A Brief Primer on Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil

Sea Buckthorn seed oil is one of two different kinds of oils that can be extracted from the Sea Buckthorn plant, the other being berry oil. It can be easy to confuse the two, but they consist of different vitamins and substances, providing different benefits. When mixed together, the two oils create a powerful skin health product, but the seed oil on its own is an incredible all-natural source for a number of vitamins and essential fatty acids that are critical for the body’s overall health. When taken along with the other components of the Sea Buckthorn plant, the seed oil forms part of a “complete package,” incredibly effective in building up a multitude of the body’s defense and repair systems.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that is present in large amounts in Sea Buckthorn seed oil. Some of its functions include protecting against several eye diseases and boosting the body’s all-important immune system.

Essential Fatty Acids

By far the greatest health benefit of seed oil is the fact that it contains the two essential fatty acids, linolenic acid (Omega-3) and linoleic acid (Omega-6). While necessary for the body’s healthy functioning, they are relatively rare, but Sea Buckthorn seed oil contains both EFA’s in a nearly perfect proportion to one another. Taking seed oil is a great way to make sure that your body is adequately supplied with these critical essential fatty acids in just the right balance.

Seed oil also contains twelve other essential fatty acids, all of which are excellent sources of fuel for the body. These EFA’s lie behind Sea Buckthorn’s potential for increasing energy by safe and natural methods.

Free Radicals

Free radicals are the cause of many types of cell damage, including cancer. When seed oil from Sea Buckthorn breaks down inside the body, it attacks these free radicals, keeping them at a safe level. This function is an important element in preventing cancer and some liver diseases. It may even have an anti-aging effect, slowing the rate at which the body’s cells die. Learn more about sea buckthorn for anti-aging by clicking here.

Skin Health

When the seed oil and berry oil from Sea Buckthorn plants are combined, they work together to revitalize the body’s largest organ—the skin. Civilizations familiar with this incredible plant have been using these oils throughout history to keep their skin strong, healthy, and soft, even in the harsh cold climates of Russia and Finland. With substantial benefits and none of the dangers connected with synthetic chemical compounds, Sea Buckthorn seed oil is a safe and effective way to keep your skin looking fantastic. Click here to read about the wonderful skin benefits of sea buckthorn oil.

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    • Kiran,

      There are various places to purchase sea buckthorn with paypal, credit card, and through other payment forms. Please click on one of our sponsored ads to see what their payment policy is. Or you can find another provider online or at a retail-store.

      Hope this helps!

  1. Few years ago I “discovered” several bushes of seabuckthorn growing at my fifes mothers place. Enough berries for drying to make some home-made juice and even experiment with making seed oil. What about processing equipment i.e. machines for making juice from the berries, cleaning out seeds and pressing oil from them. Are there any known producers of such special equipment?

    • Tony,

      There are many different manufacturing and processing suppliers around the world. Look into Supercritical CO2 extraction equipment for the cleanest and purest derived oil. Or you can consider squeezing the fruits to extract their oil and juice.

  2. hi.i use for many years hippofaes oil.i was sick and got healthy because of it.now i am pregnant and because i dont like chemical supplements nor pills i want to continue getting the oil but not as usual.like the dosage was 2-3tsp per day.could i take 1tsp or even half to get the necessary vitamins for baby and B9 for neurological defects?i beleive natural intake of vitamins is much better than take the chemical one…but i want ot make sure i wont get overdose or anything.i cant find anywhere how much is it in the oil for vitamin a that doesnt need much and vitamin B9 that i need much.what do you think?can i use half teaspoon per day?and eat rich food in B9?or better take the chemical B9 and not take hippofaes in pregnancy?though i find it weird why its not recommended in pregnancy since it has everything inside….thanks

    • Hi Demi,

      Sea buckthorn oils are indeed high in many excellent vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins. However, it is very important to talk to your doctor to discuss the use of sea buckthorn oil during pregnancy. If you have a brand that you like and it sounds like you do, bring it to your doctor and talk to them about whether or not they think it is safe for you to take.

      The reason it is not recommended during pregnancy is that Sea buckthorn could have an effect on your hormones. Speak to a physician before taking it during your pregnancy.

      Thanks for your great question.

  3. Dear Madam/Sir,

    I would like to ask you to inform me about the nutrition information of the following products:
    100 gr sea buckthorn seed oil
    100 gr sea buckthorn crushed seed powder.
    I cannot find anywhere the usual nutrition values (energy, protein, fat, carbonhydr.)
    Many thanks for your reply in advance.

    Best regards

    Tamas Lantos Hungary

    • Hello Tamas,

      The nutrition information varies from company to company and product to product. We don’t sell any products, so unfortunately I cannot help you with that.

      I would advise that you choose a product that does have the nutrition information printed on the packaging rather than products that do not include that information.

      Thanks for your question.

    • Hello,

      Please check with your doctor before taking any supplements, especially before surgery. Although there are very few side effects known from sea buckthorn, it can act as a blood thinner. We would not suggest taking sea buckthorn before your surgery since it could cause bleeding complications. After your surgery, you should only take what your doctor prescribes and would not advise using any dietary supplement unless under the supervision of your doctor.


  4. i would like to set up seabuckthorn factory,raw material is available near himalyan ranges can you pl send me the detail of factory set up to produce 100MT product of different products of seabuckthorn

  5. Would it be safe to consume sea buckthorn seed oil alone?
    That is not in capsule form?
    I have been looking for this answer everywhere,before purchasing, but have yet to find the answer.

    • Hello,

      Yes it is totally safe as long as you are purchasing a product that is intended for internal use. You can tell if it is if the bottle has a nutrition facts panel on the back of it. If you click on our sponsor links, all of the brands have seed oil which you can take internally.

      Hope that helps and thanks!

  6. Hi,

    I have a bottle of sea buckthorn oil but I can’t get used to the taste. Is there any suggestions on how to use it and still receive the benefits.

    Thanking you. J.

    • Janet,

      You can add the oils to any foods or drinks to mask the taste. Don’t actually cook with the oils or heat them, just add them to raw or already cooked foods. Heat will destroy some of the nutrients in the oil. Some suggestions for this would be salad dressings or smoothies.

      Hope that helps!

    • We aren’t sure of the exact break down for everything in frozen or raw sea buckthorn berries because in our region they are almost impossible to find. Sea buckthorn oil has different nutritional properties than raw berries because some nutrients get lost in processing, whereas others become concentrated. It really depends on what nutrients you are trying to get from taking the oils/ berry. We suggest comparing nutritional labels between your frozen berries and a sea buckthorn oil label. That way you can make the call. There is no harm in doing both at the same time if you want to.

  7. I read an article some time ago that showed sea buckthorn was a good replacement for warfarin because it did not have the negative side-effects of warfarin of calcifying the arteries.

    I cannot find the article anymore and have searched for 2 days. I have found the articles that show from research that warfarin will begin calcifying the arteries in as little as 30 days.

    Can you help me find this article or do you know of a similar article showing the same information about sea buckthorn thinning the blood as well as warfarin?

    • Hi There,

      Sea buckthorn can have blood thinning qualities and could indeed support heart health rather than calcifying the arteries.

      Not sure if this is the study you were looking for but this one talks about how Sea buckthorn berry oil inhibits platelet aggregation. Although this study had positive results, the conclusion that was that more work needs to be done to determine dosage. If you are already taking warfarin you could probably start also taking sea buckthorn oil but please talk to your doctor about it first, as you wouldn’t want to have any negative side effects.

      Hope that helps!


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