Omega-7 fatty acids are extracted from berries of the sea buckthorn plant. Originally researched in China and Russia, recently the beneficial potential of this plant is being recognised in Europe and America. In addition to the omega-7 fatty acids sea buckthorn is also a rich source of omega 3 and 6, as well as containing high levels of antioxidants.

Inflammation often affects the skin. A person with an itchy and inflammatory skin condition often reacts easily to irritants, food, and environmental allergens, these lead to the skin becoming red, inflamed and itchy. Additionally the skin surface becomes flaky and vulnerable to surface infections caused by bacteria. Such itchy skin conditions often occur together with other atopic diseases like hay fever, asthma and allergic conjunctivitis. These problems often begin in childhood before age 5 and may persist into adulthood. For some, it flares periodically and then subsides for a time, even up to several years. Yet, it is estimated that 75% of cases improve by the time children reach adolescence, whereas 25% continue to have difficulties with the condition through adulthood. Whilst there is generally no cure, these symptoms can be alleviated using nutritional therapy.

Essential fatty acids are often used to reduce inflammatory symptoms. For example omega-7 fatty acids play an important role in regulating immune function and inflammatory response, thus omega-7 fatty acids promote tissue regeneration and anti-inflammatory action in skin and mucosal surfaces. In a study of 49 patients with atopic dermatitis over a period of 4 months a significant reduction of symptoms was found. Moreover mucous membranes line the surface of the mouth, throat, stomach and bowel, lungs and urinal-genital tracts. So omega-7 acts to maintain healthy skin surfaces throughout the whole body.

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