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The Truth About Purified Omega 7, Sea Buckthorn, & Palmitic Acid

You’ve probably heard how beneficial omega 7 is for your whole body—your skin, losing weight, and keeping your energy levels stabilized. If you’ve spent any time researching omega 7, you’ve most likely found information that purified omega 7 supplements are the best. While the research may look convincing, it’s simply not true. Don’t let this misinformation deprive your body of the natural, safe and wholesome source of omega 7 that can be found in sea buckthorn.

What is Omega 7?

If you’ve ever had to ask, “What is Omega 7?” then this post is vital for you and your health. Omega 7 is a class of unsaturated fats that has amazing healing properties. Omega 7 oils can help prevent you from gaining weight, as well as clear up acne, regulate metabolism, and make blood pressure stable. An excellent source of Omega 7 is sea buckthorn, which is a non-cruelty and vegan way to get this helpful oil in your diet. However, there are many misconceptions about this oil, and the FAQ section below will help you understand the benefits of Omega 7 from sea buckthorn as well as clarify some myths about what Omega 7 really is.

Is Omega 7 in sea buckthorn the same as Omega 7 in fish oil?

While some people might try to tell you it doesn’t matter where you get your Omega 7 oil from, that’s not exactly true. If you’ve ever wondered “What is Omega 7 made from?,” here is your answer. Omega 7 that is purified from fish oil is refined through a lengthy process that ends up stripping the nutrient of some of its most valuable qualities. It also has toxins from the sea water that are highly concentrated. If you want all the health benefits of Omega 7 oil without the yucky stuff, look to the Omega 7 supplements extracted from sea buckthorn.

Sea buckthorn undergoes minimal processing to extract the Omega 7. Because it is already in a stable, clean state to begin with, it takes less processing to extract the goodness. Another positive aspect of Omega 7 taken from sea buckthorn is that it is completely vegan and cruelty-free. Since the Omega 7 is concentrated from a plant source rather than an animal source, it can be used by just about anyone.

Still unsure about which Omega 7 is better? Think about the amount of processing that goes into Omega 7 capsules. Fish oil Omega 7 includes processing with bleaches, surfactants, and certain steps named “deacidification” and “recrystallization,” required to extract Omega 7 oil from fish. Yuck! When you compare the simple process of obtaining Omega 7 from sea buckthorn to the multi-step, chemical-heavy process of extraction from fish oil, it’s a simple choice to make.


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Is palmitic acid good for you?

While we’re on the topic of what is Omega 7, we should clear up some misconceptions. You may have heard that palmitic acid is bad for you and that Omega 7 supplements from sea buckthorn are not safe because of the presence of palmitic acid. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. In short, there is nothing to worry about when it comes to palmitic acid. In fact, palmitic acid is in more things than you probably realize.

To help you understand just how unfounded this claim is, there is more palmitic acid present in dark chocolate and olive oil than there is in sea buckthorn. These are foods that are good for us in reasonable amounts and that most people would not hesitate to consume because they are considered healthy.

Like most things in life, too much of something can be a bad thing, and that’s certainly the case with palmitic acid. Although too much palmitic acid in your diet is not healthy, the amount of palmitic acid in a 1000 mg dose of SIBU Omega-7 Support Soft Gels is under the 1% daily limit recommended by the WHO.


What foods contain Omega 7?

In addition to the Omega 7 that comes from sea buckthorn, there are other sources of Omega 7 that might already be a part of your diet. Omega 7 oils like macadamia oil, dandelion oil, avocado oil, and pomegranate oil can be a healthy and tasty addition to your diet. Oily fish like tuna, salmon, sardines, anchovies, and herring are another way to add Omega 7 to your diet.

But keep in mind, the amount of omega 7 you get into your system from food is minimal compared to what you would get from the SIBU Omega-7 Support Soft Gels.

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What is Omega 7 sea buckthorn oil good for?

If you’re already doing research on Omega 7 nutrients, we probably don’t need to tell you all the wonderful things they can do for your body—but we will anyway. Omega 7 is a  healthy oil that lubricates your body’s systems and makes your body function better. It will make your skin look younger and have fewer wrinkles, strengthen your heart and consequently your circulatory system, prevent acne breakouts, and help your blood sugar stay at a healthy level. It will also do wonders for your hair and nails.

