Our company works with Sea buckthorns grown in Latvia and Estonia. Every year 60-200 tons of sea buckthorns are sorted in our freezer, which later travel to several European countries. This precious golden berry turns into juices, sauces, candies, delicious foods and drinks, cosmetics and supplements.
With high amounts of protein, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals (at least 190 bioactive compounds to be exact), the sea buckthorn berry is a powerful food. Touted as one of the most nutritious and vitamin-rich foods in the world and offering benefits both internally and externally, sea buckthorn is quickly becoming one of the most popular superfoods you need to add to your daily diet.
What are the health benefits of sea buckthorn?
The phenolic compounds (namely flavonoids, kaempferol, quercetin, isorhamnetin) present in sea buckthorn renders anti-tumor effect and is found to be valuable in preventing and treating cancer. The vitamin C and carotenoids in sea buckthorn is a promising factor in the inhibition of cancer cell proliferation. Its berry juice has also been reported to possess anti-proliferative properties. Its oil manifest anti-tumor effects. Sea buckthorn oil also helps counteract cancer treatment side effects such as improved appetite, kidney and liver function.
The benefits of heart health owe to the cholesterol-lowering and HDL-cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) increasing effects. It can also help prevent atherosclerosis, thus promoting heart health.
The alpha and
gamma-linolenic acids exhibit antidepressant effects and plays an important
role in brain functions and the central nervous system.
Sea buckthorn oil contains saturated fatty acids such as palmitic and stearic acids that impart rigidity, firmness and smoothness to the skin and also trenghtens skin protection. The lipids (such as sterols, phospholipids and glycolipids) in sea buckthorn are rewarding for the skin for their moisturizing properties. The lipids also aid in cell renewal and regeneration, reducing inflammation, skin elasticity, slows aging and provides protection. Its oil-rich in carotenoids and tocopherols is used to treat bed sores, burns, frost bites and skin damage occurring due to sun or x-rays exposure.
Sea buckthorn contains lecithin that helps in the removal of exess sebum from the hair. It is being used in hair care products such as shampoo and conditioner, as it helps in strenghtening, recovering damaged hair, restores elasticity and prevents hair loss.