Egg yolk oil is used for both medicine and food, and has a wide range of applications. It can be widely used in pharmaceutical excipients and cosmetics as a surfactant, and can also be added to feeds as a substance with rich nutritional value.
1) Pharmaceutical excipients
Because of its surface activity and oil properties, egg yolk oil is used as a surfactant or oil phase in pharmaceuticals in the form of excipients. Because it is safe and non-toxic, it can be used in infant preparations. Egg yolk lecithin can be used to make liposomes that deliver drugs directly to diseased sites. Phospholecithin enhances skin permeability and is used as a carrier for transdermal delivery in the form of microemulsions. At present, there is egg yolk lecithin for injection, which is used as an adjuvant for intravenous preparations and is an emulsifier for preparing intravenous fat emulsion.
2) Health food
Egg yolk oil is rich in nutrients such as lecithin and unsaturated fatty acids, and can be used as health care products, emulsifiers and flavors. Low-density lipoprotein is the main ingredient in egg yolk oil that plays an emulsification role and can be used as an emulsifier for food. Egg yolk oil is rich in n-3 and n-6 fatty acids, which have many physiological functions. Intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids can reduce the risk of heart disease, inhibit prostate and breast cancer, delay the decline of immune function, and promote fetal brain and visual development. Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid play important roles in reducing blood viscosity and pressure, slowing platelet aggregation, improving cardiac arrhythmias and plasma triacylglycerol levels. In addition, conjugated linoleic acid has anticancer, body fat reduction, regulation of immunoglobulin production and blood lipid lowering activities. Therefore, as an excellent health food, egg yolk oil not only plays a beneficial role in the immune system and prevention of cardiovascular diseases, but also is more suitable for nutritional supplements for pregnant women and infants.
Relevant health product patents include: black egg butter, which can be added to products that improve human liver function or anti-allergic function, and has a strengthening effect. It can also be made into healthy edible oil or prepared into capsules. Longevity egg yolk oil is composed of egg yolk oil and fortified vitamin A, E and traditional Chinese medicine extracts, which can improve antioxidant capacity, reduce MDA levels, increase SOD, and play a significant role in eliminating free radicals and peroxides in the body. Not only can it be used as a nutritional health care product, egg yolk oil for skin can use egg yolk oil as a drug for anti-aging and prevention and treatment of senile diseases. Egg yolk oil soft capsule is a kind of excellent medical and health care product, which has the functions of delaying aging, strengthening the brain, lowering blood lipids, increasing cell vitality, and promoting blood circulation.
Egg yolk oil is rich in vitamin A, vitamin D and lecithin, has emollient properties, and can be used as a cosmetic material. Studies have shown that the cholesterol content of the skin of the elderly is 12% of that of infants and young children, and increasing the cholesterol content in the skin of adults is one of the ways of anti-aging. And egg yolk oil is rich in cholesterol, glycerides and trace amounts of riboflavin, which can be widely used in anti-aging beauty cosmetics.