The Great Nutrition in Sea Buckthorn

By Maureen Wurster , published Mar 9, 2015

More people every day are becoming aware of the benefits of sea buckthorn (also known as sea berry or sand thorn). By far, sea buckthorn is best known for its Omega fatty acid content. It’s sought after as the best plant-based Omega source and has many benefits that other sources just don’t have. Did you know that it’s absolutely packed with tons of other vitamins and nutrients? Here are some of the complex nutritional constituents of sea buckthorn.

Why is sea buckthorn so dense in nutrients?

The sea buckthorn plant evolved over the centuries to survive in tough climates. It’s often found along shorelines and on rocky mountainsides and can live in extreme hot and cold temperatures. It developed this dense nutritional profile in its berries, bark and leaves to keep the plant going no matter the weather.

What are some of the benefits sea buckthorn?

Many of the chemical compounds that exist naturally in sea buckthorn are known to promote therapeutic activities in the body. Some of these include antioxidant activities, cardiovascular support, healing support, anti-inflammation[1] support and the list continues.

Why Whole Food Vitamins are better for your health

Probably the best part of all is that sea buckthorn is a whole oil. Unlike vitamins that are stripped down for one single use, SBT oil still has the phytonutrients that exist naturally in the whole fruit. Isolated vitamins are often not absorbed properly because in order to process these vitamins, the body needs other micronutrients. That is why it is so important to get sea buckthorn oil that is processed using Co2 supercritical extraction. This gentle process uses the lowest temperatures available and is the best for retaining most of the original chemical content of the sea buckthorn berries or seeds. Read more about Co2 extraction here

  [1] Patel, Chirag A., Kalyani Divakar, Devdas Santani, Himanshu K. Solanki, and Jalaram H. Thakkar. "Remedial Prospective of Hippophae Rhamnoides Linn. (Sea Buckthorn)." ISRN Pharmacology. International Scholarly Research Network, n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.

Written by Maureen Wurster

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Maureen Wurster has been a voice in the health and wellness world for over four years. She is a graduate of SAIC with a background in fine art and design.

Maureen has spent the last four years producing content and managing social media for natural products brands. She has provided in depth research as well as lifestyle pieces with a focus on nutritional supplements. She is passionate about promoting healthy living and helps others learn about the benefits of plant-based eating.


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