Sea Buckthorn for Healthy Aging and Overall Well-Being

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Filed Under: Nutritional Support, General Health, Nutrient Guide
Last Reviewed 04/30/2014

Sea Buckthorn for Healthy Aging and Overall Well-Being

Engaging in regular physical activity, eating a healthy diet, and taking a quality daily multivitamin and other targeted supplements such as resveratrol and pterostilbene—these are a few examples of techniques I recommend for supporting healthy aging and optimal well-being, and I’ve written about all of them many times before.

Now, I want to tell you about another powerful herbal extract you should consider adding to your arsenal of safe, natural methods for promoting overall health: sea buckthorn.

Varied Benefits of Sea Buckthorn

Sea buckthorn is a deciduous spiny shrub found primarily in the Tibetan Plateau of China, but it also grows in parts of Europe, Pakistan, and other high altitude areas. The berries of this extremely hardy plant contain more than 160 different types of nutrients including vitamins, carotenoids, flavonoids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols, and amino acids, which is why the benefits of sea buckthorn are so widespread.

The medicinal value of sea buckthorn was recorded in classic Tibetan medical literature as early as the 8th Century and its berries have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than a thousand years. Some of the traditional uses of sea buckthorn include treatment for cough, asthma and other lung disorders, skin diseases, stomach ulcers and other digestive issues, and hypertension and circulatory disorders.

While these traditional uses of sea buckthorn still apply today, its ability to provide powerful support for immune and cardiovascular health are probably the most widely recognized. A variety of products containing sea buckthorn are available online and through other retailers. I recommend purchasing ones that use berries harvested from certified organic farms in Tibet because they are processed quickly, which helps preserve nutrient content. 

Now it’s your turn: Have you ever used products containing sea buckthorn? 

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