What do New Studies Say about Sea buckthorn Oil?

By Angela Rightout , published Apr 5, 2019

Sea Buckthorn Oil Study

Recent studies show that Sea buckthorn oil may help fight a large variety of ailments. The International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Chinese Medicine published a study. This research was conducted by Jamia Hamdard University. The study explores the latest developments in the extraction of Sea buckthorn oil. It also examines the various uses of Sea buckthorn oil and how it may or may not help fight disorders. Let’s dig deeper.

Values of Sea buckthorn

Many studies throughout the years have made affirmative claims that sea buckthorn has medicinal value. For over 12 centuries sea buckthorn has been used in Asia, China and Europe for these purposes. According to the study, sea buckthorn oil may be useful in supporting several ailments. The research states that sea buckthorn can be beneficial for:

  • Supporting healthy heart
  • Maintaining healthy and youthful skin
  • Healthy inflammation response
  • Supporting ideal blood cholesterol levels
  • Supporting the fight against allergies

The y-linolenic acid present in high amounts contributes to transporting nutrients from the oil. According to research, the omega 3 fatty acids that are required in the body for human health help transport soluble vitamins. These vitamins are A, D, E and K. The study suggests that sea buckthorn oil also enhances cognitive function and bone health. Lastly, this research says that sea buckthorn seed oil is the only seed oil that has the perfect 1:1 ratio of Omega 3 and 6. This makes sea buckthorn seed oil and an invaluable part of a balanced diet. Read on to learn ways research says sea buckthorn oil may help with ailments.

Skin Problems

Who doesn’t want beautiful skin? Well, according to this study, sea buckthorn may be able to help you achieve this goal. According to the Hamdard University study,
sea buckthorn oil may reduce sunburn, radiation damage, acne, dermatitis, dry skin, eczema and may protect mucous membranes. It also suggests that it may help heal wounds, bed sores, burns and cuts. Atopic skin annoyances react positively to seabuckthorn oil, according to the study due to it increasing the plasma fatty acids.  A separate study was sited within the Hamdard University study. This research studied 30, 61-year-old women. They were given 2 grams of sea buckthorn oil for three months. They reported an increase in skin hydration and skin elasticity. This study concluded that sea buckthorn had anti-wrinkle effects.

Seabuckthorn Oil supports healthy skin- a new claim backed by a study from Hamdard University

Dry Eyes

Meibomian gland dysfunction and abnormal tear film lipids are the cause of dry eyes. Sea buckthorn oil contains antioxidants, omega 7, linoleic acid, tocopherols and carotenoids. According to research, these nutrients are beneficial to aid in reducing inflammation, redness and itching in dry eyes.Studies say Sea buckthorn oil may help with dry eyes.

Blood Pressure Issues

It’s sited in the study that when taken medicinally, sea buckthorn oil may lower blood pressure, But there is a theory is that consuming sea buckthorn oil if your blood pressure is already low may cause your blood pressure to dip too low.

Heart Health

According to the Hamdard University research, sea buckthorn may regulate blood lips and help fight against coronary heart diseases. It sites that sea buckthorn may help with the treatment of angina which is chest pain caused by reduced blood flow. It maintains healthy cholesterol levels and overall supports a healthy heart.

High in Antioxidants

Sea buckthorn contains high levels of antioxidants. According to the study, this helps to prevent infection and enhances your body’s immune system. SeabuckWonders Sea buckthorn Seed OilThe Department of Drug Technology and Pharmaceutical Management at the Kaunas University of Medicine in Lithuania conducted research to evaluate the antioxidant potency of pure extracted oils. Sea buckthorn oil was found to be 2.4 times more potent than other oils. The linoleic and linolenic acid along with carotenoids, flavonoids and phytosterols are responsible for the high antioxidants in the oil. These antioxidants were found to contribute to maintaining less free radical production.

Sea Buckthorn oil Extraction Process

Sea buckthorn oil can be extracted from the seed or the pulp of the fruit.  The preferred extraction method is SuperCritical Carbon Dioxide extraction. The result of this extraction process is refined oil from the seeds and berries along with omega fatty acids and many other useful nutrients. The fruit oil(berry oil) is dark red or reddish orange and thicker than the seed oil. The seed oil is yellow or pale orange with a musky odor.   

The Takeaway

There are always studies underway that examine the use and benefits of sea buckthorn oil. However, this Hamdard University study states that sea buckthorn oil may be beneficial for a variety of ailments. Sea buckthorn helps benefit people with skin issues. It can help maintain a healthy heart and support healthy blood pressure levels. It contributes to the support of healthy eyes. The oil has powerful antioxidants and antibacterial properties. The study also supports the extraction method that is used here at SeabuckWonders. It states that the best extraction method for sea buckthorn oil is SuperCritical CO2 extraction. This yields the best oil in comparison to cold press extraction. Cold press extraction according to the study yields lower advantages.

Written by Angela Rightout

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Angela Rightout is an enthusiastic, innovative writer with extensive experience in content writing, journalism, videography and social media. She earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Loyola University Chicago. She is passionate about well-researched content.

Angela enjoys writing on a broad range of topics from health and wellness to food, technology, entertainment and news.


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