What You Should Know
Sea Buckthorn is a relatively new addition to the weight loss market. The supplement contains omega fatty acids, which are very important for heart and cardiovascular health, but omega fatty acids do not have a huge impact on weight loss. The product was recently promoted by Dr. Oz, a mega-celebrity doctor and go-to guy for Oprah Winfrey. There are four omega fatty acids in Sea Buckthorn, 3, 6, 7 and 9. Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are always on the top of the list. For optimal health, the ratio of omega 3 fatty acids to omega 6 fatty acids needs to be 10 to 1. The average American has a ratio of 4 to 1. Omega 6 fatty acids are present in more western foods than omega 3s, making it difficult to maintain the proper ratio. Omega 3 rich foods are generally higher in fat.
List of Ingredients
Palmetoleic Acid (Omega-7), Oleic Acid (Omega-9), Linoleic Acid (Omega-6), Linoleic Acid (Omega-3) Vitamin A and Vitamin E.
There is no main website for Sea Buckthorn, but we found the supplement for sale on several websites. The supplement supplies omega fatty acids. Most of the product descriptions we come across mention the fact that Dr. Oz supports using Sea Buckthorn for overall health and rejuvenation, but there are no studies proving how the supplement works in the body. There are plenty of studies on omega fatty acids, however and since Sea Buckthorn is rich in omega fatty acids, there is no real need for additional testing.
What can Sea Buckthorn do for the average dieter trying to shed a few pounds? The only real benefit is improved cardiovascular health and decreased risk of heart related illness. While this is a huge deal in terms of overall health, it has nothing to do with dieting and weight loss.
Sea Buckthorn is a superfruit and as such, it provides antioxidants. When metabolism increases so does free radical production. Free radicals take over healthy cells to reproduce effectively killing the cell and creating many more free radicals. Antioxidants kill free radicals and support the cell in regrowth.
- Contains omega fatty acids.
- May improve the omega 3 to omega 6 ratio.
- Contains 160 bioactive nutrients.
- Supported by Dr. Oz.
- Strong antioxidant properties.
- No weight loss benefits.
- May be difficult to find in a local vitamin store.
We are thrilled that Dr. Oz brought this supplement to the attention of the world. Omega fatty acids are proven to improve heart health without negative side effects, but they do not support weight loss. Dieters can add omega fatty acid supplements to the diet in addition to fat burners and appetite suppressants.