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Sea-buckthorn: scientific studies*


Sea-buckthorn, with 200 bioactive substances,  is a powerful source of vitamin C and vitamin E. In addition to impressive levels of these vitamins, sea-buckthorn contains vitamins B1, B2, folic acid, beta-carotene (provitamin A), and vitamine K. It contains carotenoids, flavonoids, phenols, terpenes, minerals, amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids, like omega 3, 6, 9, and 7.  It is also source of superoxide dismutase (SOD), the most powerful antioxidant.

Scientific studies show that berry anthocyanins have many health benefits, including:

  • promoting cardiovascular health and strengthening the heart function

  • eliminating phlegm relieving cough and asthma

  • having anticancer activity and resisting the cancer cell in the human body

  • reparing and renewing cells, tissus and organs 

  • improving the condition of gastric and duodenal ulcer and treating the intestines of various inflammations and dysentery

  • relieving the toxicity of antibiotic and other medicines to liver

  • enhancing brain health and memory retention 

  • helping in keeping cholesterol levels normal

  • treating ophthalmologic diseases.



  1. "Acta Biochim Pol."  Antioxidant capacity of crude extracts containing carotenoids from the berries of various cultivars of Sea buckthorn; Kruczek M, ...Marc 2012

  2. "Int J Food Sci Nutr." HPLC-DAD-MS/MS profiling of antioxidant flavonoid glycosides in sea buckthorn; Arimboor R,... September 2012

  3. "Eur J Clin Nutr." Different berries and berry fractions have various but slightly positive effects on the associated variables of metabolic diseases on overweight and obese women; Lehtonen HM,...Marc 2009

  4. "J Nutr." Oral sea buckthorn oil attenuates tear film osmolarity and symptoms in individuals with dry eye; Larmo PS, ... August 2010

  5. "Euro J  Nutr." , Effect of a low dose of sea buckthorn berries on circulating concentrations of cholesterol, triacylglycerols, and flavonols in healthy adults; Larmo PS,...August 2009

  6. "J Agric Food Chem." Effect of different organic farming methods on the phenolic composition of sea buckthorn berries; Heinäaho M,...March 2009

  7. "J Agric Food Chem" Berry extracts exert different antiproliferative effects against cervical and colon cancer cells grown in vitro; McDougall GJ,...May 2008

  8. "Journal Food Science" Determination of processing effects and of storage stability on vitamin K1 (Phylloquinone) in Sea Buckthorn Berries (Hippophaë rhamnoides L. ssp. rhamnoides) and related products; Gutzeit D,...November 2007

*Through this site we are only furthering scientific results; on no account we supply medical advices.

The content of this website has not been verified by a physician.

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