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SEA BUCKTHORN: A Berry That’s Off The Beaten Path

For centuries, Traditional Chinese Medicine has relied on sea buckthorn for its therapeutic benefits as a remedy for a range of illnesses from digestive disorders to respiratory problems.  Today, sea buckthorn’s vibrant orange berry, including the oil, is revered for its nutritional and regenerative properties and considered a Superfruit.

Sea Buckthorn’s Nutritional Components

This hardy shrub that thrives in Asia’s harshest environments produces resilient berries that offer a unique mixture of vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K. The berries also offer a wide array of the most powerful antioxidant compounds, including carotenoids (lycopene and zeaxanthin); tocopherols; sterols; and flavonols, such as quercetin and kaempferol.  The sea buckthorn berry is also one of the very few botanicals that provide a wealth of essential and non-essential fatty acids, including omega-3s, -6s, -7s, and -9s. One fatty acid, in particular, garners a lot of attention.

The elusive omega-7 (palmitoleic acid) can be found in high concentrations in sea buckthorn oil. This fatty acid plays a vital role for healthy skin by serving as a component in the skin’s protective immune barrier and helps moisturize and repair, making sea buckthorn oil a popular ingredient in many topical skin products.  With emerging science, we now know that other cells and tissues of the body, particularly,  the liver and mucus membranes that line the digestive and urogenital tracts, also have a great affinity for omega-7 fatty acids. Taken internally, pure sea buckthorn berry juice and oil has been shown to possess remarkable restorative and healing properties.

What it does

In all, more than 190 biologically active compounds have been identified in the sea buckthorn plant, so what else does this miracle berry do? Sea Buckthorn supports the following:

  • Weight control
  • Healthy skin, hair, and nails
  • Healthy vision and eyes
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory  system health
  • High antioxidant levels
  • Balanced, healthy energy
  • Immune system function
  • Healthy liver function
  • Digestive and intestinal health
  • Liver and gallbladder health
  • Healthy inflammatory processes

Want to incorporate the super berry into your beauty and health routine? Be sure to check out the Genesis Today’s Sea Buckthorn100 and GenEssentials™ Superfruit Oil  3-6-7-9 Blend.  These products will be on sale at New Dawn Natural Foods for 20% off throughout the month of October. 314-772-9110.

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