Sea Buckthorn is the new kid on the block for Superfoods, being hailed the greatest Super-food of 2015. This ancient oil is said to fight the common cold, improve skin issues and improve heart health. Derived from a plant that is grown in the mountains and highlands in China and Russia; the oil is extracted from the flesh of the berries, taken orally as a fluid or capsule, or as a body oil/lotion.
A recent Chinese study revealed that consuming Sea Buckthorn oil orally 3 times a day for six weeks helps to lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular function in people with heart disease. Sea Buckthorn oil is also renowned for its beauty boosting benefits; when the oil is applied topically to the skin, it promotes hydration, skin elasticity, cell re-generation, in addition to stimulating cell turnover- reducing scarring and preventing acne.
So, with nothing to lose and all the beauty and health benefit to gain, we can’t wait to get this health newbie in our hot little hands!