Sea buckthorn berries or “Seaberry” has been consumed by humans throughout history. Awareness has grown rapidly in the past few decades as a new superfruit for wellness and beauty because of its unique blend of vitamins, essential fatty acids, amino acids and other phytochemicals. Their high ascorbic acid content places the sea buckthorn berry among one of the richest sources of vitamin C. Together with other phytochecmicals, sea buckthorn berries may also contribute to metabolic syndrome management. Sea buckthorn pulp oil standardized to 30 % omega-7 (palmitoleic acid) was reported to help avoid weight gain and maintain a slim physique.
Lehtonen et al. evaluated the benefits of sea buckthorn on metabolic diseases in overweight/obese women by using test material for 33–35 days followed by a 30–39 day wash-out. The authors found that sea buckthorn reduced the subjects’ waist circumference by an average of 1.2 cm suggesting the sea buckthorn consumption may possess slight health benefits related to manage metabolic syndromes .