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Is Your Skin, Hair & Nails Supplement Causing Acne?

SIBU Sea Berry Therapy is for all skin types and all ages, but we have a special appeal to those dealing with problematic skin situations.  Whether it’s the signs of age, extremely dry skin, eczema, rosacea or yes, even acne, SIBU and the power of sea berry (sea buckthorn) can help improve the look and feel of your skin.

As “beauty from the inside” becomes more and more accepted in our culture, we look back and realize that it’s what SIBU has been doing from the very beginning.  Sea berry and the power of Omega 7 can have a very positive impact on the skin both from the inside (with supplements) and the outside (with skincare products).  But beware!  There are supplements and even some “good for you” foods out there that could be causing or contributing to your acne.

MyBeautyBunny.com has posted a great article about some of the foods and supplements that can actually cause acne.  We could’t have said it any better ourselves so here’s a link to the very informative and helpful article.


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Health & Beauty Benefits of Sea Berry; From the Inside and the Outside

Sea Berry is by definition the astringent edible orange berry of the sea buckthorn [bush or shrub]. Not surprisingly, there is a lot more to it than that. With a nutrient profile consisting of over 190 bioactive compounds, sea berry contains amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, K, C, A, E, and folic acid, over 60 antioxidants, at least 20 minerals, and healthy fatty acids. This super fruit is full of carotenoids, xanthophylls, phenolics, and flavanoids. It’s an absolute powerhouse of nutrients!

With so much to offer, how is this little “miracle berry” best used to your advantage? There are many beneficial herbs and botanicals out there but HOW you use them can determine the benefits. Anti-oxidants can be especially tricky in regards to getting the most out of what they offer. Sea berry is unique in that it provides powerful benefits both internally and topically. Let’s break it down.

Sea Buckthorn Supplements

Sea Berry is VERY tart and astringent! It’s definitely not the “pop a handful of berries in your mouth for a snack” kind of berry. A sea berry juice or soft gel supplement are the most common ways to get your daily dose. Here are some of the key benefits to ingesting sea berry.

  • Sea berry contains all of the key fatty acids – omegas 3, 6, 9 and the elusive omega 7. It is, in fact, the world’s richest plant-based source of omega 7. Though the oil extracted from the seed of the berry does contain a small amount of omega 7, it’s the pulp or fruit and the oil extracted from it that has the most internally beneficial amounts of omega 7 (palmitoleic acid). This monounsaturated fatty acid benefits and supports the cardiovascular system, the digestive and urogenital tracks, the mucosal membranes of the body and promotes skin, hair and nail health.
  • There is at least 10x the amount of vitamin C in a sea berry as there is in an orange; making it ideal to boost your immune system. Vitamin C also plays a key role in boosting collagen production in the skin.
  • The anti-oxidants in sea berry neutralize free radicals and help prevent damage on a cellular level. High potency and the bioavailability of the anti-oxidants make all the difference. Sea Berry wins in both categories here!
  • The high amount of omega 7 found in sea berry also plays a key roll in helping to support metabolic function. Though not a weight loss product, omega 7 (palmitoleic acid) has been shown in studies to reduce insulin resistance and counter the risk factors that are responsible for metabolic syndrome. Click here for more information.

Whether you choose to drink sea berry juice or take a sea berry oil soft gel, you will see a noticeable difference in how you look and feel with continued ingestion.

*Pro Tip – if the straight puree is a bit tart for your taste, try blending it with your morning smoothie or mixing it with your favorite cocktail.

Sea Buckthorn Skincare

So how can sea berry help you look better from the outside? Earlier, I mentioned the oil extracted from the seeds of the sea berry. This “magical” golden oil is rich in vitamins A & E, omega 3 fatty acids and a plethora of anti-oxidants. It does have internal benefits but it’s on the outside that it really takes center stage. Check out the list of benefits:

  • Hydrates and nourishes the skin
  • Naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial
  • Reduces redness and calms irritation *Pro Tip – Applying as a spot treatment on areas of rosacea, eczema or even acne can help relieve dryness, inflammation and irritation
  • Extremely healing when applied to minor cuts or burns – including minor sunburn, and can help reduce the appearance of scarring due to its restorative and regenerative properties
  • Effective anti-aging treatment that has been used throughout Asia and India for centuries. *Pro Tip – Apply daily as an all-over beauty oil to reduce fine lines and also help lessen the appearance of visible sun damage.

Sea Berry seed oil by itself is a very effective beauty oil. You will also find it as a key ingredient in a variety of creams, serums and body and hair care products.

If you’re looking for a natural ingredient that can truly make a difference in your health and beauty from the inside and the outside, give the little orange sea berry a try.


Looking for Organic Solutions for Your Skin Flaws? Try Sea Berry and PRP Therapy

Written by Guest Blogger, Vivian Tyler

Acne! Breakouts! Whiteheads! Blackheads!

