Sea buckthorn is a berry bush found in Asia and Europe that has been used in Asian traditional medicine for more than one thousand years. Modern research has found that sea buckthorn oil is an important source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (particularly Omega 7), which are important structural components of mucous membranes which form the protective lining of internal organs as well as the surface of the eyes and mouth.
So, it seems that these little orange berries pack a powerful nutritional punch and can help those who suffer from dryness of the eyes, nose mouth or female reproductive tract.
I decided to give these capsules a try to see what they could do for me. Sitting in front of a computer screen all day as part of my job unfortunately has its health implications, and dry eyes is one of them – despite taking regular breaks, and going for a walk outside on my lunch hour most days.
The directions advise to take two capsules twice a day with food and drink for the first two weeks, then just one capsule twice a day thereafter. It’s important to note that the box says that pregnant and lactating women and those on medication should seek professional advice before taking the supplements.
My box contained 60 capsules, which was enough for just over two weeks’ worth, so I need to buy a new pack and take a few more weeks’ worth of capsules to see the real benefits, however one rather unexpected result from taking them is that my skin has been noticeably more ‘plump’ and radiant, which I’m more than happy with!
Pharma Nord Omega 7 Sea Buckthorn Oil capsules can be found in your local health food store. RRP is £18.95 for 60 capsules, but you can also purchase in larger amounts (150 and 300).