Omega 7/Sea Buckthorn
What is Sea Buckthorn oil?
Sea Buckthorn oil is the oil of the Sea Buckthorn shrub, which grows on the mountains of Asia and Europe. It originated in the Himalayas and was also used by the Greeks as a therapeutic agent in horses, before it was first used therapeutically in humans 5000 BC. The oil is extracted from the seeds and the small yellow berry pulp. ...Read more It is the only known plant source of omega 3, 6, 7 and 9.
What does Sea Buckthorn oil do in the body?
Taken orally, Sea buckthorn oil provides Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 fatty acids. Fatty acids are essential for every cell in the body, especially those in the skin, brain and mucous membranes. It is the omega fats that help to maintain the fluidity of the cells. Omega fats help with the signalling and communication of cells with each other.
Sea Buckthorn oil contains omega 7 as palmitoleic acid and vaccenic acid. Omega 7 contains beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A which is especially important for the maintenance of normal skin, mucous membranes and vision.
Sea Buckthorn oil is also used on the skin as a natural moisturiser and cleanser for dry and cracked skin and provides nourishment for your skin.
Why do I need Sea Buckthorn oil?
Many people are lacking in omega fats within the body. This deficiency can display itself through dry and cracked skin, dry mucous membranes such as those if the eyes, mouth and vagina, and poor brain and nervous function.
The vitamin A content in Sea Buckthorn oil (as beta-carotene) may help further with poorly functioning mucous membranes. Because of the omega fats and the vitamin A, many women choose to take Sea Buckthorn oil during the menopause phase when they notice dryness in previously moist mucous membranes in the eyes, mouth and vagina.
Sea Buckthorn has the benefit of providing omega 3, 6, 7 and 9. Your body uses all of these omegas. Omega 3 and 6 cannot be made in the body, where as 7 and 9 can. However, some people have a tough time converting omega 3 and 6 into 7 and 9 and may benefit from a direct source such as Sea Buckthorn oil.
How do I take Sea Buckthorn oil?
Sea Buckthorn oil comes in capsules or in liquids blended along with other oils. Sea Buckthorn oil also comes as an ingredient in hand creams, suitable for everyday use. It is available as an ingredient in face wash where it is used as a gentle cleanser.