Omega 3, 6 and 9--those fatty acids are no doubt already part of your health routine. Present in fresh flax and fish (3), borage and primrose (6), and olives (9), there is a broad scientific consensus that these oils sustain and protect. But one critical omega fatty acid is missing from that list: omega-7 oil from sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides). This oil, comprised of both palmitoleic and cis-vaccenic acids, has been used in Chinese and Tibetan medicine for promoting digestive and urogenital health for more than 12 centuries. The berries and seeds of sea buckthorn also deliver representatives of the omega 3, 6 and 9 series.
Scientists believe our most delicate body tissues, like the skin and the mucous membranes that line the digestive and urogenital tracts, have the greatest affinity for omega-7 fatty acids. Environmental stressors (such as sunlight and pollution), improper foods, and even normal aging can challenge those sensitive membranes, and omega-7 fatty acids are now being hailed as nourishment that may protect, replenish, moisturize, and restore. Constituents also known to add to sea buckthorn's "rescue role" are a naturally occurring rich array of carotenoids, tocopherols, tocotrienols and sterols. To complete the protective benefits of Supercritical Omega-7™ New Chapter® adds supercritical extracts of calendula and rosemary, which both have profound anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.