Endorsed as one of the most nutritious and vitamin-rich foods in the world. The sea buckthorn is a tiny tart yellow-orange berry that are high in B-complex vitamins as well as A, C, E and K. Considered “nature’s multivitamin” this little berry packs 12 times the amount of vitamin C as an orange. They’re also full of heart-healthy, cancer-fighting flavonoids and carotenoids, is a natural source of Omegas 3, 6, 7, 9 along with high amounts of protein, antioxidants, fibre, minerals and vitamins (at least 190 bioactive compounds).
One of the multitude of benefits for the sea buckthorn is an unusual concentration of the essential omega-7 fatty acid. Sea buckthorn is the richest plant source of the rare EFA Omega-7 in the world. Omega-7 helps the body maintain itself, including counteracting weight gain and keeping skin healthy and wrinkle free.
The health benefits of sea buckthorn berries are widely documented and has shown pharmacological effects on the lungs, the stomach, the spleen, and blood circulation. The berries have been used both internally and externally since ancient times and have been used as a drug by Tibetan and Mongolian medicine.
The following characteristics have been observed in studies involving humans, animals, and/or cultured cells when treated with the fruit, the oil, or other forms of extract:
• Contains over 190 different nutrients, and more than 60 antioxidants & lowering of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides
• Extremely high content of vitamin C
• Used as medicine because of its impressive vitamin content A, B1, B2, B12, C, D, E and K
• Contains omega fatty acids 3, 6, 7 and 9
• Beneficial for vegetarians because it contains vitamin B12 that normally only appears in meat
• Enhances eye health increasing tear secretion in patients with dry eyes & delaying cataract progression
• Heals UV damage, burns, cuts and wounds with a reduction in skin sunburn
• Supports healthy digestion, the cardiovascular system and liver protective effects
• Anti-inflammatory components which improve the healing processes, anti-cancer activity observed in cultured cells and anti-diabetic effects seen in glucose and insulin responses
• Contains zinc, potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium
In modern traditional medicine, the sea buckthorn is used for treating many ailments.. The sea buckthorn berries are used for preventing infections, improving sight, and slowing the aging process.