Are you battling these dreaded skin flaws? Know that you’re not alone! Tons of people out there are dealing with the same problem. And, organic solutions may be more effective than chemical creams and lotions.

The American Academy of Dermatology/ Association reports that acne affects around 50 million Americans each year. Typically, close to 85% of teenagers and young adults between the ages of 12 and 24 may get acne. However, older women may also deal with breakouts during various stages of life including pregnancy and menopause.

Check Nature’s Pharmacy for Organic Solutions

The trouble with acne is not simply that it affects your confidence. It can also cause depression and anxiety. Further, the breakouts leave behind ugly reminders that may last you for the rest of your life. Thankfully, nature has the perfect solutions for you that can get rid of the skin flaws – Sea Berry and PRP Therapy. You can use them individually or as a combined treatment system to get the clear, glowing skin you’re looking for. Here’s how.

Sea Berry Can Help with All Your Skin Issues

Sea berry, also known as sea buckthorn berry is a wonder golden berry that grows at elevations of 12,000 feet above sea level. Found mainly in the Himalayas, the berries have been used by ancient Tibetans for more than 1,300 years. Bright orange in color, the fruit is packed with all the essential nutrients that the skin needs to heal and rejuvenate. Most important, it works as an organic solution for the leading causes of acne and helps eliminate the condition.

Acne is mainly caused by the buildup of impurities and bacteria in the skin. Sea Berry products can prevent this buildup since they have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Further, sea buckthorn berries contain vital Omega acids like Omega 7, 3, 6, and 9. These fatty acids promote the growth of collagen in the skin, and nourish and hydrate it gently. As a result, your skin can resist acne more effectively.

 Science Has Proved that Sea Berry Works as an Organic Solution

As tests conducted by the National Center for Biotechnical Information reveal, sea berry contains compounds that are effective in reducing the production of the skin sebum or oil that causes acne. The berry also has organic acids such as quinic acid that work to maintain the ideal pH balance in the skin.

And, that’s not all! Any products like oils and creams created out of sea berry have a longer shelf life and are resistant to any storage conditions for up to 28 days. This factor ensures that the minimum of preservatives need to be added to sea berry products making them the perfect organic solution for your skin flaws.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Works on Acne Naturally

Yet another natural answer to the acne and breakouts is PRP therapy. The growth factors present in the PRP serum work to restore a fresh supply of blood in the skin. This supply brings oxygen and nutrients to the skin and carries away acne-causing impurities and bacteria. As a result, your skin repairs and rejuvenates. And, gets back its lost glow.

In addition, PRP can help you erase the scars left behind by acne. Any marks such as boxcar scars, ice pick scars, rolling scars, and atrophic scars respond well to PRP treatment for acne scars. That’s because the serum has the essential healing elements that can create collagen and elastin in the layer below the skin. When doctors inject PRP under the depressed scars, it creates new collagen that plumps up the skin so that the marks seem to lighten until they are barely noticeable.

 Doctors Source the PRP Serum from Your Blood

PRP therapy is an organic solution for your acne and breakouts since the serum is developed from your blood. Dermatologists harvest a 10ml sample from the forearm and spin it in a centrifugal device. The spinning motion causes the red blood cells and white blood cells to separate leaving behind the plasma. This plasma contains a concentration of platelets and growth factors that your body creates to repair soft and hard tissues.

The only additives used to create the PRP serum are safe to use. They are approved by the FDA as food preservatives. So you see, PRP therapy is completely natural and not likely to cause any adverse effects or allergic reactions. Your body recognizes the serum as its own tissues and accepts the healing.

Use Sea Berry and PRP Therapy as a Dual Treatment Modality

Talk to your dermatologist about the many benefits of Sea Berry and PRP therapy. Depending on the kind of acne you have, you might be able to create a dual treatment modality that heals acne, prevents further breakouts, and helps erase the scars left behind by old acne. As a result, you can have perfect, flawless skin that glows with health and beauty.

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SIBU Among First to Replace Carrageenan in Vegetarian Soft Gel

Natural Products Insider published a press release regarding SIBU’s use of new soft gel technology in the Omega-7 Support Soft Gels.

Tapioca starch – StarchGelTM – replaces the use of Carrageenan in the SIBU soft gel, maintaining its vegan certification and broadening its customer appeal. The use of tapioca starch resolves the issues of gastrointestinal distress and inflammation that have been linked to the use of carrageenan.  Tapioca Starch is naturally derived from the Cassava Root.

Omega 7 Support continues to provide all of the benefits of sea berry oils and Omega 7 for whole body health, including healthier skin, hair and nails.  Dusty McMullin, Chief Operations and Manufacturing Officer at SIBU explains why this change has been made.  “SIBU is excited to be one of the very first companies to adopt a tapioca-based vegetarian soft gel capsule for it’s Omega 7 Support nutritional supplement.  We are always looking for ways to improve and enhance our products and feel like this will be a positive change due to the growing concerns surrounding carrageenan in the market place.”

Read the complete release via the link above.