Sea Buckthorn

 

What's in it?

Berries and leaves contain the following nutrients (per tsp puree):

  • 25% Vitamin C (immune system)
  • 15% Vitamin E (skin support)
  • 6% Vitamin A (skin ; eye support)
  • Flavonoids (antioxidants)
  • Plant Steroids (reduce cholesterol)
  •  Carotenoids (eye support)
  • Omega 7 (signals body to stop storing fat)

Sea buckthorn has multiple uses due to its protein building amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, K, C, A, E, and folic acid, over 60 antioxidants, at least 20 minerals,flavonoids and healthy fatty acids. Its an absolute power house of nutrients!

Amino Acids

...are organic compounds that combine to form proteins. Amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of life. When proteins are digested or broken down, amino acids are left. The human body uses amino acids to make proteins to help the body:

  • Break down food
  • Grow
  • Repair body tissue
  • Can be used as a source of energy by the body

Antioxidants

...are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals may play a role in battling heart disease, cancer and other diseases (studies ongoing).

Flavonoids

...are a group of plant metabolites thought to provide health benefits through cell signalling pathways and antioxidant effects.

Carotenoids

...are plant pigments responsible for bright red, yellow and orange hues in many fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids also act as antioxidants in the human body. They have strong cancer-fighting properties, according to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Some carotenoids are converted by the body to vitamin A, which is essential to vision and normal growth and development. Carotenoids also have anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits and are sometimes associated with cardiovascular disease prevention. 

OMEGA 3 -6

Nutritionists call omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids “essential” fats for good reason. The human body needs them for many functions, from building healthy cells to maintaining brain and nerve function. Our bodies can’t produce them. The only source is food. It is important to have a balance of the two. These polyunsaturated fats are important for another reason. There’s growing evidence that they help lower the risk of heart disease. Some studies suggest these fats may also protect against type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and age-related brain decline.

OMEGA 7  

These fatty acids, or otherwise known as Palmitoleic acid, are a class of unsaturated fatty acids. They're rare in the plant kingdom and even scarcer in the animal world. The richest source of this incredible fatty acid is sea buckthorn berry oils. Omega 7 can reduce risk of type II diabetes, prevent the build up of atherosclerotic plaque, increase beneficial HDL and lower an inflammation marker called C-reactive protein, which is associated with an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Your body can produce Omega 7 but at what levels?

Benefits:

  • Shiny hair, glowing skin, healthy nails
  • Weight management
  • Maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels and blood sugars
  • Lubrication of mucous membranes
  • Decreases dryness
  • Restoration of skin and tissue

Quercetin

...is found in vegetables, leaves and grains. It can be used as an ingredient in supplements, beverages, or foods.

  • Protects against LDL cholesterol oxidation
  • Encourages blood flow
  • Promotes balanced blood pressure

Phytochemicals

...are a large group of plant-derived compounds hypothesized to be responsible for much of the disease protection conferred from diets high in fruits, vegetables, beans, cereals, and plant-based beverages such as tea and wine .

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