Ever since customers began asking us for sea buckthorn products, we've been on a quest. After taking two of these vegetarian softgels daily (the recommended dose) for one month, I see a noticeable difference in my hair. Interestingly, the scientific name for the sea buckthorn shrub, ''Hippophae Rhamnoides,'' means ''makes horses shine.'' In ancient times, when battle-worn horses were released where sea buckthorn grew, the horses would emerge with shiny coats after feeding on the berries. It's no wonder considering the incredibly high amounts of Omega fatty acids (3, 6, 7, and 9) in these berries. Not only is this beneficial for your hair, but it's equally effective in making your skin and nails healthy and strong.
Omega 7 is found in abundance only in sea buckthorn and macadamia nuts (although if I were to eat as many macadamia nuts as it would take to make my hair shiny, I'd be as big as a horse!). Sea buckthorn is found throughout Asia, but the wild crafted berries in these softgels are harvested by hand in Himalayan mountain villages, giving hope to the villagers in Tibet who are paid fair-trade wages.
Scientific studies have identified more than 190 biologically active nutrients in the berries, including vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, K. Studies also cite the benefits of the sea buckthorn berry in preventing constipation and in signaling the body to stop storing unnecessary fat. I could fill the page with the documented benefits attributed to these berries, such as reduced inflammation and improved cardiovascular health, but for right now, I'm enjoying the benefits I see!
Note: Sibu's recommended dosage is two capsules per day, and each capsule contains:
90 mg Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil
360 mg Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil
Customers have been inquiring about Dr. Oz's recommendation of one 500 mg sea buckthorn capsule daily, wondering if he is referring to the actual seed oil or the fruit oil. Although we can't speak for Dr. Oz, Sibu has informed us that the fruit oil contains all the Omega 7, which is the compound responsible for most of the benefits Dr. Oz mentions. One serving (i.e., two capsules) would be 900 mg, 80% of which is fruit oil, giving you 720 mg of the Omega 7-rich fruit oil per day.