Sea Buckthorn Omega-7

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 EFA.  Omega-7 helps the body maintain itself in a variety of ways, including counteracting weight gain. The discovery of this fact has obviously produced a great amount of interest among medical researchers, and initial surprising research has many predicting that the EFA could be a powerful tool in the weight loss battle.

What is Omega-7?

The essential “omega” fatty acids are an important source of fuel and building blocks for many of the body’s components. Sea Buckthorn contains many of the omega fatty acids, but the one that sets it apart from other plants is omega-7. It is rarer than most of the others, and is also known by the name palmitoleic acid. Fish oil has long been used as a good source for it, and it is also supplied by some animal oils and vegetable oils. It hardly ever appears in plant products, with the exceptions of macadamia oil and Sea Buckthorn. The concentration of omega-7 in Sea Buckthorn is up to 40 percent, over twice that of macadamia oil. This makes Sea Buckthorn a plenteous, efficient source of this powerful EFA without the need to consume fatty meats or take supplemental fish oil capsules.


Eastern medicinal systems have long relied on Sea Buckthorn Omega 7 to relieve ulcers and other gastrointestinal problems. This is because the large amounts of omega-7 build up the inner linings of the stomach and intestines, protecting them from damage. For people who suffer from chronic pain caused by acidic foods or stress-created ulcers, this natural supplement could replace a range of medicines that treat the symptoms, not the root problems. Learn more about sea buckthorn’s support for the digestive system here.

Omega-7 is also behind the plant’s famous ability to rejuvenate the skin and promote healthy healing after damage. It is a powerful source of nourishment for the skin’s collagen, strengthening existing skin and repairing injuries. Read about sea buckthorn and beautiful skin here.

As of yet, the connection between Sea Buckthorn and weight gain prevention is not fully understood. The answer seems to lie with the plant’s high omega-7 concentration, which is unique among edible plants. Preliminary research indicates that the EFA may oxidize fat that is not needed for the body’s functions, preventing it from being stored as unwelcome weight gain. As scientists work to learn just how this process works, experts in the healthy living field are watching closely and have already begun to spread the word about this and the other many benefits that Sea Buckthorn provides. Read about Dr. Oz’s sea buckthorn recommendation for weight management.

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49 Responses to Sea Buckthorn Omega-7

  1. Karin Els says:

    To whom it may concern:

    Is it by any chance possible that anyone can advise me where I can find ‘Sea Buckthorn Omega 7’. I live in South Africa, the province of ‘KwaZulu Natal’, in the city of ‘Durban’. I have searched high & low, but it doesn’t seem that anybody stocks it.

    Your assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks & Regards,

  2. I live in Thailand, does anybody know where I can obtain Omega 7 anywhere in this country says:

    I believe that Sea Buckthorn has amazing qualities, and I believe historically it was used with great success in the East ( but not the West). However, I cannot help but wonder how something so good should have lost it’s popularity for so many years.Any help here will be gratefully appreciated, — Cheers, Brian Maddox, Pattaya, Thailand.

    • admin says:

      We can’t say how it lost its popularity but fortunately it has gained popularity here in the United States! We couldn’t be more grateful. Truthfully, we’re under the impression that it IS popular in eastern Asia and is just recently popular in the United States and apparently Europe is gaining momentum.

  3. caroline says:

    Can anyone tell me if Sea Buckthorn is safe to take alongside my high blood pressure tablets?


    • Admin says:

      Hi Caroline,

      Everyone is so different and there are so many types of medications out there. Sea buckthorn is a natural product and has been used for centuries. Even so, you should always consult with your physician before starting to take any supplement, especially if you are concerned about conflicts in medications. Better to be safe than sorry. Hope that helps.


    • Fatfree34 says:

      hi carole :-) in fact omega-7 from wild salmon oil OR sea buckthorn regulate blood pressure, if i were U i would totally get rid of doctor’s prescriptions !! natural is the norm and medications are the crooked way !

