Sea-buckthorn berry contains over 190 nutrients and phytonutrients, including vitamin C, which is 12 times higher than that of an orange. It also contains high amounts of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein, making it a powerful superfood.
The berry has as much vitamin E as wheat germ, three times more vitamin A than carrots, and four times more superoxide dismutase (SOD), an important enzyme that helps prevent free radical damage, than ginseng. Plus, it’s the only plant source that contains omega 3, 6, 9, and 7 fatty acids. These support healthy cardiovascular function and digestive system, have a positive effect on skin and hair and are seen to promote brain and nervous system functioning.
Sea buckthorn has been found to do the following:
Improves skins appearance - Because of the anti-aging properties, sea buckthorn is widely used in various products in skincare. For direct healing it can be used on wounds, burns, cuts or any kind of skin damage to support and cool down the skin from external harm. The berry's omega-3 fatty acids combat skin inflammations by reducing levels in the body of an inflammatory substance called leukotriene B-4. Sea buckthorn berries are so rich in health-enhancing constituents that many experts consider them a nutraceutical – a food with health-protective or curative properties. Dr. Mehmet Oz, emmy-award winning TV host of The Dr. Oz Show, has termed sea buckthorn a ‘miracle berry’ and endorses sea buckthorn extracts for their moisturizing, restorative and protective effects on skin. Antioxidants, flavonoids, minerals and carotenoids in the berries prevent aging by supporting cell reproduction and maintain a good immune system.
Source of vitamin B12 - Normally appears only in meat. Aging also increases the need of vitamin B12 as the natural absorption of it decreases by 30% in aging.
Improves cardiovascular health - Anti-inflammatory components support good cardiovascular health by reducing the blood pressure and preventing atherosclerosis, meaning blood vessel thickening and blocking.
Improves join health - Anti-inflammatory components improve the body’s natural healing process and are seen to relieve joint pain.
Improves general well being - Sea-buckthorn berries are high in beta-carotene, a natural pigment and potent antioxidant. The antioxidants and flavonoids found in berries have anti-inflammatory properties; they also promote healing of connective tissue and can help prevent allergic reactions. Rich in essential vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, E, K which assist in the functioning of the brain and nervous system, enhance eye health for better vision and most importantly, benefit general well being.