Sea Buckthorn berries
The Best of the Bunch

Sea buckthorn berry grows high in the Tibetan Himalayas (12,000 feet above sea level) where it has to strive to survive against the harsh weather and high altitudes.  The sea buckthorn berry fortifies itself against the elements by producing an array of powerful nutrients.

While new to the West, sea buckthorn has been used in the ancient Indian system of Ayurveda for its healing properties, both physical and spiritual for at least two millennia.   Tibetans and other indigenous people have also used sea buckthorn for centuries for its healing, restorative and nutritive properties. Its medicinal value was recorded as early as the 8th century in the Tibetan medical classic – the Sibu Yidian (from which the name Sibu originates).

Now, modern research is indentifying the active constituents in sea buckthorn berry, and the ways in which these ingredients confer health benefits to those who consume it.

Sea buckthorn berries contain over 190 bioactive, highly nutritional and beneficial compounds.

The Rare Omega 7

Sea buckthorn berries provide all three omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids – well known for their benefits to cellular health.  It is also a unique source of the less well known, but highly beneficial omega 7.

Also known as palmitoleic acid, omega 7 is a naturally occurring component of the healthy skin membrane, both internally (digestive, genitourinary, respiratory tracts) and externally (skin).  Omega 7 is involved in the production of collagen, contributing to healthy skin elasticity and normal repair mechanisms.  Studies have shown omega 7 provides improvement in membrane function, skin and tissue repair, hydration and enhanced elasticity.

Antioxidant Activity

The fruit and seed of the sea buckthorn berry contain a variety of both water and fat soluble antioxidants including tocopherols and tocotrienols – collectively known as vitamin E, high levels of carotenoids, flavonols and vitamins A and C.  Antioxidants work throughout the body to ‘quench’ free radicals, inhibiting the  oxidative damage  associated with the environment, pollution, nutrient deficiencies, and one close to all New Zealander’s – the harsh New Zealand sun.

The many thousands of people who have been taking the sea buckthorn elixir SIBU Revitalize & Renew have reported many health improvements, and found it supported their:

  • Energy levels
  • Health of skin, hair and nails
  • Joint comfort
  • Healthy blood lipid levels
  • Immune health
  • Appearance of skin including healthy hydration, calmness and smoothness

Good for your Body, Good for the Planet, Good for the People of Tibet

SIBU Sea Buckthorn harnesses the potent goodness of the sea buckthorn berry and seed in a delicious nutritional supplement that is suitable for all ages, during pregnancy and lactation, and alongside medications.  SIBU Revitalize & Renew contains no dairy, wheat, gluten, sodium, yeast, artificial preservatives, additives, colours or sweeteners.

As importantly, SIBU Revitalize & Renew is Certified Organic, Fair Trade, ethical and sustainable. SIBU use sustainable harvesting practices and while the harvesting season for sea buckthorn is only 6 to 8 weeks, SIBU pay the Tibetan harvesters and their family’s fair wages that meet their needs year round and increase every year.  His holiness the Dalai Lama even thanked Bruce McMullin the CEO of SIBU for the contributions he has made to the Tibetan people.

If you want just one thing to keep you and your whole family healthy this season (and year round) make sure you try SIBU Revitalize & Renew – in a base of apple, grape and banana – one sip and you can feel your cells zing!

By Clare Tyler
Naturopathic Consultant
Health and Herbs International Ltd

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