  4. Evelyn Austin says:

    I am on my second box of 150 capsules. Now taking 2 in the morning. This was recommended to me by my health store.
    How long before you see the benifits. I do have a good diet & I live a healthy life.
    Sometimes, I feel tired in the afternoons.
    Thank you,

    • admin says:

      Hello Evelyn,

      If you are already living a healthy lifestyle and are just taking it for overall health, it may take a little longer to see results. It’s likely the results you will notice the most will be the effects on hair, nails and skin. As you probably already know, sea buckthorn has so many benefits and it really just depends on why you are taking it.

      If you feel tired in the afternoon, you may want to start taking your capsules around that time because all of the vitamins and minerals in the sea buckthorn oil may help give you a boost.

      Everyone is different and people who are already healthy may need more time to see results. However, a good rule of thumb would be about a month, give or take.


    • Briana says:


      My reply is quite late, but I only just discovered this site and your query with regards to sea buckthorn and taking it in conjunction with your blood pressure medication gave me cause for concern. I hope you haven’t had a medical crisis, especially as you mentioned being tired in the afternoons.

      I did run across some information that sea buckthorn can deplete potassium, particularly if you do not drink enough water and this side effect would be worse if taking blood pressure medication. There are blood pressure pills that are potassium-sparing (eg. Aldactone/spironalactone) and if your medication is not one of these, you need to speak to your doctor about possibly switching to one while taking sea buckthorn. You should also increase your fluid intake to at least two litres per day and have your doctor regularly monitor your potassium level. This is very important when you’re on blood pressure meds in any case as any kind of diuretic has the potential to deplete your potassium level, which can lead to cardiac complications. I have been taking SIBU Beauty sea buckthorn capsules since last September and I love what they do for my skin and hair, etc. However, I have always been prone to hypokalemia (low potassium), so I take a potassium supplement and drink lots of water, which is also good for skin, hair, and general, overall health. Take care!


      • admin says:


        Would you be able to link the information you found about potassium depletion? We would be interested to learn more about this topic and haven’t seen lots of information about it.

        Thanks for your comment!

  5. thomas says: can supply vitamins , minerals , supplements , omega 3,5,6,7,9, etc.

  6. Odno says:

    Our company has been producing seabuckthorn oil, juice and wine for about 9 years. Seabuckthorn berries are harvested from wild nature of Mongolia where the weather is so harsh between -45C to 40C.

    If you are interested please feel free to contact us at trade.tses@gmail or

  7. Christos Eleftheriou says:

    I wish to receive your advice of treatment of esophagus Barrett

    • admin says:


      For Barrett’s Esophagus, we suggest taking either capsules or droppers of sea buckthorn fruit oil. The Omega-7 that is in the oil can help support the delicate tissues in your esophagus and digestive tract. Take the maximum dosage suggested by the brand that you purchase.


  8. Christos Eleftheriou says:

    Many Thanks for your advice , I am following this treatment hoping for good results.
    will revert in due course.

  9. Jean says:

    Is it safe to take cod liver oil at same as omega7?

    • admin says:


      Yes, it is safe to take both sea buckthorn fruit oil and cod liver oil. However, you may want to consider just switching to a supplement that has both the sea buckthorn fruit AND seed oil. That’s because the seed oil has omega-3 and other anti-inflammatory properties just like cod liver oil has. That of course depends on what applications you are using the cod liver oil for, but it may save you some money to just buy one supplement instead of two.


  10. Bookerw says:

    U can omega7oil at Swanson. Com also at

  11. Kimmarie Farinacci says:

    I’m trying to figure out if the product should be taken in am or pm? Please advice

    • admin says:


      The time of day that you take it is totally up to you and what works for your schedule. Generally speaking, if you can take it on an empty stomach that is ideal since it will be better absorbed into your body. Taking on an empty stomach is not necessary but maybe that can help you decide what time to take it. Either way, just find a time that works for you.


      • Deanna says:

        What is the dosage for weight loss?

