Black Seed Oil gel capsules: Yes or No?

Properties of Black Cumin Oil

Black Seed Oil is known for its bitter taste, which is directly correlated to the Thymoquinone content in the oil. As the Thymoquinone level increases, the oil becomes more bitter, as confirmed by in-depth analyses conducted by BioNatal LLC in 2022. The strong bitterness of Black Cumin Seed Oil poses a challenge for many individuals, creating an opportunity for scammers to exploit the global market.

India stands out as the country with the largest Nigella Sativa seed harvest, producing around 7,000 tons of kalonji seeds annually as of 2020, with the numbers continuing to rise. However, the global market for Black Seed Oil remains relatively small, which led Indian providers to seek sales solutions. While offering a competitive price was their primary approach, they realized it was insufficient. Hence, in the early 2020s, they came up with the idea of creating Black Seed Oil gel capsules as an alternative solution.

By dedicating sufficient time to investigating the gel capsule market, one would discover that it is predominantly Indian Kalonji Oil that is used as the filling. Interestingly, not many people are aware that an oil with a Thymoquinone level of 0.5% is not inherently bitter, and therefore, the need for encapsulation is not necessary. However, there is more significant information to consider, and it goes beyond these initial disappointments.

As it is widely known, individuals worldwide consume 1-2 teaspoons of the most potent Ethiopian Black Seed Oil each day to support their immune system. This amounts to approximately 10ml of oil daily. On the other hand, standard capsules typically hold 1ml of liquid. It is highly unlikely that anyone would consume 10 capsules of the supplement every day. Furthermore, if we consider the weaker oil derived from Indian Nigella Sativa seeds, the number of capsules required could reach as high as 40 per day. This raises concerns about the effectiveness of obtaining sufficient daily Thymoquinone through capsule consumption alone, making it seem like a total scam.

In addition, the food-grade wax gelatin used for encapsulation is quite expensive. Moreover, the process of gel capsulation itself is a costly service. Consequently, when purchasing encapsulated Black Seed Oil, a significant portion of the expenses is allocated to the cost of gelatin and capsulation, rather than the actual Black Seed Oil.


The conclusion is straightforward: when purchasing Black Cumin Oil capsules, you are paying a significantly higher price per milliliter of oil. Moreover, you are obtaining a weaker oil that does not possess bitterness, eliminating the necessity for encapsulation. Additionally, the quantity of oil provided in these capsules is insufficient for supporting your immune system.

If you genuinely cannot tolerate the taste of Black Seed Oil, even when consuming it with a large amount of water, an alternative solution is to use whole milk. Surprisingly, one of BioNatal's customers discovered that whole milk effectively masks the taste of Black Seed Oil entirely, even when using the strongest oil derived from the exceptionally rich Ethiopian Nigella Sativa seeds. This approach has been validated by numerous followers of BioNatal.