Guard Against Metabolic Syndrome With Sea Buckthorn

| March 17, 2015

Ancient manuscripts suggest that the Mongol warriors who conquered most of Asia in the 13th Century fed the humble sea buckthorn berry to their horses to increase their strength and endurance and make their coats shine.

Now more than 10 centuries later the health protective benefits of sea buckthorn are slowly but surely being rediscovered. Research during the past decade has shown that sea buckthorn is an absolute powerhouse of nutrition and study after study has proven that these golden-orange berries not only provide protein (essential for vegetarians and vegans), but they are also packed with over 100 nutrients, including trace elements of iron, copper, manganese, and selenium.

Sea buck thorn is also one of the richest sources of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins C and E, folic acid, beta carotene, lycopene and zeaxanthin… which have all been shown to help protect against chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease.

Sea buckthorn is also the richest source of a rare omega 7 fatty acid, called palmitoleic acid, which is best known for its anti-ageing properties like improving the condition of hair, skin and nails, enhancing your skin’s ability to retain moisture and restoring youthful resilience and plumpness to ageing skin cells.

Now, researchers at Harvard Medical School say palmitoleic acid also powerfully combats metabolic syndrome — a cluster of the most dangerous heart attack risk factors: diabetes and prediabetes, abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

If you have metabolic syndrome, it means you are already well on your way to heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other life-threatening disorders. Fortunately, omega-7 works in five distinct and complementary ways to reduce most of metabolic syndrome’s harmful effects:

  • It reduces insulin resistance and lowers blood glucose.
  • It suppresses fat production and accumulation.
  • It normalizes abnormal lipid profiles (including raising beneficial HDL-cholesterol).
  • It fights obesity.
  • It powerfully suppresses the inflammation (C-reactive protein) that drives metabolic syndrome.

Needless to say, Big Pharma has at least four different drugs (including statin drugs and metformin) to separately treat the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, but these all have various dangerous side effects and they can interact negatively with one another.

Omega-7 on the other hand has virtually no side effects and can provide you with full protection against metabolic syndrome. There is no doubt in my mind that this new healthy fatty acid, omega-7 palmitoleic acid, will soon join the ranks of omega-3 fats in protecting your body against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and more.

Wishing you the best of health,

Francois Lubbe
Real Diabetes Truth 

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  1. Ida says:

    Is seabuckthorne also known as Omega 7?