- Berries & Fruits
Sea buckthorn is an environmentally sustainable shrub known for its vibrant appearance and tangy, tart flavor. Its berries, rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants, are utilized in culinary creations worldwide. With traditional medicinal uses ranging from wound healing to immune system support, sea buckthorn offers versatile health benefits. Its ability to thrive in harsh climates and poor soil conditions makes it an eco-friendly crop.
Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) may have positive effects on the gut microbiome, digestive health, and obesity. Its bioactive compounds, including fiber and polyphenols, act as prebiotics, promoting beneficial gut bacteria growth. Sea buckthorn's fiber content aids in regular bowel movements and supports a healthy gut environment. Studies suggest it may alleviate gastric ulcers and improve gut barrier function. Additionally, sea buckthorn's bioactive compounds may influence lipid metabolism and energy balance, potentially aiding in weight management.
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Chen, Kang, et al. "Dietary Supplementation with Sea Buckthorn Berry Puree Alters Plasma Metabolomic Profile and Gut Microbiota Composition in Hypercholesterolemia Population." Foods, vol. 11, no. 16, 2022, article 2481. doi:10.3390/foods11162481.