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The unique therapeutic properties of Sea Buckthorn oil are explained by its almost unbelievable abundance in health-promoting bioactive components. The ripe berries of Sea Buckthorn contain more than 190 varieties of bioactive substances, of which 106 occur in the berry oil. This number includes six different fat-soluble vitamins and vitamin-like substances, 22 fatty acids, 42 kinds of lipids and 36 kinds of flavonoids and phenols

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Sara Stanner, a nutritionist at the British Heart Foundation, said: "The antioxidants in sea buckthorn juice and pulp may protect the heart by reducing harmful chemicals in the blood.

"The pulp oil also contains unsaturated fatty acids and plant sterols, which could help to reduce blood cholesterol levels.

"In addition, there is evidence that sea buckthorn juice might help to protect 'bad' cholesterol from oxidation, a process which is involved in the development of coronary heart disease. *