A Brief Primer on Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil
Omega-7 fatty acids
All of our sea buckthorn products are also fully certified USDA organic, the most trusted organic certification in North America.
What is the rare Omega-7
Omega-7, also known as Palmitoleic acid, is a monounsaturated fatty acid found in some animal, vegetable, and marine oils. It is a rather rare omega fatty acid that only recently has gained global exposure for its benefits and unique qualities. Omega-7 is present in all body tissues and more particularly in skin and fat tissue. Sea buckthorn berries offer the most potent botanical source of Omega-7 currently known and are garnering wide-spread attention as a “Miracle Berry” with many health advantages.
Omega 7 fatty acid (also called “Palmitoleic Acid” in most scientific and clinical publications) can be found in animal and plant sources, including macadamia nuts, cold-water fish and sea buckthorn berries. Sea buckthorn contains a much higher concentration of this valuable fatty acid, up to 40% as compared to 17% in macadamia nuts. While this omega has numerous skin and health benefits, it is also known for its ability to support a healthy weight, cardiovascular health, and gastro-intestinal health.*
Omega-7 Is Special: Omega-7 fatty acid promotes healthy and moisturized skin, hair, and nails at a cellular level. Our tissue actually contains Omega-7 and its restoration, whether topical or internally, nourishes and balances these tissues for a youthful and shiny glow.
Omega 7 provides key building blocks for skin, hair and nails. It helps combat wrinkles, dryness, loss of skin elasticity, and other symptoms of malnourished or aging skin. It also helps skin function properly by supporting numerous skin functions, including:
- Boosting collagen production
- Protecting against oxidative damage
- Restoring youthful resilience and plumpness to aging skin cells
- Rejuvenating skin cell membranes
- Enhancing the skin’s ability to retain moisture
- Repairing sun-damaged skin
- Protecting against sun damage, toxins and environmental stress
Our Sea buckthorn products that contain omega 7 include the berry oil , the capsules, the juice and the facial cream products and omega 7 is also normally clearly identified by the manufacturer in their ingredient list under for each product.
For many hundreds of years, inhabitants of the Sea Buckthorn’s native habitat have used oil squeezed from its berries to revitalize their skin and even to help wounds heal. Today, people all over the world can buy Sea Buckthorn berry oil and find out just how effective it is. All-natural, perfectly safe, and providing a multitude of additional health benefits, this oil more than lives up to the current popularity that it enjoys.
When studying the benefits of berry oil and looking to purchase it, be careful not to confuse it with Sea Buckthorn seed oil, which contains different nutrients and provides different benefits to the body.
Sea Buckthorn berry oil contains a wealth of the nutrients, proteins, and essential fatty acids that make skin healthy and strong. When applied directly to the skin, the oil prevents the development of wrinkles and has an anti-aging effect on its appearance. Best of all, when the oil is absorbed into the skin it does not cause drying like many moisturizing products and lotions do. It also partially shields the skin’s surface from the sun’s UV rays, acting as a low-level sunblock. Be careful when applying berry oil to the skin, though—its high concentration of carotenoids can discolor the skin with a light orange tint if it is used heavily.
Acne and skin diseases are notoriously difficult to treat, and many frustrated people resort to simply concealing unsightly blemishes with excessive makeup or other quick fixes. These techniques lead to even more problems later on, however, and do nothing to help the situation. Sea Buckthorn berry oil carries anti-inflammatory agents that reduce disease, plus large quantities of skin-nourishing vitamins that promote good health.
One of the most fascinating abilities of Sea Buckthorn berry oil is its power to accelerate wound repair. All kinds of skin damage, from cuts to burns to radiation burns, heal more quickly when treated with the oil, and many clinics have begun using it as a regular treatment because of its reliability and safety. Because the oil is so full of concentrated vitamins that enhance skin growth, it provides a perfect environment for scars and burns to get back to normal as fast as possible.
Rumors are flying thick and fast about the ability of Sea Buckthorn berry oil to prevent weight gain. In studying the many known benefits of using the oil, researchers discovered that mice who were given berry oil gained no weight at all, even when they were fed a high-fat diet. Now, the pressure is on for scientists to continue their research, determining whether the essential fatty acids in the oil are capable of programming the brain to discard unnecessary fat rather than store it. On Dr. Oz’s June 2011 sea buckthorn segment, he recommended the berry for managing weight and dieting.