History of Sea Buckthorn
A Superfruit from Centuries in the Making
Sea buckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides; sea buckthorn, sea-buckthorn) dates back several centuries. The berry itself has been recorded as a food source that Genghis Khan use to keep his army healthy and horses prepared for battle. In fact, the literal translation of the name is shiny horse or bushes that make horses shine. For hundreds of years generations of people in areas where sea buckthorn grows have turned to it for overall wellness and to treat numerous medical issues. The ancient Sibu Yi Dian, Tibetan book of healing arts written in the 8th century, dedicates nearly 30 chapters to the benefits of sea buckthorn for nutritive, healing and therapeutic applications.
Relatively new to the Western World, sea buckthorn has been studied by scientists, academia, and nutritionists; and is now becoming widely recognized for its nutritional profile and powerful combination of over 190 bioactives that address numerous internal and external issues.
The high content of vitamins, antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids, omegas 3, 6, and 9 plus unprecedented amounts of Omega 7. The fruit and oil from the berry helps protect against free-radical damage, work as an anti-inflammatory, promote tissue recovery at a cellular level, increase stamina, help maintain a healthy weight, support numerous internal functions, and contribute to the healthiness of skin and coat health.
Sea buckthorn is 100% food-based, easily digested and readily absorbed by the body. It has been documented to improve internal and external well-being in both the human and animal world.