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A recent CBC article has underlined the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids in maintaining and improving good health. As the article states, there are many natural sources of Omega-3s, and furthermore, many foods are enriched with Omegas to improve their nutritional profile.

Joe Schwarcz, a chemistry professor at McGill University in Montreal, attempts to clarify some of the finer points of omega supplementation, including pointing out that some vegetable sources of Omega-3 (like flax and canola oils) are lacking in two fatty acids considered critical to the performance of Omega-3: DHA and EPA (docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acids respectively).

However, it’s important to note that seabuckthorn, in addition to being a phenomenal source of Omegas (3, 6, 7 and 9, including 3 and 6 in the coveted 1:1 ratio) also contains DHA and EPA!

As per our cute nutritional pie, SBT Seabuckthorn contains a wide spectrum of essential fatty acids and other nutrients, and we will be profiling and further analysing elements of seabuckthorn’s nutritional spectrum in future posts.

 

Resources:

SBT Seabuckthorn oils production and nutritional profile – from Seabuckthorn.com

2 Responses to “Omega fatty acids, DHA-EPA, and Seabuckthorn”

  1. citrine says:

    I hope your company is successful. I tried growing my own seabuckthorn plants a couple of years ago (zone 7); they never produced fruit and I had to remove them because they got out of control and tried to strangle my boxwoods! I’m probably better off buying a quality commercial product…

  2. Thank you very much! And *WOW* at your growing seabuckthorn – kudos!! We know of thriving crops grown for study, harvesting and windbreaks in the Canadian prairies, and there are apparently bushes growing successfully in the Okanagan. As well, my father here in Vancouver has grown some in his backyard – I don’t know if he’s had any berries though, tee hee.

    May I ask where you are in the world?

    Thanks for taking the time to write!

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