I have always been a big fan of Seaberry! It is a potent antioxidant! The nutritional and medicinal value of Sea berry, also called Sea buckthorn, is less known in North America, but has been exploited in Eurasia for centuries. The sea buckthorn industry has been thriving in Russia since the 1940s, when scientists there began investigating the biologically active substances found in the fruit, leaves, and bark. They developed products used by their cosmonauts, such as a cream for protection from cosmic radiation.
Sea buckthorn is still being investigated for its ability to reduce the incidence of cancer and also for halting or reversing the growth of cancers. The juice of this berry is a component of many vitamin-rich cosmetic preparations used to reverse the effects of aging. Sea berry juice and its oils are also said to heal burns, eczema, and radiation injury.
The Sea buckthorn berry packs 12 times the amount of vitamin C that can be found in an orange, and it is also the only plant-based source of every possible omega fatty acid. The buckthorn is a shrub that grows abundantly in colder climates of China, Mongolia, Russia, Scandinavia, and Canada. These tough little berries can withstand bitter winds and have one of the highest levels of vitamin C of any fruit. No wonder it’s hailed as the next superfood! During the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Sea Buckthorn was even used to help heal the skin of burn victims.
Tibetan locals call Sea Buckthorn “Life Oil” and regard it as a powerful, all-inclusive wonder oil for internal and external use. I call Sea Buckthorn the King of the Superfruits! Sea buckthorn’s nutritional profile is unique and impressive. It is the most potent plant source in the world for the elusive Omega-7 fatty acid. This rare Omega fatty acid is undergoing clinical research worldwide and shows impressive advantages for overall well being, cardiovascular health, and oral and digestive care, as well as wonderful beauty perks for glowing hair, skin and nails. Sea buckthorn also contains the strongest antioxidant profile of all superfruits, including superoxide dismutase (SOD), the super antioxidant, along with flavonoids, polyphenols, and over 190 phytonutrients. Alongside Vitamins C, K, E, and minerals of potassium and copper, it also provides Omega-3, -6, and -9 from a vegan source.
The synergy provided by sea buckthorn is two-fold. It provides almost every nutrient the body needs and the synergistic health benefits that no single nutrient can. In terms of essential fatty acids, it has every single one of them, including a near 1:1 ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6, which is considered ideal for humans. With vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and flavonoids, it packs a more potent punch than almost any other food!
Sea buckthorn, in Europe and Asia especially, has traditionally been used to combat radiation sickness. Detail-oriented Soviet historians will have a heyday attempting to determine if a political connection to China and Traditional Chinese Medicine eventually brought the sea buckthorn secret to light. At any rate, before cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin went into space, he was provided an unusually large dose of sea buckthorn as a preventative and protective measure against the radiation found in space.
Studies have shown that many nutritional qualities of sea buckthorn may be used as a defense against radiation poisoning. Radiation famously takes the body’s immune system down a notch, rendering your body’s germ defense capabilities much lower. To counter that, the flavonoid or antioxidant content of sea buckthorn is unusually high. Science is coming around to what Traditional Chinese Medicine has understood for centuries: Sea buckthorn may be an effective burn treatment technique.
One of the most common treatments for various forms of cancer in many stages is, of course, radiation. This is an extension of the Traditional Chinese Medicine connection and the cosmonaut connection: therefore, prolonged exposure to radiation may demand all-natural treatment from sea buckthorn. Traditionally, sea buckthorn is grown and nurtured in high-radiation environments, and has thus become naturally loaded with radiation defenses that can be passed along to you.
As you move forward in your understanding of total health and nutrition, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that simpler is better. Eat your vegetables. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Berries make better. Sea buckthorn is no new product; it has been used for centuries to facilitate total body health.