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Sea Buckthorn Power: It's Benefits & Uses

WHAT IS Sea Buckthorn Powder?

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a hardy shrub that grows in mountainous regions of the Northern Hemisphere. In April, it blooms beautiful yellow flowers, followed by vibrant orange berries that ripen from August to December.

Small, yet mighty, Sea Buckthorn berries are packed full of vitamins and minerals, essential to good health. Here at Mountainlife, we wild harvest Sea Buckthorn berries from the forests of Siberia, before carefully freeze-drying them as a powder, to lock in all of the goodness. Our Sea Buckthorn Powder is a versatile health supplement that can be taken and enjoyed daily.


Sea Buckthorn berries are rich in several vitamins including A, B1, B2, B12, E and K. They also contain up to 12 times more vitamin C than other citrus fruits, contributing to 53% of your daily dose.

A fantastic source of Omega fatty acids, Sea Buckthorn is one of the only plants to contain the four Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9. Additionally, it contains high amounts of protein, fibre, antioxidants and at least 190 bioactive compounds, making it an extremely powerful food source.

Omega 7 - Sea Buckthorn powder is a source of rare Omega 7 fatty acids, including palmitoleic acid, which supports heart health, promotes healthy weight management and reduces inflammation.

Phytochemicals- These are important plant-based chemicals created by the plant to protect itself from external sources, like predators and harsh weather. The harder the conditions, the richer the phytochemicals in the berries. These phytochemicals benefit humans by strengthening the immune system, reducing inflammation and regulating hormones.

Phospholipids & Glycolipids - These lipids help stabilise and regulate cellular regeneration within the cell membranes. They improve the communication between cells and ensure they function at a higher and more effective rate.

Beta Carotene - A red-orange pigment that naturally occurs in Sea Buckthorn berries. Beta Carotenes convert to Vitamin A in the body, which helps to prevent age-related macular degeneration and slows down cognitive decline. It’s also good for the immune system and skin.


Known as the ‘wonder plant’ in Asian countries, Sea Buckthorn has been used as a medicine and food for more than 2000 years. It is well documented in Ancient Tibetan medical texts for its use as a treatment for fevers, inflammation, abcesses and the common cold.

In Ancient Greece, the powers of the Sea Buckthorn berry were so highly valued, they believed it to be the main food source of the mythical winged horse, Pegasus.


Powerful natural antioxidant properties

Sea Buckthorn berries contain several antioxidants, which help protect the body against ageing and chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease.

Helps reduce blood pressure

Taking Sea Buckthorn powder may help to reduce cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure and cholesterol. Studies have found Sea Buckthorn powder can reduce blood pressure levels in people with high blood pressure. Additionally, it can help to lower bad LDL cholesterol in the body.

Protects skin from dryness & inflammation

Sea Buckthorn contains Vitamin E and other skin-nourishing ingredients that prevent dryness and reduce inflammation. Sea Buckthorn may also help to heal wounds and promote greater elasticity.

Rejuvenates and boosts the immune system

Sea Buckthorn powder is rich in beneficial plant compounds such as flavonoids and antioxidants, which help the body fight infections.

Helps keep blood sugar in check

It’s believed that Sea Buckthorn powder can potentially help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and protect against type 2 Diabetes. 

Treating Dry Eye

Sea Buckthorn, which contains linoleic acids and antioxidants has shown beneficial effects on dry eye (a condition where the eyes don’t produce enough tears or they evaporate too quickly). Additionally, it reduces the risk of inflammation.

How To Use Sea Buckthorn Powder

We recommend taking 1-2 tbsp of Mountainlife Sea Buckthorn Powder daily. Mix it with water to create a fruity tea or sprinkle over cereal, yoghurts and porridge. Sea Buckthorn powder also makes a tasty and healthy addition to baking recipes.

Mountainlife Sea Buckthorn Powder

Our wild harvested Sea Buckthorn Powder is 100% natural and authentic. We take the whole berries and mill them into a finely ground powder, before freeze-drying to lock in the goodness. Enjoy Sea Buckthorn powder as part of a healthy, balanced diet and benefit from the nourishing vitamins and powerful antioxidants inside.

Supercharge your body today with Mountainlife Sea Buckthorn Powder!