Sea buckthorn is most famous for its high concentration of the very rare Omega-7 fatty acid, also known as Palmitoleic Acid. It was heralded by Dr. Oz as the new super fruit as he featured it again and again on his popular show. Most recently he discussed it for weight loss and constipation which drove masses of his viewers to their local health food stores and internet resources to learn more. Previously he mentioned sea buckthorn for oral health, including your teeth and gums, as well as a natural acne remedy.
Omega-7 fatty acids are new to the scene and most consumers are not even aware they exist. As opposed to Omega-3, a very popular essential fatty acid commonly derived from fish, Omega-7 is currently only available from 2 plant sources: Macadamia Nut Oil and Sea Buckthorn Oil. Sea Buckthorn is the richest and most common plant source of the oil and it offers many benefits that Macadamia cannot. The synergistic effect of sea buckthorn’s essential fatty acids, including Omega 3, 6, 9, and 7, as well as it’s vast array of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, is thought to be the main reason it makes such drastic and positive health differences in its users.
Be sure to follow us as more information becomes available about Omega-7 fatty acids. Scientists and researchers worldwide have their eyes on Palmitoleic Acid and are putting it through clinical studies to unveil what uses it has for mankind. Currently, it’s well known for skin ailments, skin care (note: Omega-7 fatty acids naturally occur in the skin), mucous membrane support (such as Gastric Ulcers), cellular care, and many other uses for the human body.
- Sea Buckthorn For Skin Care
June 29, 2015
This article came out over the weekend. Author Julia Gonzales covers everything from the concentration of Omega-7 to the medicinal uses of sea buckthorn. “It provides rich vitamins A, E, D, K, etc., trace elements including iron, zinc, calcium, copper, manganese, selenium and iodine which are easy to absorb without any hormones, containing various immune regulating factors that increase ...
- For complete nutrition, choose sea buckthorn
May 27, 2015
We found this great article today that covers basically everything you need to know about the nutrition in sea buckthorn. “The effect of sea buckthorn oil on cardiovascular health has been widely studied. The results demonstrate the ability of sea buckthorn oil to improve blood lipid profiles and reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Sea buckthorn ...
- The Newest Super-Fat: Say Hello to Omega-7
July 8, 2013
Originally published by Leah Shainhouse on 7/5/2013 Many people tend to overindulge in high-fat foods that satisfy their palate—but not their hunger pangs. Ever wonder why? Since fat is the least satiating macronutrient compared to protein or carbohydrates, you’re more likely to eat more of these fatty treats in order to feel full. What’s worse is that fat ...
- The Synergistic Health Benefits of Sea Buckthorn
August 23, 2012
It is important to note that no one nutrient makes sea buckthorn a wonderful choice for health and wellness. Sea buckthorn has so many health promoting properties stemming from it’s vast nutritional profile that singling out any one component, such as the highly coveted Omega-7 fatty acid, is actually doing the super berry a disservice. ...
- Sea Buckthorn Omega-7
November 29, 2011
The more scientists study the Sea Buckthorn plant, the more amazed they become at the many benefits it provides to the body. One of these benefits is an unusual concentration of the essential omega-7 fatty acid. Sea buckthorn is the best source of Omega-7 and the richest plant source in the world for the rare ...