Sea Buckthorn, the natural botanical source of omega-7 oil, has been used for centuries to promote healthy skin and radiant hair.
One source of omega-7's powerful attributes is initially believed to have been discovered in Ancient Greece. The legend unfolds that after a successful military campaign, the victorious Greeks were amazed to discover that the deserted and wounded horses of the enemy survived miraculously after taking shelter in a nearby jungle. The horses emerged from this area, which was abundant in sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), stronger than ever with a striking feature: shiny and radiant hair. It is from this legend that the Latin name for sea buckthorn, a botanical source of omega-7, gets its name—Hippophae, which translates into "shiny horse."
Revered for its anti-aging properties, sea buckthorn oil, comprised of both palmitoleic and cis-vaccenic acids, is sourced from a 100 percent natural botanical and has been used for centuries to promote skin, urogenital and digestive health. While horses may have been the first recorded beings to benefit from the internal moisturizing and anti-aging effect of this botanical, it wasn't long before many cultures began using sea buckthorn for human health--in particular for the support of skin and the digestive tract. Ancient Greek health texts attributed to Theophrastus and Dioscorides first discussed the many health benefits of sea buckthorn. Its use was also lauded in classic Tibetan herbal texts, including "the RGyud Bzi" (The Four Books of Pharmacopeia).
Finally, it's reassuring to know that natural omega-7 complements any essential fatty-acid health regimen. The berries and seeds of sea buckthorn are also a source of traditional omega-3, -6 and -9, making it the optimal form of essential fatty acid supplementation and one that everyone should consider incorporating into their skin and membrane health routine.
The key source of Supercritical Omega-7's lauded skin support properties comes from a specific fatty acid. Palmitoleic acid is a naturally occurring component of healthy skin and is a highly effective antioxidant, providing strong anti-aging support because of its ability to rein in free radicals. This key constituent of Supercritical Omega-7 is also a strong emollient—a substance that soothes and moisturizes the skin and promotes the regeneration of tissues.