Organic Sea Buckthorn Powder
If you’re into health food and still haven’t heard of sea buckthorn yet, don’t be surprised. Although it’s largely consumed in most parts of Europe, it is fairly unknown in North America. Unheard of as they are today, the sea buckthorn has all the potential and making of becoming the next super food.
What is it?
It is a plant, a thorny shrub, with silvery leaves and bright yellow-orange fruits the size of which is similar to grapes. Its botanical name, “hippophae rhamnoides,” when loosely translated, means “bright, shining horse.” Myth has it that the leaves of the sea buckthorn are the favorite food of Pegasus.
Growing in sandy soil at altitudes ranging from 4,000 up to 14,000 feet, sea buckthorn has been an important economic food and medicinal resource in China. It has also been extensively planted to prevent soil erosion. Today, this shrub is planted at lower altitudes and temperate zones in many parts of the world including Canada.
Myth aside, this berry is known as a cure-all in Russia, parts of Europe and Eastern Asia since approximately 1,000AD. It has been used for thousands of years to treat cardiovascular problems, blood-related illnesses and many health issues. Traditional Chinese, Tibetan and Indian medicine utilized this tart berry as remedy to fever, cough, inflammation, frostbite and other ailments.
But could these health benefits from eating sea buckthorn just be plain quackery from long ago? Is there is a science behind all these claims?
Although the ancients have known the health advantages of eating sea buckthorn through repeated trial, error and observation, it is only now that we are uncovering the true, scientific health benefits of this powerful berry.
Accelerated healing of wounds, burns and other skin damage Studies have shown sea buckthorn has an impressive nutritional profile. It contains significant amounts of Vitamin C (200-1,500mg/600mg of fruit) which help facilitate healing. The high levels of omega-7 contained in this berry supports tissue and mucous membrane formation. Aside from accelerated healing, sea buckthorn berries also promote improved skin quality. In fact, it is known as a “beauty berry” because it keeps the skin nourished.
Protection of the heart from damage. If you think you have been tiring your heart out with too much work, sea buckthorn berries can help you protect it. Sea buckthorn is a great source of flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol), procyanidin, with 14 essential vitamins, omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 that help protect the heart from damage (ischemic heart disease and other cardiac disorders), caused by free radicals.
And because sea buckthorn berries offer vitamin E, iron, carotenoids, fatty acids, organic acids, super-charged antioxidants and hundreds of nutrients, including it in your diet is like taking a combination of fish oil and multi-vitamins all in one.
But the health benefits it offers can only be maximized if the sea buckthorn powder you are using have been carefully and skillfully produced.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic sea buckthorn powder in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.