate that the consumption of Omega 3 fatty acids can inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.

Osteoporosis & Arthritis

Studies indicate that Omega 3 fatty acids like EPA help increase calcium levels in the body, fix calcium in the bones, and improve strength while reducing the probabilities of suffering from osteoporosis. At the same time, it reduces pain and alleviates inflammation due to arthritis.


People that don’t consume enough Omega 3 fatty acids and don’t maintain a healthy balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 in their diet increase the risk of suffering from depression. Omega 3 is an important component of the cell membranes of the nervous system. Omega 3 fatty acids help the cells communicate with one another, thus having a healthy mental state.

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