Sea Buckthorn is a berry-filled bush from Europe and Central Asia that has long been used in traditional medicine to prevent aging, promote heart health, and clear up the skin.
Modern science has proven many of these benefits to be true, along with many others. The high abundance of antioxidant chemicals, vitamins, and flavonoids make sea buckthorn a great health product.
Vitamins and Minerals:
A – helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones (found in the berries)
B12 – helps with energy production and forming red blood cells (berries)
C – promotes wound healing, healthy teeth and gums (berries)
E – helps to form red blood cells (berries)
K – crucial for blood clotting to stop bleeding (berries)
Lycopene – an antioxidant chemical that protects DNA and proteins
Potassium – needed for fluid balance and muscle function
Calcium – promotes healthy bones, teeth, and keeps blood pressure constant
Magnesium – needed for making protein, immune system health
Iron – needed to carry oxygen around the body
Phosphorus – maintains body pH
Hippophaeosides (1-3) – (found in the leaves)
Hippophins (found in the seeds)
Flavonoids have a high level of free radical scavenging activity, which contributes to sea buckthorn’s protection against oxidative stress, tumor growth, ulcers, inflammation, and stress-induced conditions.
Palmitic (found in the berries)
Linoleic acid and other fatty acids found in sea buckthorn oil secrete chemicals, such as carotenoids and tocopherols, that help ease inflammation and repair tissues such as in the eye.
There are a variety of different products made from sea buckthorn that allow you to access the great health benefits.
The berries can be bought in their pure form. It can also be made into juice, which is filtered to produce oil. The berries contain many of the antioxidants of the plant and can, therefore, give the user many of the health benefits listed.
The leaves contain the important flavonoids and can be made into a tea with high concentrations of those same chemicals.
The seeds can be made into highly concentrated oil. It is put into many cosmetic products like skin cream and soap. These can help clear the skin and reduce signs of aging.
We offer you only natural Sea Buckthorn products in our store:
- Raw jam. That Sea buckthorn with sugar is a vitamin bomb that can protect and support your health in winter. In this raw jam it has the greatest amount of useful substance.
- Raw Buckthorn juice was awarded a large gold medal of "Siberian Fair" for the high quality of the product, the use of non-traditional raw materials increased biological value.
- Buckthorn syrups with hawthorn extract has a beneficial influence on the human body. It supports and strengthens the immune system to infections and colds, increases physical performance.
- Buckthorn Syrup o with infusion of rose hips has a unique structure, has a beneficial effect on the human body. Syrup supports and strengthens the immune system to infections and colds, increases physical performance. Buckthorn syrup blend with the infusion of rose hips gives the product a particularly attractive flavour and vitamin value.
What's that taken for? So, Sea Buckthorn:
- Fights Oxidative Stress
- May Protect the Stomach
- May Reduce Inflammation
- May Fight Cancer
- Protects the Liver
- May Protect Against Radiation
- May Alleviate Diabetes Symptoms
- Increases Wound Healing
- Protects the Brain
- Boosts the Immune System
- Fights Bacteria
- Helps Treat Dry Eye Issues
- Improves Heart Health
- Improves Skin Health
- Reduces Clotting
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