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October 24, 2013

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Study: Sea BuckThorn Seed Beneficial to Heart and Metabolic Support

GREEB BAY, Wis.A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirmed that sea buckthorn seed and berry oil SBA24® was effective for both heart and metabolic support, according to Finnish researchers.

In the randomized crossover trial, 80 overweight women consumed either SBA24®, dried sea buckthorn berries, frozen bilberries or sea buckthorn alcohol extract with maltodextrin (AM J Clin Nutr. October 2013. ajcn. 113.060590)

When taking 4 grams per day of SBA24® sea buckthorn oil, researchers documented that it supported healthy cholesterol levels already within normal range and both heart and metabolic health support. The SBA24® sea buckthorn seed and berry extract proved superior to both the alcohol extract with maltodextrin and the bilberries for these effects. The authors of the study noted that both sea buckthorn and the bilberry in previous studies have also slightly reduced waist circumference and overall weight.

"This unique sea buckthorn extract, SBA24, has already been shown in previous studies to support healthy moisture levels in the skin and eye, as well as provide very good gastrointestinal support," said Petra Larmo, Ph.D., lead author of study. "It also improves post-menopausal vaginal dryness, however, this is the first study to investigate its impact on heart and metabolic health in overweight women. SBA24 is not a single sea buckthorn extract, but an exact and specific ratio of sea buckthorn berry oil to sea buckthorn seed oil. The combination of many healthy plant nutrients from these two sources makes a big difference."

SBA24® is available in EuroPhrama's Terry Naturally® brand as the products Omega 7 (formerly Hydra 7) and Omega 7 Eye Relief.

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