The benefits of Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil are vast for both your health and your skin. Sea Buckthorn Berries have been used in China for more than 12 centuries. In fact, it’s rumored that Genghis Khan used the berries to help increase his strength and health in preparation for battles against his enemies. Sea Buckthorn Berries can be found in parts of Europe, Mongolia, and China. They grow well at high altitudes, where they are exposed to high levels of radiation from the sun, as well as light reflecting from the snow. Their harsh growing conditions and high exposure to sun prime them to be the superfood food and ingredient that they are.
Sea Buckthorn Berries contain over 190 biologically active compounds. They have vitamins B1, B2, K, C (15 times more than an orange), A (3 times more than a carrot), E, and Folic Acid. Sea Buckthorn Berries have over 60 antioxidants and over 20 minerals. They are full of carotenoids, xanthophylls, phenolics, and flavonoids. Perhaps, one of their biggest benefits is their high concentrations of fatty acids including, Omega-3, 6, 9 and the rare Omega-7. Omega-7 fatty acid makes up approximately 40 percent of the berry and is typically only found in fish oil.