Sea Buckthorn And Omega 7

Sea buckthorn berries

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Sea buckthorn has a very long history

Sea buckthorn berries have been used as medicinal remedies for centuries across the European and Asian continents by the Greeks, Romans, Russians, Mongolians, Tibetans, Indians and Chinese. Ghenghis Khan was believed to have given his Mongolian army the sea buckthorn berry diet to increase their stamina and agility. Apparently, sea buckthorn was used to heal radiation burns in the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

The Chinese have long appreciated the value of sea buckthorn both as medicine as well as for soil and water conservation purposes. In fact, China accounts for more than 90% of the world’s sea buckthorn plantations.

The latest finding is that sea buckthorn berries have the most potent source of Omega 7 fatty acids. And this is the good news that I wish to share here about Omega 7 and anti-inflammation.

Sea buckthorn plant

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What is sea buckthorn

Sea buckthorn’s biological name is hippophae rhamnoides. Another variety thriving in the Himalayas is the hippophae salicifolia. It is also called in various names like sandthorn, sallowthorn and seaberry. There are possibly at least seven species native across the European and Asian continents.

Sea buckthorn is a shrub with thorny, dense and stiff branches, making it a popular vandal-proof barrier hedge. The shrubs can grow up to 10 meters (33 feet). Sea buckthorn can be found over a very wide geographic range, from the Atlantic coasts of Europe spreading eastward to north-western China. They thrive well in hot, dry and sandy areas. The fruit or berries of the sea buckthorns are eaten by birds of all kinds across the continents. The berries are orange in color and about the size of grapes.

Sea buckthorn bushes

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Sea buckthorn and its powerful ingredients

Sea buckthorn berries although edible, are oily and unpleasant to eat fresh. The berries have one of the highest content of vitamin C, 15 times more than oranges. The other powerful ingredients include vitamins B, B1, B2, B6, B12, B15, and K, amino acids, dietary minerals, serotonin, and polyphenolic acids. In all, sea buckthorn is said to contain more than 190 nutrients and phytonutrients, making it a super-fruit status.

When the berries are pressed, the juice separates into three layers. The top layer is a thick orange cream, the middle layer contains the saturated and polyunsaturated fats, and the bottom layer, the sediment and juice. However, it is the sea buckthorn oil that is “the jewel in the crown”. The oil is pressed from the fruit and the seeds of the berries. The sea buckthorn oil is deep red in color as it contains very high carotene content. Carotene is the antioxidant substance we find in carrots. Within the oil lies the most potent source of palmitoleic acid commonly called omega 7 fatty acids. More correctly stated, palmitoleic acid is one of the omega 7 unsaturated fatty acids.

The power of Omega 7 to minimize inflammation

The main attention paid to sea buckthorn is the presence of large amounts of fatty acids of Omega 3, 6, 9 and the rare and powerful Omega 7. Humans require fatty acids for proper brain function, cardio vascular health, and maintenance of skin and organ tissues. Research has shown the effectiveness of Omega 7 in maintaining overall cardio vascular and gastro intestinal health. The most important finding is that Omega 7 is a strong anti-inflammatory agent.

The latest discovery was that inflammation was the main cause of many chronic degenerative diseases. Although it is widely believed that cholesterol build-up in the wall of blood vessel is the main cause of heart diseases and strokes, new findings have now confirmed that the real culprit is not cholesterol but inflammation in the artery wall. The reason is that inflammation causes cholesterol to be trapped and accumulated in the blood vessel. Without inflammation, cholesterol will move smoothly without getting trapped in the artery wall.

Just bought my sea buckthorn oil softgels

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Other health benefits of sea buckthorn

Sea buckthorn protects against radiation and EMFs

The other major finding of the power of sea buckthorn is that it can reduce the effects of radiation. High tech advances have produced "high-tech" health hazard in the form of radiation. To be more specific, radiation from electromagnetic frequencies or EMFs emitted through wireless transmission, smart phones, latest computer devices, and even the common household gadgets like refrigerators, microwave ovens, televisions, electric iron and hair dryers. The Russians have used sea buckthorn-based prescriptions for their cosmonauts’ diets as well as protection against radiation.

Other health benefits

The purported health benefits cover a very wide spectrum, making sea buckthorn a super health fruit. The one benefit which caught my attention was that sea buckthorn can alleviate dry sensitive eyes. My major health problem nowadays is having tired eyes because of too much time spent on the computer. For this very reason alone I am willing to try out this product. I have bought 3 bottles of the sea buckthorn oil in softgels. You can see the photos on the right column of this article.

The other health benefits are too diverse to describe in full. So I shall just list some of them below:

· Protects against skin diseases

· Reduce skin aging

· Reduce fat storage

· Maintain healthy hair

· Prevents cough and other throat problems

· Fights asthma

· Treats diarrhea

· Regulates emotions

· Protects organs against effects of air pollutants

· Alleviates vaginal dryness

An Update On My Condition

Before taking the sea buckthorn softgels, I was having blocked nose problem during my sleep. At night whenever I got up to go to the toilet, my nose would get blocked when I went back to sleep. And in most mornings, I would also have this blocked nose problem. After taking these sea buckthorn softgels, my blocked nose problem disappeared. This is perhaps the most beneficial effect for me after taking the sea buckthorn softgels.

DISCLAIMER

The information provided in this article is sourced from the internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience. As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. So is conventional medical treatment. It very much depends on the constituents of the person and the conditions peculiar to that person. Whatever the reasons, this article does not claim the information provided is totally accurate and reliable and will cure everyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative cures for all ailments.

You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.

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jabelufiroz 3 years ago from India

Impressive hub on Sea Buckthorn. Voted up.


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Good Guy 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

Hi jabelufiroz,

Thank you for your encouragement.

I was getting worried that this hub did not appear as it was not shown in the feed. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/114319

Where did you get to see this hub?


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jabelufiroz 3 years ago from India

Hi Good Guy, I found it from feed only.


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Good Guy 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

Strange. My feed doesn't show. Thanks, for the update.


Aunty oriole 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing. I shall try the capsules since it is so good.


cchia 3 years ago

Hello Good Guy

Thank you for sharing your health journey with us.

Can you pls tell me where can I buy the sea buck torn

Supplement here in our little red dot?


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Good Guy 3 years ago from Malaysia Author

Good morning ccia

You should be able to buy from any reputable pharmacy.

Failing which you can purchase from Amazon, featured in my article above.


cchia 3 years ago

Hey, thks a bunch.


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Taranwanderer 14 months ago

Sea buckthorn sounds amazing - would you believe I had never even heard of them till I came across this hub? Great article - I'm thinking of mixing some of this fruit in my Fage Greek yogurt plain cup in the mornings.

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