Omega 7 Seabuckthorn Oil
Sea Buckthorn Oil - Rich in Omega 7
Mucous membranes line the surface of the digestive system, the respiratory tract, and the urino-genital tracts. The essential PUFAs and antioxidants present in sea buckthorn oil act synergistically in maintaining healthy mucous membranes throughout the body.
The omega-7 PUFA palmitoleic acid is of particular importance, because it confers fluidity to the membrane, whilst having a low susceptibility to oxidation. Lipid peroxidation by free radicals results in the disintegration of membranes and a resultant loss of function, leading to ulceration of the digestive tract, a disturbed epidermal barrier in the skin (resulting in impaired wound healing and dermatitis), and dryness of the genital tract lining (particularly in menopausal women).
Omega-7 PUFAs, together with the other classes of omega PUFAs present in sea buckthorn oil (and their metabolites) play an important role in regulating immune function and the inflammatory response. Thus omega-7 fatty acids promote tissue regeneration and anti-inflammatory action in the skin and mucosa.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Sea Buckthorn Oil is a plant based oil derived from the Sea buckthorn berry and contains fatty acids Omega 3,6, 7, and 9. Fatty acids in Sea buckthorn oil enhance the regeneration of mucous membranes.
Omega-7 is traditionally thought to help to maintain natural lubrication during the menopause, via its soothing action on mucous membranes such as those of the vaginal tract. It may also be beneficial for the symptoms of dry eyes and dry mouth, for a healthy immune system,normal inflammatory response and for helping to maintain healthy skin.
The Oil of the Sea Buckthorn berry is also rich in carotanoids and vitamin C, and contains Omega’s 3, 6 & 9.The product may benefit a wide array of people, from menopausal women to vegetarians who do not get a good level of fatty acids in their diet. Sea Buckthorn Oil is indicated for the maintenance of the body’s mucous membranes which are essential for healthy digestive, respiratory and urogenital systems.
For people who struggle with conversion of essential fats there is emerging evidence to suggest that potentially in a similar way to omega 6 GLA that the omega 7 rich Sea Buckthorn may help to aid the conversion process of basic omega 3 ALA to longer chain omega 3 EPA
Foods for Life optimum nutritionists can test your essential fatty acid status in your blood and cells to pinpoint exactly what your individual needs are and to check whether the omega 7 is supporting your conversion rates.
In conditions where your Essential Fatty Acid levels are vitally important and you cannot or prefer not to use fish oil then Sea Buckthorn Oil may be a useful addition to your health strategy.
NHAS Product Number SKU PND2932788 1 x 60 Capsules Omega 7 Sea Buckthorn Oil
NHAS Product Number SKU PND3068368 1 x 150 Capsules Omega 7 Sea Buckthorn Oil
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2 X Capsules Sea Buckthorn Oil - 240mg palmitoleic acid - Omega 7 (+ 65 mg omega 3 ALA)
Potential yield - 350mg EPA - 350 mg DHA - Total 765 mg omega 3 fats
Each Sea Buckthorn capsule contains: Energy 22.0kJ/5.3kcal, Protein 0mg, Carbohydrates 188mg, Fat 501mg (of which saturates 120mg, monounsaturates 205mg (of which palmitoleic acid (n-7) 120mg, Cis-vaccenic acid (n-7) 25mg, oleic acid (n-9) 60mg), polyunsaturates 155mg (of which linoleic acid (n-6) 90mg, alpha-linolenic acid (n-3) 65mg)).
Sea buckthorn oil (from seeds and soft parts, manufactured by supercritical CO2 extraction) 72%, capsule shell (modified maize starch E1440, glycerol E422, gelling agent: carrageenan E407, acidity regulator: disocium phosphate E339, colours: iron oxide E172, titanium dioxide E171).
Skin inflammation: A randomized controlled trial has demonstrated the benefit of supplementation with sea buckthorn on symptoms of patients with atopic dermatitis (Yang et al, 1999).
Yang B, Kalimo KO, Mattila LM et al (1999) Effects of dietary supplementation with sea buckthorn seed and pulp oils on atopic dermatitis. J Nutr Biochem; 10: 622-630.
Healthy mucous membranes/vaginal dryness: The benefits of omega-7 PUFAs in maintaining healthy mucous membranes, and in reducing vaginal dryness in menopausal women have been reviewed by Yang & Kallio (2002).Yang B, Kallio H (2002) Composition and physiological effects of sea buckthorn lipids. Trends in Food Sci Technol; 13: 160-167.