The sea-buckthorn is a shrubby tree that belongs to the Elaeagnaceae family of plants. Not only is it a popular ornamental and landscaping shrub, but its fruit (berry) is also very nutritious and oily. The juice of berries is further processed to produce skin creams, lotions and liniments.
Sea-buckthorn berries make a rich dietary source of vitamins especially vitamins C and E. Moreover, they also contain amino acids, carotenoids, polyphenols, phytochemicals, β-sitosterol, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, phosphorus and molybdenum. A regular consumption of sea-buckthorn berries helps maintain the health of skin and reduces the symptoms of eczema, dermatitis and acne. A recent research has revealed that they help reduce CRP (C-reactive protein), a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and type-2 diabetes. Vitamin E in berries acts as an antioxidant and it helps destroy free radicals that produce tumour cells and cause premature aging. Sea-buckthorn berries also help maintain a healthy immune function and good digestive health.
Despite the health benefits that berries have to offer to their consumers, they are quite hard to be found on the market. However, a very successful brand known as Weleda Sea Buckthorn Juice 200ml has solved this problem. It is a revitalising natural juice made with organic sea buckthorn berries without added sugar or honey. It makes a rich natural source of vitamin C, together with provitamin A and vitamin E that help maintain the body’ natural defences and fight free radicals. Weleda Sea Buckthorn Juice helps maintain a healthy immune system and great cardiovascular health.