Sea Buckthorn: An All-Natural Inflammation Fighter?

Sea Buckthorn is commonly being touted as a miracle berry, a Dr. Oz-endorsed dietary supplement that may change every user’s life for the better. And the fact is, as scientific evidence accumulates, evidence suggests that this berry may indeed have healing qualities related to the skin, cancer prevention and treatment, prevention of macular degeneration (gradual loss of eyesight), and other maladies. One particular benefit that scientists have identified is inflammation. Use of Sea Buckthorn as a dietary supplement or herbal remedy may indeed support your body’s fight against inflammation. As we understand the benefits of this remedy, we must first understand what causes inflammation, its relation to mast cells, how this supplement may help, and the unique qualities that make this nutritional powerhouse attractive to holistic dieters everywhere.

What Causes Inflammation?

To understand what causes inflammation in your body, the key term to remember is CRP, or C-reactive protein. It is produced by your liver. Body experts know all about C-reactive protein: the level of CRP in your body is a benchmark indicator of the amount of inflammation you are dealing with.

What causes that CRP to increase? A huge variety of causes may contribute to inflammation. Often, muscle inflammation is caused by injury, trauma, or damage to your body’s cellular makeup. Inflammation is a defensive reaction, surrounding the injury with healing fluid, and reacting with autoimmune responses to heal your body. It is a part of your body’s magnificent natural healing system. Unfortunately for many of us, however, constant inflammation is a burden.

Mast Cells: The Key to Inflammation?

Mast cells are like microscopic hand grenades. These little weapons are cooked up in your bone marrow, primed naturally, and launched at injuries in the event of a problem. What happens when that mast cell grenade goes off? An explosion of chemicals start the healing process; including chemicals that trigger your body’s defense against injury: inflammation.

How does this all relate to Sea Buckthorn? Scientists have theorized that mast cells, inflammation, your mucous membranes, ligaments and other connective tissue all function with enormous interdependence, like a computer network. And Sea Buckthorn is known traditionally to benefit skin condition, mucous conditions, and inflammation. Click here to learn more about what sea buckthorn can do for your skin ailments.

Nutritional Qualities in Sea Buckthorn That Combat Inflammation

Sea Buckthorn is an object of some fascination to nutritional scientists: it is uniquely dense with a variety of nutrients, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids. That includes carotene, omega-3, -6, -7, -8, and -9; high concentrations of Vitamins C and E; and free radical-busting flavonoid antioxidants. Vitamins C and E, as well as those carotenoids, are known inflammation fighters.

C-reactive protein, mast cells, flavonoids, antioxidants—all these strange sounding, chemical terms come together to explain how Sea Buckthorn may stir a nutritional New Wave in the United States. Already a traditional remedy in the East and in Europe, this miracle berry’s uniquely dense properties may contribute to America’s fight against inflammation. Either way, this supplement is loaded with high amounts of naturally occurring nutrients that promote long term, total body health. Read more about how sea buckthorn can improve your overall wellbeing.

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11 Responses to Sea Buckthorn: An All-Natural Inflammation Fighter?

  1. Jane Lawrence says:

    I’m interested in sea buckthorn as a relief for arthritic pain. What would be the best formulation for me? I find it impossible to take tablets, capsules etc, so a liquid would be ideal. Is there an oil or gel for rubbing in?

    • admin says:


      For arthritic pain, you will want to go with a product that is made from the seed oil of the sea buckthorn. The reason why is that Omega 3 is the best anti-inflammatory for this problem and the seed has a lot of Omega 3. There are some sea buckthorn seed oil products on the market that in come in dropper bottles and can be taken internally. That will be your best option since you don’t like capsules. If you don’t like the way the seed oil tastes, you can add your dosage to a smoothie or food. Following an anti-inflammatory diet in combination with your sea buckthorn can also help tremendously. You most certainly use the seed oil externally but for your particular condition you should focus on taking the product internally. Using the product topically will only affect the skin. Hope that helps.

      Thank you

  2. marjorie zimmerman says:

    my husband gets nausea after breakfast and dinner. because he also has Parkinson’s it causes him to get what is called a PD breakthrough…meaning that you act just as if you had no med at all. it can last 10 min or a few hours during which he cannot move or talk, just as if he had no PD med. it can come from a surprise or bad news or anxiety…anything that upsets the homeostasis. i have used the siberian oil to heal lesions and used it all the time when he had the blood thinner bruises – fantastic! now i am thinking of using sea buckthorn to coat his stomach thinking that maybe the mucous lining is thin and what he eats irritates his stomach. he uses DigestRC to help the motility problems faced by PD. have no idea what form to use and how much. any suggestions?

    • admin says:


      I’m not sure why this post was never answered but I apologize. Yes, sea buckthorn berry oil could be effective for soothing the digestive tract. If he is still on blood thinners he should not take sea buckthorn oil because it also has a blood thinning effect and can interact negatively with blood thinning medication.

      Thank you

  3. arun says:

    hi i read this article just wanted to know the mode of action for inflammation or arthritis so i can suggest this to my friends to take thisproduct.

    • admin says:

      If I understand your question correctly, you want to know how sea buckthorn oil can help fight inflammation and arthritis. Mainly, it can provide relief because it’s high in omega fatty acids and antioxidants. Is that what you meant? Please let me know and I can explain further for you.

      Thank you

  4. Christina Clifford says:

    I have polymyalgia rheumatica, have had it for almost 3 yrs. Along with this I have Birsitis which i thought was the pmgr as it all stsrted together along with sjrogens or dry eyes which i use a spray for. Do you think the Sea Buckthorn would reduce so much inflammation. My ,last bloodtests showed my numbers down to 9 & 17 which rheumato,ogist says r good. Those numbrs do not explain how u feel. I know pain greatly reduced but the stiffness & continual pain in my bottom slows me down. I sleep often & have trouble walking up a slope & up & down steps. I take hysone 14mg in morn, 5 fishoil 2 epo a day 2 lyprinol in evening to try to fight inflammation so am interested to know abt the Sea Buck. Do they effect bp medication. Sorry if i wrote too much.

    • admin says:


      Many people use sea buckthorn oil for sjogrens and other inflammatory problems. We don’t have any knowledge about prescription drugs. There are so many out there that there is no way we can know everyone that doesn’t react well with sea buckthorn oil. We can’t say for sure whether or not sea buckthorn oil could negatively interact with the prescription drugs you are taking. The only kind we know interact badly with SBT are blood thinners. You should look up the drugs you are on to see what they interact negatively with- that’s the best way.

      Sea buckthorn has high levels of fatty acids and antioxidants, which can help with inflammation and dryness. We can’t say for sure if it will help you, but it sounds like it’s worth a try. Find a capsule product that has both the seed and fruit oil in it so you get all of the fatty acids and other benefits from each oil. Let us know if you have more questions. The sponsor ads on the site will bring you to products like that.


  5. Jane says:

    I was just told I have sjogrens; I have been miserable for sometime and just attributed it to old age (71) I have never been on any medications for anything. In the last year I have had such pain that I can’t sleep or even get around so the Dr. put me on Norco and I hate it but can’t get by without it. I have a big responsibility taking care of my husband who has Parkinson, some days I can hardly get out of bed. I finally went to my Dr. and she did blood work and found the sjogrens and RA. I am unable to get in to a specialist for 4 months. My family has no idea how miserable I am on a daily basis. But my life goes on taking care of my husband. I have no support from my family, they just think I can do it and life goes on. Thanks for listening.

  6. Linda Hodor says:

    I have just been diagnosed with sorgrens and am on plavix 75 daily. Do you thin I can take sea buckthorn oil?

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