The Omega 7, found so purely in sea buckthorn, is truly a nutrient you don’t want to go without. As your body ages, it needs all the help it can get to keep in peak physical form. When your body gets older it requires a strong foundation to stand the test of age. Omega 7 supplements can help your body keep its youthful look and feel.

If you’re ready to take control of your health and experience the benefits of Omega 7 in a plant-based, vegan form, order raw, unaltered nutrition from SIBU Omega-7 Support Soft Gels today. You’re going to look and feel amazing.

Below you’ll see that we’ve put together a series of slides to help debunk the myth that man-made, “purified” Omega 7 supplements are superior to raw, unaltered wholefood nutrition. We’ll dive into more detail about the purification process required for each and why sea buckthorn is a key source of Omega 7 that your body will thrive on.

(To view in full-screen mode, click on the top right-hand corner of the slideshow.)

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q: How much palmitic acid is in Omega-7 Support Gels?

A: The total amount of palmitic acid in a dose of Omega-7 Support Soft Gels is slightly less than 1% of the daily maximum limit the WHO (World Health Organization) recommends. One dose of the SIBU soft-gels contains about 40% Omega 7 (mostly palmitoleic acid and a little cis-vaccenic acid). Palmitic acid is bad in large quantities (as in most American diets) but 1 dose of 1000mg of SIBU soft-gels contains less than 1% of the recommended daily maximum so it’s negligible.


Q: What’s the daily recommended dose for the Omega-7 Support Gels? 

A: The daily recommended dose for the Omega 7 Support is 2 500mg soft gels/day. Be sure to check with your doctor about Omega 7’s possible effects on your body before you begin.


Q: What’s the daily recommended dose for SIBU’s Omega-Pure?

A: We recommend starting with 1 oz. per day. You can slowly increase from there up to 4 oz a day.


Q: Can Omega-7 Supplements help you lose weight? 

A:  While Omega 7 doesn’t necessarily make you lose weight, it does signal the body to stop storing excess fats to help keep weight off. Omega 7 has been shown in studies to help the metabolic system function properly. It triggers the body to burn fat rather than store it. Omega 7 Support is NOT a weight loss product; however, sea buckthorn oil and Omega 7 do have benefits that aid in fat use in the body. To learn more about other amazing properties of Sea Buckthorn, visit the SIBU website today!

3 Dry Skin Care Tips & Skin Therapy Products

This is the time of year when your skin, hair and even your lips dry out, leaving you feeling itchy and your skin looking less than bright.

It may get a little frustrating, but fortunately there are ways you can combat the dryness so that your skin feels hydrated and healthy once again!

Keep reading to find out a few of our favorite dry skin care tips for putting moisture back into your skin and preventing a loss of moisture in the future!


Exfoliation is the best thing you can do for your skin, to instantly relieve itchiness and dullness, as exfoliation helps to immediately strip old, flaky skin cells from your face and body. The result is smoother, softer and healthier looking skin that can better absorb any products applied after.

Our Exfoliating Face and Body Scrub contains our signature ingredient, namely Sea Berry, along with apricot to effectively, yet gently, remove all dead skin cells, and balance moisture levels for clear, touchable, soft skin.

Opt For Deeper Hydration

This is the perfect time of year to go deeper when it comes to hydration, and this is why we highly recommend adding a facial serum into your routine.sea buckthorn hydrating serum

The molecules in a serum are smaller than those found in a moisturizer and they contain 10 times the active ingredients of a moisturizer. This means serums penetrate deep, where they can deliver their active ingredients at a cellular level. This doesn’t, however, mean you should ditch your moisturizer. Serums and moisturizers should be used together for best results, as a moisturizer helps to lock in the hydrating benefits of your serum.

Our Hydrating Facial Serum contains Sea Berry, hyaluronic acid and vitamins to fight free radicals, brighten the complexion and promote the formation of collagen.

For Your Body

After scrubbing away your dry skin woes with our body scrub, it’s time to add some deep moisture into your parched skin. Our Moisturizing Body Cream contains a magical combination of ingredients that will leave your skin feeling like silk.

The healing attributes of Sea Berry are combined with the soothing and hydrating benefits of aloe, as well as the rich emollient properties of shea butter for moisture that can’t be rivaled!