Fruitrients Sea Buckthorn Sea Buckthorn provides naturally occurring Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Flavonoids, and oils rich in Omega-7's and other essential fatty acids. Fruitrients Sea Buckthorn utilizes the whole fruit powder to provide the full spectrum of nutrients. Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is a prominent shrub growing in mountainous regions of China and Russia. The shrub produces beautiful golden berries that offer a number of health benefits, including Vitamin C and Vitamin E, folic acid, carotenoids (including beta carotene, lycopene, zeaxanthine, which contribute to the vibrant sunset colors of the berries). Sea buckthorn berries also have valuable fatty acids, including: oleic acid (omega-9), palmitoleic acid (omega-7), palmitic acid and linoleic acid (omega-6), and linolenic acid (omega-3). In a June, 2011 segment on The Doctor Oz Show, Dr. Oz discussed the value of sea buckthorn berries, including a recent study focusing on the fatty acid Omega-7, which was given to lab animals in conjunction wiith a high calorie diet. Those animals that consumed sea buckthorn along with their high calorie diet did not gain an unhealthy amount of weight, compared to the control group. The study results conclude that the sea buckthorn berry signals the body to stop storing unnecessary fat, and attributed mainly to the prevalence of Omega-7. Dr. Oz also spoke about the benefits of the sea buckthorn berry in preventing constipation. When the lining of the intestinal tract unhealthy, it can become dry. Omega-7 fatty acids help to keep the lining of the intestinal tract lubricated by secreting mucus so that everything can pass through quickly and easily. Dr. Oz recommends taking one 500 mg of a sea buckthorn capsule daily. Serving size: 2 capsules; Servings per container: 30. Each serving (2 caps) contain 1000mg Sea Buckthorn Fruit Powder. Other ingredients: vegetable capsule. Suggested Use: Adults, take two (2) capsules daily or as directed by your health care practitioner. About Fruitrients Additive-Free ? Gluten Free ? Vegan Formula ? Organically Grown Fruitrients exotic fruit supplements use the best organically grown ingredients in the purest, most concentrated form possible. Their formulas are 100% Additive-Free for the highest quality fruit supplements available in the highest concentrations of ONLY the active ingredients...without any added sugar. Why pay for "sugar water"? Most of the fruit juice products today are little more than expensive, watered-down sugary drinks. In fact, almost all fruit juices are anywhere from 85-99% water. Furthermore, the taste of some exotic fruit ingredients is unfavorable, so they are only in a relatively low concentration in juice drinks, sometimes with sugar added to mask the flavor. In nature, the active nutritional ingredients in exotic fruits are not found in the "watery" portion of those fruits. The active nutrition is typically found in the pulp of a fruit, what Fruitrients exotic fruit supplements offer. Fruitrients/Ultra Laboratories is committed to creating only clean, additive-free products. Their dietary supplements are guaranteed to be free of corn, milk, soy, salt, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial flavors or preservatives.