Sea buckthorn berry oil and seed oil have vastly different nutritional compounds. They are commonly taken together for synergistic purposes or apart for specific applications.
Majority of Omega-7 content
High levels of Vitamin C
True skin, cell, and mucous membrane healer
Sea buckthorn berry oil is most commonly used topically to nourish and repair bodily tissue. It helps with skin conditions, burns, wounds, inflammation response, and other ailments. Internally it’s effective for gastric intestinal support, soothing ulcers, and more. Legend tells a story of war-torn horses returning from sea buckthorn berry patches with renewed health and a shiny coat of fur.
Majority of Omega 3,6, and 9 content
High levels of Vitamin A and E
Strong anti-oxidants, including SOD
Sea buckthorn seed oil is most commonly taken internally although it’s also very effective for topical application. It provides all essential fatty acids and has a near 1:1 ratio of Omega 3:6, which is considered ideal for the human body. It even includes Superoxide Dismutase, the strongest known anti-oxidant. Russians cosmonauts used seed oil as part of a special nutrition plan and for radiation protection in space.
Sea Buckthorn Forms
Although sea buckthorn oil extracts are derived from the berry or seed, they have been incorporated into health care regiments in a variety of forms outside of just oil.
Dropper Bottle Oil Extracts
Easy to use internally or topically
When you work with sea buckthorn oil you’re working with the fruit in its purest form. You can apply it topically straight from the bottle for cuts, wounds, healing, or general beauty enhancement. It can also be taken internally for healthy teeth and gums as well as a plethora of internal benefits.
Soft Gel Oil Extracts
Easy to take internally
Stable & travel ready
Pinch open to apply topically
Sea buckthorn in a soft gel is the most convenient way to supplement with the oil. For those who dislike the taste or texture of oil the soft gels offer an alternative for internal use. They can even be pinched open to release the oil for topical use. Dr. Oz recommended 500mg soft gels on his 2011 sea buckthorn segment.
Lotions and Creams
Sea buckthorn infused skin care
For daily use
Sea buckthorn lotions and creams are an excellent way to harness the external benefits of sea buckthorn without dealing with the oil’s temporary skin staining. While it is always best to use the oil for deep penetration, the lotions and creams offer an option for daily use without anyone noticing.
How to Choose a Sea Buckthorn Supplement
With the variety of extracts and forms available, sea buckthorn can be an intimidating decision a first glance. Rest assured that it’s relatively easy to choose what’s best for you with a little education.
Sea buckthorn offers a variety of vitamins and minerals and all omega fatty acids including the rare omega 7. It encompasses over 190 total bio-active nutrients. Taken internally it offers comprehensive support from the inside out. Internal use also supports healthy skin and beauty synergistically. Generally we recommend the Omega-7 complete or Oil blend for a best of both worlds approach as they contain berry and seed oil.
Vitamins & Minerals
Skin, Cell, & Mucous Membranes
Lotions & creams
Applying sea buckthorn oil topically is the best way to heal, nourish, and replenish your bodily tissues. Your skin contains Omega-7 naturally, a rare fatty acid found in sea buckthorn berry oil. Berry oil is your first choice applied topically with lotions and creams for daily use without notice. Internal supplementation will benefit your exterior tissues from the inside out so recommendation is topical AND internal use.