Dr. Oz said seabuckthorn aka sea buckthorn ‘may improve’ weight loss at 500 mg a day. That’s one capsule. ???? WHAT kind of nonsense is that? Does he cite where he got this information? Folks, I take 2000 mg a day, morning and nite of sbt when I take the capsules. I have taken .25 tsp at a time, 3x aday. While it DID improve my eyesight [said my eye doctor], my weight has not been affected. Now I know some of the amino acids in the sbt affect adipose tissue [fat], but baby, if it did anything, I would KNOW.
Furthermore, when Owen Elliot, Cass Elliott’s daughter was on the Dr. Oz show, her blood sugar level was in the NORMAL range. BUT he was talking about diabetes, so he FORCED her to say it was NOT NORMAL. That right there showed me he is a charlatan, trying to make a name for himself. That was the 2nd time I watched his show.
You HAVE to think for yourselves. When aspartame hit the market, people went crazy using it and many got REALLY bad effects from it. Ditto ‘Equal’ another sugar substitute, ditto ‘Splenda’, ditto Jim Jones in Guyana. Come ON PEOPLE! When ‘everyone is watching it’ or eating it, or doing it, or it’s in everything, you HAVE to ask yourself WHO IS BEHIND IT and WHAT do they hope to gain?
Seabuckthorn does NOT make you lose weight. Eating less, exercising or exercising more and eating better quality foods will make you take the weight off.
Finally. I sell seabuckthorn aka sea buckthorn [two words]. Don’t you think I would jump on the bandwagon if it were true?
# The fruit pulp is a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin E. The vitamins in sea-buckthorn fruit can be obtained from the fresh berries, pressed juice, freeze-dried fruits or as a dietary supplement. Sea buckthorn leaves are high in vitamins. Make a nutritious tea by steeping the fresh or dried leaves in boiling water. The leaves can be powdered for use in foods and beverages. The bark of the sea-buckthorn is also high in vitamins. It can be steeped for tea or added to soup stocks for added nutrition.
# The orange fruits of the seabuckthorn are high in flavonoids. Flavonoids are important nutrients that assist the body in processing and using other vitamins. The anti-oxidant properties of flavonoids protect cells from damage. When unstable molecules in the body oxidize, they cause cell damage and eventually cell death. These unstable molecules are called free radicals. Anti-oxidants in flavonoids stabilize the unstable free radicals to prevent cell damage. Free radicals are part of the environment so the best way to keep cells healthy is to eat plenty of flavonoids. Ingesting seabuckthorn is a fabulous way to do this. Available methods are tea from leaves, bulk oil in smoothies, added to cooked carrots, salad dressings and capsules for a few ideas.
# The orange berries of sea-buckthorn are an abundant source of beta-carotenes. Beta-carotenes are molecules that cause the orange, red and yellow color of vegetables like carrots and peppers. Beta-carotenes are fat-soluble nutrients called provitamins. These provitamins are converted to an active form of vitamin A according, to the Mayo Clinic. Vitamin A deficiencies are associated with bone malformation, deteriorating eyesight and reproductive problems, so getting plenty of usable vitamin A is critically important. [Janine > ] I took 1 tsp of seed oil 3x a day for 3 months. The optometrist said my eyesight was so improved all I needed glasses for was the astigmatism!
Essential Fatty Acids
# The seeds of the sea buckthorn berry provide a good source of essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are molecules that are not made by the body so they must be obtained in food. Omega 3 and omega 6 are two important essential fatty acids. Many foods are either high in omega 3’s or in omega 6’s. Sea buckthorn seed oil has an important 1:1 ratio of these two essential fatty acids, making it an ideal nutritional source of balanced essential fatty acids. It also has the important omega 7 and omega 9.
# The nutritional value of seabuckthorn extends to topical use. The berries contain a high percentage of a rare substance called palmitoleic acid. Palmitoleic acid is a wound healer and helps repair and prevent cell damage. Sea-buckthorn leaves have anti-inflammatory properties. Powdered and mixed with water, the leaves make a paste that will sooth inflamed and irritated skin. A strong tea made from the leaves can also be used on inflamed areas. The leaves have 34% protein and are high in flavinoids.