Omega-7 Fatty Acids

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 ...

16 thoughts on “Omega-7 Fatty Acids”

    e.g., tea – how long to soak?
    e.g., soaked in olive oil, set in sun for a month?
    or softened in water, then added to salads/

    • Hi Virginia!

      I’ve been searching for recipes for you today. From what I can tell, sea buckthorn tea is actually made from the leaves of the plant, not the berries.

      This Blog has a recipe for that.

      Here is a recipe that I found for Sea buckthorn vinegar from This Website:

      By Sandra Rae
      Put a couple of inches of sea buckthorn berries into a sterilized decorative bottle.
      You can reuse a wine bottle.
      You can also use canning jars with lids.
      Boil white vinegar and fill bottle.
      If using canning jars fill and process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.
      To use vinegar use one part vinegar to 2 parts olive oil.
      Salt and pepper to taste.
      You can also add fresh herbs,
      Use on your favorite salad vegetables.
      Fresh tomatoes, sliced red onion, and a little feta cheese is especially delicious.

      The website linked above has a ton of recipes, I hope that helps!

  2. Look at their “Life Oil” which has 1000mg total of Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil and Seed Oil. I’ve been taking it for 18 months and would not be without it. It works.

  3. Sea buckthorn can grow from the northern Baltic Sea to Mongolia so it is possible in many zones I would guess from zone 3 to zone 8 or 9 and frost make them sweater like many of our northern berries. You have to buy at least 2 plants to make them fertile. I think a lot of people should start to grow useful and healthy plants instead of buying oils, berries, fruit, vegitables, legumes, etc that are expensive and the garden is a good and fun substitute for the gym. Who can you trust when it is about food? FDA, EU, Europeen governments, big companies, etc. Me No No No.

  4. what is the difference of omega 3,6,9 versus omega 7?? Is omega 7 is the best omega than omega 3,6, and 9. As i know, Omega 3 & 6 are essential fatty acid (PUFA) while Omega 7 and 9 are non essential fatty acid (MUFA).

    • Hello,

      Yes, you are correct about 3 & 6 being EFA and 7 & 9 being non-essential. Here is a basic run down on the differences between the omegas. This is not an exhaustive list but covers the basics.
      Omega-3 (ALA) Studies show positive cardiovascular effects, possible protection against autoimmune disorders and healthy inflammation response.
      Omega-6 (LA) An essential fatty acid that can provide blood pressure support, support for eczema and plays an important role for brain function.
      Omega-7 Cellular health and moisture. Can soothe the digestive system. Beauty and anti-aging.
      Omega-9 (OA) May help glucose and insulin levels stay in balance. Other studies show autoimmune/ inflammatory support and support for wound healing.

      Hope that helps!

    • Hello,

      There should be no problem but make sure that if you are taking medication for diabetes that it doesn’t have any warnings about contradictions.



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