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For years our amazing customers (that’s you) have been asking us to come out with Seabuckthorn Juice. Well, we did you one better. This weekend we are launching our brand new Seabuckthorn Juice Powder!

As many of you know Seabuckthorn packs an impressive nutritional punch. The plant itself contains over 190 bioactive nutrients, 18 amino acids, 17 vitamins, 14 minerals, full complex Vitamin E, and omegas 3 6 7 & 9. Between our nutritional vegan oils, wellness teas, and now our new juice powder our line allows you to take advantage of all the nutrition that our favourite plant has to offer.

Seabuckthorn Juice Powder contains some of the beautiful water soluble nutrients that the oil can’t offer, one of which being its high amounts of Vitamin C.  Seabuckthorn, although a berry, is technically considered a citrus and we don’t wonder why when you look at its Vitamin C content.  Even though Seabuckthorn berries are only 1/3 the size of a blueberry they pack 12x the amount of Vitamin C than an orange (gram for gram).

In addition to the high amounts of Vitamin C our new Seabuckthorn Juice Powder also contains high amounts of antioxidants (& flavonols), calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, & Vitamins E, B1, B6, & B9 (folate).  These nutrients come together to support your heart, skin, liver, mobility, & overall health. + They help to boost the immune system and banish bacterial toxins.

There are a couple of important reasons that we wanted to launch a Seabuckthorn Juice Powder instead of liquid juice.

  1. Seabuckthorn Juice (liquid) has to be pasturized for safety and to ensure bacteria won’t grow. Pasturizing the juice makes it lose a lot of the nutrition. Other companies sell Seabuckthorn Juice that is unpasteurized and shipped at room temperature (or higher) which leaves way for an almost never ending amount of dangerous bacterial issues we won’t get in to.
  2. Most Seabuckthorn Juice on the market is cut with other juices and thickeners to make it more appealing to the taste buds. Seabuckthorn is a little bit tart but it can be mixed to your taste.  We don’t see the point in ‘sugaring up’ the amazing benefits of these powders with ingredients like grape, pear, apple, & banana juices (not to mention the natural & aritificial flavours that a couple of the juices on the market have too).
  3. It costs you less. Shipping is a big expense that only seems to get greater by the day. By sticking with a juice powder as opposed to a liquid juice in a heavy glass container we were able to keep our prices lower so we don’t have to charge more to essentially ship water.
  4. It’s 100% pure seabuckthorn! We urge you to find a seabuckthorn juice on the market that is 100% pure – because we’ve looked and there isn’t one!
  5. It lasts longer. Even the pasturized seabuckthorn juices are recommended to be consumed within 30 days of opening and need to be refridgerated. Since our Seabuckthorn Juice Powder is in it’s pure (& obviously powdered form) it is able to be stored anywhere you like. You can leave it on your desk at work, pack it with you for your next camping/glamping expedition, or simply keep it in your kitchen cupboard. + It’s good for 2+ years from its date of harvest!

 

We hope you love this new addition to the family as much as we do. It can be stirred into water, blended into smoothies, frozen into popsicles, baked into delicious healthy treats, & so much more – the only limits are your imagination. To order visit our website: sbtseabuckthorn.com

++ Our new Seabuckthorn Juice Powder has very similar nutrition to that of our (discontinued) Berry Flavonol Muscle & Joint Pain Capsules so for any customer missing those capsules you will want to stock up on this powder.

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There are many reasons a yogi will prefer organic and vegan products like Seabuckthorn. There are various levels in which a yogi will choose to nourish themselves. They are also conscious about the universal and environmental effects of food they choose to consume or use. A true yogi is sensitive about whether another being (including animals) was harmed to create a product they might use. They are also cautious about allowing toxins into their life. The pure yogic life is important to them and they don’t want to compromise.

There is actually a system in place for yogis. It’s known as the 8 limbs of yoga. This should help explain why yogis prefer organic and vegan products.

  1. What they Consume Can Interfere with Their Practice

Yoga is connected to a sense of spirituality. While it’s not a rigid religion, there are codes of ethics and morals that most yogis will prefer to live by. This includes what they allow into their bodies. It’s not a diet restriction per se.

It’s just that there is a diet we know promotes the practice of Yoga and a person’s progress in their spirituality. It is known as the Yogic Diet and it nourishes the body and the soul. Organic food ensures that no pesticides will affect a yogis diet. They are only getting the purest ingredients running through their system. This prevents illness and promotes life force.

Yogis need to keep their diet ‘light’ but filled with rich nutrients. With that being said, yogis have a sweet tooth too. Organic, vegan desserts are super delicious put have pure flours that don’t affect you. You’d be amazed at how much good stuff you can throw into a dessert you should feel guilty about.

Yogis will often sip on smoothies because they’re light in the belly, making it easy for them to practice. Special powders can be added that give yogis an exponential nutrient boost. Broccoli powder or beet powder can be added, giving the yogi the nutrients those vegetables contain.

