It’s been about a year since the explosive “Miracle Berry” sea buckthorn segment on Dr. Oz which can be found here. Previously he had discussed the benefits of sea buckthorn supplementation with 500mg soft gels daily. He concluded that it’s beneficial to the hair, skin, and nails, can help manage your weight, and alleviate constipation.
On October 13th Dr. Oz had Dr. Andrew Weil on his show titled “Andrew Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Optimum Health”. The well respected founder, professor, and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona discussed how his healthy food regime, unlike most, does not sacrifice flavor.
He went on to make dishes from his new cookbook titled True Food: Seasonal, Sustainable, Simple, Pure. One of the recipes included sea buckthorn juice that he was first introduced to in Italy. Sea buckthorn juice is an excellent source of antioxidants and protective phytonutrients and is one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C. The juice by itself is very acidic and known to be tart, bitter, and rather unpleasant. Dr. Weil’s recipe adds agave nectar, plenty of ice, and some soda water to manage the taste.
Sea buckthorn juice is missing the awesome profile of essential fatty acids that’s found in the oil. This fruit has ALL of them. Omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9. Better yet it has the rare Omega-7 fatty acid which is excellent for your hair, skin, nails, mucous membranes, digestive tract, and many other areas of your body. Learn more about sea buckthorn’s Omega-7 here.
Sea buckthorn’s health benefits are derived from the fruit’s nutritional synergy. With all the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, flavonoids, and EFA’s contained in one source you can literally cover almost all of your nutritional bases with this one fruit. In juice form, however, it is missing the majority of these essential fatty acids. These omegas are what make sea buckthorn so incredible impressive and unique in the plant kingdom. Sea buckthorn juice just doesn’t do this berry justice.
Worse yet, the regulations to claim a juice is 100% pure are rather weak. In most cases, juices such as sea buckthorn that are so bitter and unpleasant are diluted heavily with water to make them more palatable. Legally speaking, a 100% pure sea buckthorn juice can be 5% juice and 95% water … yet can legally claim itself as a 100% pure sea buckthorn juice product. 5% juice can claim 100% pure!
Juice is also rather expensive. It takes a lot of logistics to bottle juice, keep it refrigerated, and ship heavy liquids across the country. It’s much more economical and beneficial to supplement with sea buckthorn oil! All you need to take is 500mg softgels as Dr. Oz originally recommended in last years bombshell show. Follow this link to learn more about why you should choose sea buckthorn oil over other forms of this super fruit.