When superfoods are mentioned, Gogi berries are among the list of being an antioxidant food and beauty ingredient.
But Gogi has been around the food scene since 2006, so now it’s time to let another superfood shine – Sea Buckthorn - a fiery orange berry born of the same Himalayan landscape.
“It grows and thrives in harsh climate conditions at an even higher altitude than goji, likely due to its nutrient makeup,” says naturopathic doctor and nutritionist Lindsey Duncan, who notes that it contains not just omega 3, 6, and 9 but the more rare omega 7. “Omega 7 has been a hero nutrient in clinical trials because it helps rebuild connective tissue. This makes it great for athletes with any tendon or ligament issues — and suggests it could even help with cellulite.”
If that doesn’t peak your interest, then you may want to rub it on your body because it can help improve your skin and nails.
“Sea buckthorn is being used in skin creams for the same reason you would ingest it,” says Duncan. “And anecdotally, people seem to think it improves their hair.”
You can try Sea Buckthorn in these products, but I hear that the taste of the superfood isn’t that great. You may choose the latter of using it in your beauty regimen.