  1. They Want to Leave a Positive Footprint Ethically

When a yogi follows the 8 limbs practices, they will be mindful about ethical practices with the outer world. Living a conscious life includes having values that allow the yogi to reach out to others. It’s also about co-existing in a positive way with others in our world. They practice;

  • Non-violence
  • Compassions
  • Love
  • Truth
  • Taking only what is offered
  • Using only what is needed.

They are also committed to preserving the vital life force energy that is around them. This is why they will prefer to buy products that are in alignment with their values. A small company that provides yogis with pure foods and products are much more desirable than a corporation whose products may not be ethical. Yogis will look for companies like Seabuckthorn who state the following:

“We are a proudly West Coast Canadian company committed  to helping conserve the earth, improve your health, and heal your skin with products made from the miracle that is Seabuckthorn.  Our goal is to contribute to human health and wellness and the fact that Seabuckthorn is an eco-hero that has the capacity to help heal the planet makes us proud to work with it as a key ingredient in all of our products.”

  1. They Value All Other Living Things

Yogis honor the preservation of all life. This includes animals. They are not enamored by trendy leather purses and they won’t be seen sporting a fur coat. This is totally against the belief of non-greed, non-collection, and non-gluttony. Yogis will opt for an organic, vegan lifestyle because they know that nothing has been harmed in order for them to thrive.

Organic foods ensure that “no plants were harmed” which means, they weren’t sprayed with chemicals. This is good for the yogi and good for the plant. Organic vegetables are grown with love. Yogis believe that plants grown with this beautiful intention will allow them to receive the positive energy they carry.

Vegan products ensure that the yogi doesn’t eat even a trace of meat in their food. Yogis traditionally are going to avoid eating meat and dairy at all costs. Going with the 8 limbs code of ethics, this would be considered against the preservation of life force. It’s just not kind to eat animals in the eyes of the yogic teachings.

Oils from the Seabuckthorn collection are 100% Vegan with no additives or carriers. They are certified organic and are the purest forms of oil available. This allows the yogi to get their source of nutrients they may be missing from their diet. The Seabuckthorn Seed Oil for example contains Omega 3, 6, and 9 plus a bunch of other vitamins. The organic, vegan mix has many way to nurture and treat ailments in the purest means possible. Instead of taking medications for anti-inflammatory issue in the body, the Seed Oil can help, along with a yoga practice. It helps the skin, cardio system and the digestive system.

The Positive Relationship with Self

Along with focusing on the outward world, the yogi also looks to develop a loving relationship with self. This means they seek purity of thought and the body which emanates into the soul. The art of being happy for no reason is also essential.

It helps when you nourish your senses with pure scents, foods, cleansing products, and healing products. It’s the little things in life. When a yogi does choose to purchase something, it will usually have some meaning to it. This includes natural, vegan soaps, salves, and skincare. They should be organic because again, it goes along with their beliefs of purity.

Seabuckthorn has an array of beauty supplies that yogis can feel good about. All of their products are;

  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Eco-friendly
  • Soy-free

These mean a great deal to the practicing yogi. When a company has the same values as the yogi, it becomes a unity of beliefs. This is important to those who are mindful. Yogis want to keep their life simple, practice kindness and compassion in all aspects, and not harm any other living being. When a company that has vegan and organic products come along, it makes it easy for the yogi to get what they need to stay healthy and maintain their daily practice.

This guest post was written by Meera Watts who is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, OMtimes and others. She’s also the founder and owner of Siddhi Yoga International, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential trainings in India (Rishikesh, Goa and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali)

It’s International Women’s Day! As a 100% female owned & operated company we wanted to share our rich, orange, history with you and remind you of who we are, what we do, & why we do it.

From Humble Beginnings

McLoughlin, President and CEO of Seabuckthorn International, started the skin care and nutritional supplement company with her late husband, Colin in 1991. “Colin and I lived on the West Coast of British Columbia. Although he spent much of his early career as a mining engineer his first passion was always growing things. He grew up on a farm in Scotland and was really fascinated with land reclamation, whether it was range land around Cache Creek or a hillside outside Maple Ridge. We started a nursery in the Lower Mainland in 1990 where we grew plants for erosion control. An Asian agricultural specialist that we were working with sent us a Seabuckthorn plant to try out. Little did we know that we would build a company around it.”

In 1995 the Mcloughlin’s sold their home in Vancouver and moved to the Okanagan where Seabuckthorn growing conditions were more ideal. While Colin focused on the erosion control benefits, Susan concentrated on the nutritional aspects of Seabuckthorn.

Who We Are

We are a proudly Canadian & Cruelty Free company committed to conserving the earth, healing your skin, & supporting your health with products made with miracle that is seabuckthorn. In recent years we have made some BIG changes to lessen our environmental impact. We are now a 100% vegan & cruelty free company that only uses 100% natural, pure, and environmentally friendly ingredients. Two of our biggest changes in recent years were the decision to discontinue our capsules (10 Reasons Why We Ditched Our Single Source Capsules) and to eliminate palm oil from our line. Environmental stewardship has always been important at SBT headquarters, but now it is a force that drives us. The generations coming after us are not going to have an easy time – the generations already here aren’t going to have an easy time – so we need to work together to change how we treat not only the planet, but how we treat each other. We have always strived to provide the absolute best customer service possible, while handcrafting the most pure products, and doing our part to lessen environmental impact – and people say you can’t have it all.

