By Seabuck Staff , published May 13, 2021
You’ve probably heard of sea buckthorn oil by now, but you might not know all of its amazing health and beauty benefits. These are the top 6 benefits of sea buckthorn oil.
Plant based omegas provide more benefits than fish oil and sea buckthorn oils have even more benefits than any other plant-based source. Plant based omegas also provide natural antioxidants, and other bioactive nutrients. Sea buckthorn seed oil contains omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9. Sea buckthorn berry oil contains omega 7, omega 6, and omega 9. Plant based omega 3 has shown heart health benefits and support for healthy inflammation response in the body.
Omega 6 has shown promise for supporting eczema and brain health. Omega 9 is thought to support healthy blood pressure and brain function. Omega 7 is thought to has positive effects on everything from heart health to beautiful skin- but we’ll talk more about that in a moment. These are just some of the amazing benefits that plant- based omegas have to offer.
Sea buckthorn berry oil is one of few sources on earth for the rare Omega 7. Omega-7 is present in all body tissues, mostly in skin and fat tissue.
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.
This fatty acid is thought to nourish cells and mucous membranes throughout the body, fighting dryness and supporting health.
It may also provide support to the digestive system and boost healthy inflammation response in the body.
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 including beauty, fighting dryness, and overall health.
We will go over some of the latest studies on Omega-7 in the next section.
Anyone looking to support their overall health can benefit from a daily sea buckthorn oil blend supplement. It’s an easy way to support heart health, liver health, and cellular health.
Digestive health and the delicate digestive tract may benefit from sea buckthorn oil due to its high fatty acid content and antioxidants.
Plant based omega 3 (ALA) alone is thought to have major health benefits, including heart health, support for dry eyes and even bone health- and it’s just one healthy component of sea buckthorn oil!
Omega 9 from sea buckthorn too has been shown to have heart protective properties. Among other research, Omega 6 has shown many important benefits for skin health- particularly for acne prone skin and dermatitis.
Although palmitic acid has been unfairly scrutinized in recent years, studies show many benefits for the human body from the palmitic acid that can be found in sea buckthorn oil. It’s been shown to play a role in fighting the inflammation that comes with vaginal atrophy.
Palmitic acid has also been shown to support positive effects in liver health and diabetes. It’s even been studied for its use in skin health for hyper-pigmentation and infections.
An animal study showed that omega-7 lowered triglyceride levels and bad cholesterol plaque for mice on high fat American style diets. It also helped to keep the glucose levels of the mice in the healthy range and lowered insulin levels.
Although these tests were done on animal models, it’s thought that omega-7 from sea buckthorn shows promise for heart health in people too.
Scientists found that omega-7 was able to support collagen regeneration in skin cells due to its anti-inflammatory properties and the way they function in the skin. These findings show that omega-7 supplementation is likely an excellent option for improving overall skin health and fighting the effects of aging.
Once again, omega-7’s suspected anti-inflammatory properties came into question when scientists guessed that it could help when it came to wound healing.
They found that omega-7’s anti-inflammatory action aided in healing wounds and specifically during the phases of tissue rebuilding. This study showed that omega-7 actually accelerated wound healing.
Omegas + antioxidants feed hair and the scalp from the inside out!
Hair care specialists have been recommending sea buckthorn oil blend supplements to help their clients rejuvenate dry hair and combat breakage.
Many users have reported that after taking our supplements they saw drastic improvements in the health and even thickness of their hair.
Celebrity Stylist Lori Goddard LOVES Sea Buckthorn Oil for Hair Health
Cellular health also means skin health. SBT oils make the perfect skincare products and can support your skin internally with supplements.
Your skin is a living, breathing organ and in order for it to perform its essential functions, one of the things it needs is fatty acids.
One of the most important functions of fatty acids in the skin is its part in the protective outer layer of skin. Along with other key components, fatty acids protect and keep the skin looking hydrated and smooth.
So, we know that fatty acids are great for skin, but why is sea buckthorn oil so great for skin?
Two of the lesser-known fatty acids in sea buckthorn oils have been shown to support skin in amazing ways!
Palmitic acid lacks a double bond in its chain because it’s a saturated fat, and there’s more of it in sea buckthorn berry oil than seed oil.
This makes it more solid than other fatty acids and thus a better occlusive (meaning it protects the skin with a protective barrier that seals in moisture). This is also part of what makes sea buckthorn oil feel so good on skin and in skincare products.
Keratinocytes are the main kind of cell that make up our skin. Within keratinocytes are organelles which specialize in maintaining the protective barrier of the skin called lamellar bodies.
As we age, the lamellar bodies produce less lipids causing skin to weaken and becomes drier. Omega 6 is thought to actually reverse this process by accelerating the production of lipids in the skin, boosting cellular metabolization, protecting from water loss, and strengthening the lipid barrier.
One study focused on patients suffering from psoriasis who used sea buckthorn to help calm their skin and the results were overwhelmingly positive.
The reality is that we are just starting to understand all of the amazing benefits that sea buckthorn oils can offer skin- but there are excellent products available now that can help.
A blend of undiluted sea buckthorn berry oil and sea buckthorn seed oil can actually help transform skin from the inside-out with regular use. Don’t just moisturize when you can NOURISH your skin on a cellular level!
The top benefit of sea buckthorn oil as reported by its users is its ability to fight dryness throughout the body. A daily sea buckthorn supplement has helped many of our customers quell their dry eyes, dry mouth, feminine dryness, along with dryness in the skin and hair.
Users have reported that sea buckthorn oil has helped them with the dryness associated with Sjorgen’s Syndrome, chronic feminine dryness, and even with the dryness that comes after chemotherapy.
Scientists have been looking into why sea buckthorn oil is so beloved as a remedy- especially in the areas of dryness.
One study showed positive results when patients suffering from chronic dry eye used sea buckthorn seed oil. Another study looked at how sea buckthorn oil could help women with vaginal dryness uncovered that sea buckthorn oil may even be able to help those with vaginal atrophy.These are just some of the latest findings on how sea buckthorn oil can help quell dryness.
There are so many reasons to try sea buckthorn oil. A sea buckthorn oil blend supplement or skin care infused with sea buckthorn oils are the perfect option for Anyone looking to boost their overall health, wellness, beauty and especially those looking for help chronic dryness.
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