BioCeuticals Alpha EFA extracted from the fresh berry and fresh seed of the sea buckthorn plant, is a vegetarian source of omega-3, -6 and -9 plus omega-7, an omega fraction exclusively available in Australia through BioCeuticals.
BioCeuticals Alpha EFA also contains antioxidant compounds, including natural carotenoids, vitamin E and vitamin C; amino acids and trace minerals. Sea buckthorn berry has been used in traditional Asian medicine for the maintenance of healthy skin and mucous membranes.
The broad range of nutrients found in Alpha EFA provides numerous benefits:
- Positive effects on skin
- Maintains healthy mucous membranes including the vaginal tract
- Platelet aggregation-inhibiting effects
- Promotes wound-healing
- Supports the immune system
- Beneficial in atopic eczema
- Relieves dryness, redness and burning of the eyes
Herbal extracts equivalent to dry:
- Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) fruit – 1.6 g
- Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed – 1.75 g
Adults: Take 1-2 capsules twice daily with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
From the Vitamins Shoppe Research Desk:
Sea buckthorn oil has been shown in studies as an effective way of treating skin and mucous injuries.
These studies found that oil from sea buckthorn seeds and pulp stabilised cell membrane structure and helped to lower any abnormally high rates of skin cell production as well as reduce inflammation.
This makes Sea Buckthorn Oil a great essential fatty acid source of anyone suffering with psoriasis, dermatitis or eczema.
A special study conducted earlier confirmed the beneficial effect of this oil on inflammatory atopic dermatitis (AD).
Furthermore, in patients taking pulp oil, the concentration of high density cholesterol (HDL or good cholesterol) increased significantly. This is an important indicator reducing the risks of heart and vascular diseases and preventing the development of atherosclerosis.
Experiment-based analysis has also confirmed that sea buckthorn oil has antioxidant characteristics that protect against the negative action of free radicals and help fight disease. These antioxidant characteristics come from vitamin E, ascorbic acid, carotenoids and flavonoids.
The data that can be found in many scientific research papers point to the antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, regenerating and biostimulating effects of sea buckthorn oil.
Yang B, Kalimo KO, Mattila LM, Kallio SE, Katajisto JK, Peltola OJ, Kallio HP. J Nutr Biochem 1999; 10: 622 -30.