Manufacturing natural skincare & nutritional products is still our main focus, but one of our new missions is to increase awareness about what is in your products (natural or not). We can’t even begin to tell you how big & bad greenwashing is (so we won’t) but we think everyone has a right to know what they are putting on their skin & in their bodies.

What We Do

At SBT Seabuckthorn, we are proud to produce only 100% natural, vegan, cruelty & allergen free products.  Our planet has blessed us with so many healing botanicals that we have no need for any animal by-products in our skincare or nutritional products.

We are proud to source only 100% eco-friendly & sustainable plants for our therapeutic skincare. Many of the plants used in our ingredients are harvested from the wild or organic farms and made into luxurious oils that help to soothe, nourish, hydrate, replenish, clarify, and protect your skin.

Clean & Green Ingredients

Did you know that it only takes 26 seconds for your personal care products to get into your blood stream?

That being said, why would you want scary un-pronounceable lab formulated chemicals to make up your favourite products? Our products are free from SLS, DEA, Parabens, Talc, Silicone, Retinyl Palmitate, Dyes/Colourants, Fragrance, Petroleum, Formaldehyde, & so many more scary ingredients you don’t want lurking in your skincare.

It’s really shocking when you flip over the average bottle of cream or shampoo at the store and find these ingredients lurking in so many common products and big brands. Your skin is your largest organ and it needs TLC too. The average woman absorbs 5 lbs. of cosmetics into their body in a year. If your skin was going to absorb 5 lbs. of anything – wouldn’t you want it to be healing natural ingredients derived from the earth? We thought so.

& Why We Do It

Over the years we have become known for our healing skincare. We are the brand for people who can’t find relief anywhere else – the fact that we are able to provide natural relief is just a HUGE added bonus for everyone. We have helped customers lower their cholesterol, relieve their arthritis, calm their eczema flare ups, soothe their scalps, heal wounds, burns, & scars, and so much more. We are so proud to have created a natural, handcrafted, eco-friendly personal care line that has benefits so great that not only do you love your skin – but you feel good in it and about it.

We are so passionate about seabuckthorn and for us to be able to use such a special ingredient in our skincare & nutritional products makes us proud. What makes us even more proud is the amazing results that our customers have with our product. In the beginning, SBT was about spreading the word about the amazing benefits behind the plant. 15 years later, SBT is all about our customers. Our company wouldn’t be where it is without our amazing customers or the amazing results they’ve experienced with our therapeutic skincare.

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Our Digestive System

How many of you know that the digestive system includes the mouth? How about the liver, gall bladder and pancreas? If you check out the diagram above you can see that there are nine different body parts involved in digesting food! One might guess from this that there is more to eating than just pleasure!

Mucous Membranes

The digestive tract starts at the mouth and ends at the rectum. All parts of the digestive tract are lined with mucous membranes. These membranes play a very important role in the digestive process. Most digested molecules of food, as well as water and minerals, are absorbed through the small intestine. The mucosa of the small intestine contains many folds that are covered with tiny fingerlike projections called villi. In turn, the villi are covered with microscopic projections called microvilli. These structures create a vast surface area through which nutrients can be absorbed. Specialized cells allow absorbed materials to cross the mucosa into the blood, where they are carried off in the bloodstream to other parts of the body for storage or further chemical change. An amazing and efficient system. Just try designing that in your garage!

Just Pop An Antacid?

Maybe Not!

I just read an excellent article on causes and treatment of acid reflux and heartburn. Apparently it is very common, affecting around 20% of the population. Over 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month. The causes are multiple but most often diet and lifestyle are the culprits. The most popular treatment is over the counter antacids which are effective in providing temporary relief but which do not cure the problem and may exacerbate it over time. Read the full article here Fighting Heartburn and Gerd Naturally – And Safely!

The Natural and Healing Alternative

SBT OIls Naturally Healing Nutrition

The primary reason I am in praise of this article results from its discussion of the healing properties of seabuckthorn oils for acid reflux and stomach ulcers (Apologies for my obvious bias). We have known for some time how effective our Single Source Oil (a 50/50 blend of USDA organic seabuckthorn seed oil and fruit oil) is for the maintenance of healthy mucous membranes. It is not entirely clear how the Single Source Oil works to repair and protect the mucous membranes but the potency and synergies of the nutritional compounds including the phospholipids, polyphenols and omegas are cited in the literature as influential in the healing process. While antacids are a quick and simple fix, if the problem is chronic the sufferer may want to seek a more lasting and benign solution such as seabuckthorn oil. Learn more about our oils here. All About Seabuckthorn Oils

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