Vegan Seabuckthorn OIls- Superfruit Nutrition
Seabuckthorn’s nutrient rich berries cluster on thorny branches like brilliant orange jewels. Having their genesis in the unforgiving landscapes of Siberia and Mongolia, the clear golden oil from the seed and the ruby red oil from the flesh of the berry are an unparalleled source of important phytonutrients . Although seabuckthorn’s seed and fruit oils have a long history of use in nutrition and skincare there is frequent confusion between the two. While they do have much in common there are notable differences in their nutrient content and bioactivity. Our 100% pure, USDA organic oils are the foundation and the unique selling point of all our products. A clear understanding of the application and nutritional profile of each oil is essential to effectively use these remarkable oils.
SBT Fruit Oil
The rich red oil from the flesh of the berry is predominantly monounsaturated which in practical terms means it hardens at cooler temperatures. The major fatty acids are the C16 acids - Omega 7 (palmitoleic) ±35% and oleic ±29%. The most abundant vitamin in the fruit oil is the carotenoids - 41 identified so far. Current studies on carotenoids demonstrate measurable impact on age related macular degeneration, prostate cancer, cognitive performance and photo protection. The fruit oil is a valuable source of tocopherols, tocotrienols and plant sterols.
Seabuckthorn fruit oil is availablein sizes from 10 ml to 100 both for topical use and as a nutritional oil. Its intense pigmentation limits its topical application so use care when applying it as it does stain fabric. However it can be combined with the seabuckthorn seed oil, skin creams or other oils and applied directly to skin. SBT fruit oil like the SBT seed oil has demonstrated effectiveness in regenerating damaged skin and mucous membranes and is a prized ingredient in skincare.
SBT Seed Oil
High levels of unsaturated C18 fatty acids, Omega 3 – alpha linolenic (±38%) and Omega 6 – linoleic (±34%) in a perfect 1:1 ratio are what characterize the oil from the seed of the seabuckthorn berry. Add to this Omega 9, Vitamin K, B12, tocopherols, tocotrienols, phospholipids and over 17 phytosterols and you have a potent nutritional mix. This unique profile is demonstrating effectiveness for cardiovascular and gastro-intestinal health. Its anti-inflammatory and regenerative activity, has proven effective in the treatment of skin problems and it is a premium ingredient in skincare products.
An exceptional anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, SBT seed oil is available in sizes from 10 ml to 100 both for topical use and as a nutritional oil. When selecting an oil for skincare the seed oil is recommended over the fruit oil because of its much lighter colour. It is so fine and absorbent that it can be used in place of skin cream and can even be worn under foundation. Research is just beginning to uncover the varied and important applications for seabuckthorn oils. Their combined nutritional capacity is impressive providing over 190 compounds – a super duper superfruit !
SBT Single Source Oil
Our Single Source Oil is just what it says, a convenient source of both the Seed Oil and Fruit Oil in a 50/50 blend that provides the Omega 3, 6, 7 and 9 superfruit nutiriton of both oils. Single Source is also available as a vegan oil in 30 ml, 50 ml and 100 ml bottles.
The Single Source Oil can be used topically as a nourishing treatment for skin or applied to treat specific skin problems. Like the Fruit Oil it is highly pigmented and will stain clothing. We recommend that this liquid oil be taken as a supplement or added to salads, stews, juices or smoothies for an anti-inflammatory nutritional boost. Learn more about how it supports so many critical functions here.