Sea Buckthorn | Sea-buckthorn | Sandthorn | Sallowthorn | Seaberry
Supports skin health *
Supports antioxidant defenses *
Sea buckthorn (Hippophaes rhamnoides) is a shrub native to cold-temperate regions of Europe and Asia, stretching from the West Coast of Europe through Northern Europe, Russia, Tibet, India, China and Mongolia. The botanical name Hippophaes is from the Greek words "Hippo", horse, and "Phaos", to shine, and comes from stories about ancient Greeks feeding sea buckthorn to horses and noticing the horses became healthier and had shinier coats. Legend has it that Genghis Khan used sea buckthorn to keep his army healthy and horses prepared for battle. The fruits are small yellow-orange berries which have a variety of antioxidant compounds. They contain vitamin C, vitamin E (tocopherols), a mixture of carotenoids (α- and β-carotene, zeaxanthin, lutein, lycopene, and β-cryptoxanthin), minerals, and polyphenols, particularly flavonoids. Their combination of nutrients is one of the reasons they have been described as a super fruit. One of the traditional uses of sea buckthorn fruit has been for supporting skin health.*
Sea Buckthorn is a fruit extract standardized to contain not less than 5% flavones (flavones are a group of pale yellow flavonoids).
Sea Buckthorn Fruit Extract is non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegan.
We selected a Sea Buckthorn fruit extract, which provides a standardized dose of flavones (a type of flavonoid). Flavonoids tend to follow hormetic dosing principles (see Neurohacker Dosing Principles), which means that beyond a certain dose, there may be no additional functional benefits gained (and sometimes there can be lesser benefits at higher doses compared with lower doses). We expect Sea Buckthorn fruit extract to be complementary with other fruit extracts in our formulation, and selected the dose based on it being part of a super fruit blend.*
Influences melanin synthesis 
Supports healthy immune/cytokine signaling 
Supports skin in adapting to environmental stress 
Supports healthy skin structure 
Supports skin hydration 
Supports healthy transepidermal water loss (TEWL) 
Supports healthy extracellular matrix structure 
Supports antioxidant defenses 
Supports stem cell mobilization 
Supports free radical scavenging 
Supports maintenance of healthy body fat levels 
Supports healthy gut microbiota [7,8]
With blueberry in supporting skin health 
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