What is Sea Buckthorn? What is SIBU?

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Check out this short clip on sea buckthorn, along with a short interview with our Founder, Bruce McMullin.


It’s the most commonly heard question here at SIBU…

What is sea buckthorn? What is sea berry? And is there a difference between the two?

In short… Sea buckthorn is a tiny, tart, nutrient dense berry high in over 190 naturally occurring nutrients, rich in a vegan source of omegas 3, 6, 9 and highly sought after for the elusive omega 7.

Sea buckthorn goes by a few different names, including sea berry, sandthorn, and sallowthorn.

To ask, “what is sea buckthorn”, is a heavily loaded question as it can benefit different people, in different ways.

Here are some of the traditional uses of sea buckthorn, or as we like to call it, sea berry.

Beauty Food – Sea berry’s high levels of omega 7 help nourish the skin, hair, and nails from the outside-in, and from the inside-out.

Look at it this way… We’re all familiar with vitamin C and the role it plays with our immune system right?

Well during the 1500’s-1800’s, Scurvy, a disease caused by lack of vitamin C, ran rampant, killing an estimated 2 million sailors at sea.

Why? Because their body didn’t have the necessary building blocks and nutrients, in this case vitamin C, to protect itself. Little did they know, by simply adding a food high in vitamin C would have solved their problem.

Beauty is no different.

If your body doesn’t have the right tools (nutrients/foods), how could it ever build healthy skin, hair, or nails? That’s where omega 7 comes in to the rescue!

Immune System Support – Over 190 naturally occurring nutrients and omegas 3, 6, 9, and 7 create an abundant wholefood that address many deficiencies in the body

One of the major causes of sickness and disease come from nutritional deficiencies.

Thomas Edison was well ahead of his time when he said, “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”

Think of Mother Nature as the ultimate supplement company. Unlike man-made supplements, sea buckthorn is a wholefood that your body will easily recognize and know how to use for its benefit. The same can’t be said for man-made supplements, which enter the body as a foreign substance. To a degree, the body will naturally reject this.

We could never re-create nature’s perfect recipes in a lab. And why would we want to when it’s already there for us?!

Skin Repair – Over 1,000 years of history has shown sea berry to help promote accelerated healing, reduced scarring, and calming problematic, sensitive skin.

This is the whole reason why we’re Rescue for Problematic Skin.

We did a lot of digging through customer feedback and testimonials, and what we found was that the people who are dealing with:

  • Sensitive Skin
  • Excessively dry skin
  • Aging skin
  • Acne prone skin
  • Red, patchy skin

…Or put simply, problematic skin, are the individuals who see the most dramatic improvements in their appearance.

Science today is proving what our ancestors instinctively knew. With over 300 published studies, how can you deny its benefits?