Seabuckthorn and Rosacea
Seabuckthorn is a promising treatment for Rosacea, the only known treatment besides laser surgery. Rosacea is a complex and mysterious syndrome that is as yet not well understood by the medical community, although its results can be devastating to sufferers. We have outlined some of the specific qualities of Seabuckthorn that positively impact Rosacea.
Seabuckthorn is such a complex and synergistic product that it can be a challenge to try to explain what specifically about Seabuckthorn conquers a particular issue or disease. When approaching the problem of Rosacea, it is helpful to focus on the following qualities of Seabuckthorn that directly impact Rosacea: Anti-inflammatory (reducing swelling, flushing, irritation and cell damage); Auto-Immune Moderator (discouragng over-zealous immune system responses that attack healthy tissue); Heart and Vascular Healer (strengthening blood vessels, cell walls and circulation); Anti-Microbial (making the skin and body an unwelcome place for bacteria, microbes and parasites); and Skin conditioner (nourishing and retaining young, healthy cells while softening scar tissue and tough, fibrous or abnormal ones).
Regulates hormones (soothes hormonally-induced Rosacea and limits Demodex mite food), as well as normalizing sebaceous secretions, blood chemistry, endocrine balance and other systems that can be affected by hormone imbalances
- Is an anti-inflammatory, nerve and vascular conditioner, and an anti-irritant
- Is an anti-microbial (bacteria, yeast, fungus and other microbes).
- Protects the skin from sun and conditions the skin after (sun exposure is a known Roseacea irritant).
- Performs many of the same functions as prescribed steroids, but without the same side effects.
- Conditions the skin in many ways; it helps Rosacea by healing micro-tears in the skin, thinning out thick, coarse areas and constricting pores, as well as softening and healing scars beyond what is possible with any other non-surgical treatment.
- Rosacea has been correlated with a depressed immune system, a condition that ingestion of Seabuckthorn products is known to improve.
- Quercetin, an ingredient in Seabuckthorn berries, is an antihistamine, counteracting both histamine-inducing foods, and the vascular expansion reaction of B3, an element in the flavone capsules.
- Seabuckthorn’s anti-aging properties may slow down cell death, resulting in less skin thickening.
- Many skin care products can exacerbate Rosacea, either due to over-drying, chemical reactions, allergies or sensitivities. Unlike many other skin care products, Seabuckjthorn soaps, creams and oils are simple and natural, decreasing the likelihood of negative reactions.
Rosacea is a skin condition estimated to affect 45 million people worldwide. Rosacea sufferers tend to be female, between 30 and 50 at the onset of symptoms (although men, while less likely to suffer from Rosacea, tend to have the worst cases), and Caucasian. Rosacea primarily affects the face, although it can also be present on the neck, ears, chest and shoulders, and symptoms include persistent or unusual flushing or redness, visible blood vessels, thickening or scaling of skin, pimples, white heads, blackheads, enlarged pores, pustules and bumps, and in some cases red, irritated eyes, scaly, flaky eyebrow skin and a bulbous, even misshapen nose.
- Rosacea is sometimes mistaken for, or co-exists with, Acne Vulgaris or Seborrhoeic dermatitis, and while there are several pharmaceutical treatments including antibiotics and steroids, the only known cures for Rosacea are laser surgery and Seabuckthorn.
- Healthcare practitioners would recommend internal treatment with our Seabuckthorn Complete Vitality caps and external treatment by our Seabuckthorn Pure Oil. Skin conditions can often be improved or healed by consuming enough of the essential fatty acids. Sea Buckthorn berries and seeds are a natural source of fatty acids (EFA’s) including Omega-7 (palmitoleic acid), Omega-6 (linoleic acid), Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid, Omega-5 and Omega-9 (oleic acid), with natural carotenoids and Vitamin E.
We are not health or medical professionals and the information contained here is not to be taken as medical advice. It is recommended that you consult your health professional prior to taking any supplements and always read the label, use only as directed, and if symptoms persist, see your health professional.