        • admin says:


          You should simply follow the serving suggestion from the product you have purchased. There is no need to take more than that.


        • Lily says:

          Same dosage as for every other use. I can confirm it works too, but only in conjunction with the usual efforts to cut calories and increase exercise. It’s not a magic bullet. I’d been trying to lose a bit of weight for years, but all my efforts didn’t work. I found sea buckthorn oil gave just that little extra kick and I lost about 2kg/4.5lb in a couple of months.

          If you’re taking it for weight loss, take it on an empty stomach about half an hour before your main meal of the day. But don’t exceed the recommended dose. More isn’t always better. We normally only eat minute traces of omega 7 in a normal diet, and extracts of this stuff haven’t been around for long enough to judge how safe it is.

          • admin says:

            You bring up a good point about omega-7. The nice thing about sea buckthorn is that as long as you get a pure blend of sea buckthorn oil it is not an extract of Omega-7. You will see extracts of omega-7 typically from fish oil based supplements. Omega-7 extracts (where the only ingredient is isolated Omega-7) are not as stable and we aren’t sure how they will react in the body. The nice part about taking a sea buckthorn oil that is high quality is that contains not just Omega-7 but most of the other nutrients from the original plant material. That means your body knows how to process it much like it processes food. As long as you are getting a high quality sea buckthorn product that has been gently processed and not isolated, there is nothing to fear with the natural omega-7 content of sea buckthorn.


  12. Scott barnes says:


    I suggest you try growing the plant. It is very hardy and easy to grow. I live in los angeles and currently have 15 bushes. I cultivate the berries and make tea from the leaves! Combine with the moringa plany for major health benefits!!! I will be growing in thialand next year!!!!

    • Del says:

      I live in Thailand and would love to know if you succeed and habe any seeds available? Thanks….

      • admin says:

        Hi there,

        We don’t sell any products but you may be able to find sea buckthorn seeds online. We aren’t sure how well sea buckthorn would grow in Thailand that would sure be interesting to find out!


  13. Ruth Ann Davis says:

    You can buy omega 7 from puritans pride at a fair price…Good luck…

  14. Kay says:

    I got mine from England and I live in Jamaica

  15. Kay says:

    I have seen it nowhere in my country. Pharmacist have no idea whatever. I’ve been using it for 3 years. All I can say is….get it….try it

  16. Hi I have just started using omega 7. I have been diagnosed with dry eyes and read on internet that omega 7 will help. I have taken them for a week now and hopefully will see the benefits in couple weeks. Has anyone taken them for same reason please and did they help. Thank you. Susan

    • RC Allen says:

      Susan Dunham, I’m taking it for dry eyes and Sjogren’s symptoms. I’ve just started, so I will let you know as the weeks progress.

      • Mary Mc Hugh says:

        Hi I’m also taking omega 7 for the past month and half for dry eye syndrome . haven’t seen any relief yet but pray to god I will. Please let me know if you get any relief from them

      • Lily says:

        I’m also taking sea buckthorn oil for Sjogren’s syndrome. It takes a couple of months to kick in, but has brought about a slight improvement to my dry eyes. However, I was also suffering quite debilitating tendinitis – another symptom of Sjogren’s – and this cleared up totally after three months on the oil.

        My one reservation about this oil is that omega 7 occurs in such tiny quantities in nature (apart from macadamia nuts, which still don’t contain a lot) that I wonder whether our metabolism is geared to cope with it. I therefore only take it three months on, three months off. I suspect that if there was going to be trouble, it would show up first in the liver enzymes. However, I get full blood work done every six months and on the last occasion my liver enzymes were in fact better than they’d been for years!

  17. George Otieno says:

    Omega 7 is wonderful.

  18. Margaret Bonis says:

    I suffer from dry eyes,and was recommended omega 7 started taking it now for 2months
    all I can say,is it is wonderful! what an improvement to my eyes

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  20. Hester Wentzel says:

    Hi there

    Will omega 7 help with dry eye syndrome?

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