• The average age of U.S. women at menopause is 51. Every day, 6,000 women in the U.S. reach menopause. That’s over 2,000,000 a year. In 2010, the estimated number of menopausal and postmenopausal women was 45.6 million.
  • Surveys and research estimate that 40% to 60% of postmenopausal women suffer from vaginal dryness.

Side effects of pharmaceuticals which can be used for treating vaginal dryness:

The ‘natural alternative’ for  vaginal dryness:

“Seabuckthorn oil showed beneficial effects on vaginal health, indicating it is a potential alternative for mucosal integrity for those women not able to use estrogen treatment for vaginal atrophy.”

Read the July 2014 research report from Finland, Effects of sea buckthorn oil intake on vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

For me, when comparing other solutions for vaginal dryness versus taking SBT Seabuckthorn Vegan Single Source Oil, it’s a no brainer! The health benefits extend to other mucous membranes, as well as our muscles and joints, heart, and skin.

Seabuckthorn Berries


(Hippophae rhamniodes L.)

Family: Elaeagnaceae.

Seabuckthorn* is a hardy, deciduous shrub that has been known for its medicinal and nutritional benefits since ancient times. Its natural habitats are the Himalayan Mountains, China, Mongolia, Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. Some History

*In English, ‘seabuckthorn’ can also be written/referred to as: hippophae berry, sea buckthorn, sallowthorn, sallow-thorn berry, and seaberry.

Seabuckthorn International, Inc.—The First Seabuckthorn Company in North America

According to Susan McLoughlin, the President and CEO of Seabuckthorn International, Inc. (SII), the first seabuckthorn shrub came to North American in Manitoba, Canada in 1938. Susan and her late husband Colin discovered seabuckthorn in 1991. At that time, they were living in Maple Ridge, B.C. and had a nursery. Colin was interested in developing erosion control plans and was investigating vetiver grass. Knowing that China was using it, Colin contacted an officer with the World Bank. He agreed that vetiver grass would work in Canada’s climate but suggested seabuckthorn.

“The information we received also included seabuckthorn’s nutritional properties,” says Susan. “We were immediately captivated. Around the same time, we decided to move to the Okanagan Valley where Agriculture Canada has a phenomenal research center in Summerland. We ordered seeds and started to grow seabuckthorn. The scientific community in Summerland was very helpful, particularly Bill Schroeder. We sold cuttings all over Canada. Colin became known as the Johnny Appleseed of seabuckthorn in Canada. I realized that we didn’t have a market for the seabuckthorn so I started making products.

“Colin died in 2001. People were keen for me to continue. In 2003, our brand became SBT Seabuckthorn and we incorporated as Seabuckthorn International, Inc. Today, our berries and leaves come from Saskatchewan. Its cold winters and hot and sunny summers have the right climate. We purchase additional seabuckthorn oils from Mongolia. Even after more than 20 years, I’m still amazed at how incredible seabuckthorn is!”

SBT Seabuckthorn Products: Healing Vaginal Health and So Much More!

Seabuckthorn superfruit contains over 190 bioactive nutrients. The fruit—flesh—of the seabuckthorn berries are processed into fruit oil and its seeds are processed into seed oil. While these two oils have much in common there are also differences in their nutrient content and bioactivity.

SBT Seabuckthorn Vegan Fruit Oil

The fruit oil contains palmitoleic acid, an Omega-7 fatty acid. There is only one other known plant source for palmitoleic acid and that’s macadamia nuts. Seabuckthorn fruit oil contains twice as much. A comprehensive report written by Carol Stockton in the April 2014 issue of Life Extension Magazine, cited 56 research studies on the health benefits of palmitoleic acid including reducing LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) and increasing HDL (‘good’ cholesterol), as well as reducing blood sugar, insulin resistance, body weight/composition, and inflammation.

Carotenoids are the most abundant vitamin in the fruit oil. Of the 41 carotenoids, these include pro-Vitamin A, beta carotene; lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin.

The fruit oil also contains d-alpha-tocopherol, the most active form of Vitamin E. While the fruit oil has Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9, their values are much less than the seed oil.

SBT Seabuckthorn Vegan Seed Oil

The seed oil has high levels of the essential fatty acids (EFAs) Omega-3 (alpha linolenic) and Omega-6 (linoleic acid) in a 1:1 ratio and the monounsaturated fatty acid, Omega-9 (oleic acid). Other nutrients are 17 phytosterols, including the plant sterol Beta-sitosterol, and phospholipids (linoleic, linolenic, and lecithin).

seabuckthorn vegan fruit oil
SBT Seabuckthorn Vegan Seed Oil

SBT Seabuckthorn Vegan Single Source Oil

It’s the combination of both oils, in equal proportion, working synergistically, that make SBT Seabuckthorn Vegan Single Source Oil a powerful and complete nutritional mix.

SBT Seabuckthorn Vegan Single Source Oil, Dr. Carol Remz

The health and healing benefits of SBT Seabuckthorn oils extend to other mucous membranes, as well as our muscles and joints, heart, and skin.

Mucous Membranes

Muscles & Joints



Research shows seabuckthorn health benefits for mucous membranes including urogenital, digestive, respiratory, and the inner surface of eyes: vaginal dryness, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, ulcers (oral and stomach), fatty liver, dry eyes.
Research shows seabuckthorn supports healthy muscles and joints and can be beneficial to address inflammation, delayed onset muscle soreness, pain, weak capillaries.
Research shows seabuckthorn health benefits to address atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, inflammation, belly fat.
Research supports seabuckthorn for healthy skin: acne, eczema, and dermatitis; psoriasis, rosacea, burns, wounds.
Seabuckthorn: Toward Healthy Mucous Membranes

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Treating Ulcers

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Acne & Eczema

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Dry Eyes

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Seabuckthorn: Phospholipids and Dry Eyes

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High Quality, Safe, Tested

SBT Seabuckthorn oils are 100% USDA certified organic and Non GMO. SII proudly states “They have been assessed by Health Canada and found to be safe, effective and of high quality under their recommended conditions of use.” A Natural Product Number (NPN) identifies this on the product’s label. (Note: Canada is much stricter than the U.S. when it comes to regulating the sales of supplements. A product is only assigned a NPN number when it has passed Health Canada’s scrutiny.) Check out the SBT Seabuckthorn products in the shop.